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Shackleford to stand first season at Darby Dan for $20,000
Classic winner Shackleford will stand his first season at Darby Dan Farm for a fee of $20,000, headlining a seven-horse roster for the Lexington, Ky., farm that includes Grade 1 winner and first-year stallion Dialed In.
Shackleford has won five of 19 starts and earned $2,824,027 for owners Mike Lauffer, William Cubbedge, and Phillips Racing Partnership, capturing the 2011 Preakness Stakes and the 2012 Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. A 4-year-old by Forestry, Shackleford is out of 2011 Broodmare of the Year Oatsee and is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Lady Joanne, Grade 3 winners Baghdaria and Afleeting Lady, and stakes winner Stephanoatsee.
Dialed In, who will stand for $7,500 in 2013, won three of seven starts and earned $941,936 for owner Robert LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito. The Mineshaft colt captured the Grade 1 Florida Derby and the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on the Triple Crown trail in 2011. Dialed In is out of the Grade 2-placed Storm Cat mare Miss Doolittle and is half-brother to stakes winner and multiple stakes producer Broadway Gold. His second dam is 1992 champion juvenile filly Eliza.
The other stallions at Darby Dan in 2013 and their fees, all unchanged from 2012: American Lion, $5,000; Magna Graduate, $5,000; Perfect Soul, $7,500 (returning from Norse Ridge Farms in Ontario); Run Away and Hide, $5,000; and Take of Ekati, $15,000.