07/31/2013 10:14AM

Sir Shackleton relocates to Pennsylvania


Grade 2 winner Sir Shackleton will stand at Dana Point Farm in Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2014 breeding season, marking his return to the Keystone State after two years in Indiana.

The 12-year-old son of Miswaki previously stood at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., where his advertised fee for 2013 was $1,000. Prior to moving to Indiana for the 2011 season, Sir Shackleton stood at Dana Point Farm for two seasons after arriving in 2009 from Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., where he entered stud in 2007.

Sir Shackleton won seven of 20 career starts for earnings of $1,051,500. His resume is highlighted by a victory in the Grade 2 Richter Scale Breeders’ Cup Sprint Championship Handicap in 2005, where he set a new track record at Gulfstream Park for seven furlongs. He also eclipsed the track record at the same distance in winning the Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

He also won a pair of notable Grade 3 races – the West Virginia Derby and the Derby Trial Stakes – and registered top-three finishes in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, Whitney Handicap, and Metropolitan Handicap.

Homebred in Kentucky by Tracy Farmer, Sir Shackleton is out of Grade 1-placed winning Star de Naskra mare Naskra Colors, who is the dam of three winners from five foals to race.

Sir Shackleton has sired four crops of racing age, led by Mexican Group 1 winner Manola, and stakes-placed winners Enduring Star, Patty’s Key, and Ignition Coil.