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Shack Attack: Darby Dan is home to dam of Preakness winner
RSS Feeds Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oatsee, dam of Preakness winner Shackleford

2010 Johannesburg colt out of Oatsee

Darby Dan managers and staff smiled a bit more broadly after the 136th Preakness S. (G1), as the dam of victorious Shackleford resides at the famed nursery off Old Frankfort Pike.

My Meadowview LLC has boarded Oatsee at Darby Dan since her purchase for $1,550,000 from the 2008 Keeneland November Sale. At the time, Oatsee had produced Grade 1 winner Lady Joanne and multiple Graded stakes winner Baghdaria. Her 2008 weanling by Forestry was not yet named. But on Preakness Day, now known as Shackleford, he exemplified his family’s courage and class, winning the $1 million Preakness and making his dam a Classic producer.

Shackleford now possesses a record of 7-3-1-0 with earnings of $1,471,666 after cashing in on a $500,000 bonus for winning the Preakness. The grand-looking chestnut colt was also notably a close runner-up in the Florida Derby (G1) and fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) after contesting the early pace in that race. His 104 Beyer earned in the Preakness marks the fastest by a 3-year-old in a graded stakes race in 2011.

A stakes-placed winner by Unbridled, Oatsee has a yearling colt by Johannesburg (pictured) that is also boarded at Darby Dan. My Meadowview plans to race the colt. Oatsee is currently in foal to Indian Charlie.