Forestry / Oatsee, by Unbridled, 2008, CH  |  Fee: $15,000 S&N

Top-5 Freshman Sire of Winners

  • A Leading Freshman Sire of Winners: 12 total winners; inlcuding Arlington-Washington Futurity [G3] winner WELLABLED; Grade 3-placed MadrugadorTDN Rising Star Shackin Up
  • 2016 sales: $340,000 and $280,000 colts and $310,000 filly at OBS April; $200,000 filly and $180,000 colt at KEESEP
  • First yearlings in 2015 sold for $340,000, $260,000, $250,000, $250,000, $230,000, etc.
  • Triple Grade 1 winner of $3,090,101 - only American Classic winner by a son of STORM CAT
  • Leading money-winning 3yo of his crop - Eclipse Finalist as Champion 3YO & Champion Sprinter
  • Won sire-making races against the best: Preakness S. [G1] at 3, defeating KY Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Mucho Macho Man; Clark H. [G1]; Met Mile [G1]; Churchill Downs S. [G2]
  • One of just four in history — incl. Native Dancer — to win the Preakness and the Met Mile
  • Blazed fractions of :22.77, :44.73, 1:08.52 before winning the Met Mile in 1:33.30
  • Earned a 115 Beyerfastest up to a mile in 2012 — and a 3/4 Ragozin
  • Out of Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, by Unbridled 
  • Half-brother to 4 other SWs, including Alabama [G1] winner LADY JOANNE ($987,094)
  • Bred 413 mares combined in 2014–2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Beasley, a 2-year-old Shackleford colt, was tested sternly in his maiden special weight debut Thursday at Aqueduct...
Friday, November 11, 2016
Shackleford registered his 12th winner from his first crop on Friday when Sweet Abigail tallied a three-length maiden score at Hawthorne...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Shackleford's graded stakes winner Wellabled is among the likely favorites in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Neuqua was an easy winner in her 5 1/2-furlong maiden race Oct. 11 at Indiana Downs, rolling by nearly five lengths to give her sire Shackleford his 11th winner...
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
2 2 1 0 0 $35,366
3 10 2 4 0 $1,950,437
4 8 3 1 1 $1,104,298
Totals 20 6 5 1 $3,090,101

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight at Churchill Downs (7f in 1:23.65, defeating Ballyclough, Majestic Harbor, Fort Larned, Quick Recovery, Elusive Action, Flexiplus, Surf Cast, D Street, Light Up the Score, Miss Fifty, Fire Angel)

Won at 3

  • Preakness S. (gr. I, $1,550,000, 9.5f in 1:56.47, defeating Animal Kingdom, Astrology, Dialed In, Dance City, Mucho Macho Man, King Congie, Mr. Commons, Isn’t He Perfect, Concealed Identity, Norman Asbjornson, Sway Away, Midnight Interlude, Flashpoint)
  • An allowance race at GP ($51,500, 9f in 1:50.04, by 2 ¼ lengths, defeating Fort Larned, Casper’s Touch, El Grayling, Shadow Warrior, Strike Oil)

2nd at 3

  • Florida Derby (gr. I, 9f, to Dialed In, by a head, defeating To Honor and Serve, Flashpoint, Soldat, Arch Traveler, Stay Thirsty, Bowman’s Causeway)
  • Haskell Invitational S. (gr. I, 9f, to Coil, defeating Ruler On Ice, J J’s Lucky Train, Pants On Fire, Joe Vann, Astrology, Concealed Identity)
  • Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I, 8f, to Caleb’s Posse, defeating Tres Borrachos, Trappe Shot, Tapizar, Jersey Town, Wilburn, The Factor, Irrefutable)
  • Indiana Derby (gr. II, 8.5f, to Wilburn, defeating Caleb’s Posse, Windswept, Decisive Moment, Friends Place, Little Drama)

Won at 4

  • Metropolitan H. (gr. I, $750,000, 8f in 1:33.30, defeating Caleb’s Posse, To Honor and Serve, Caixa Eletronica, Jackson Bend, Saginaw)
  • Clark H. (gr. I, $400,000, 9f in 1:49/12, defeating Take Charge Indy, Bourbon Courage, Lunar Victory, Mission Impazible, Cease, Stealcase, Fast Falcon, Eye of the Leopard)
  • Churchill Downs S. (gr. II, $441,600, 7f in 1:21.06, defeating Amazombie, Gantry, Alma d’Oro, Smiling Tiger, Apriority, Hamazing Destiny, Will’s Wildcat)

2nd at 4

  • Kelso H. (gr. II, 8f, to Jersey Town, defeating Trickmeister, To Honor and Serve, Golddigger’s Boy, Tapizar)


Shackleford - Progeny

PEDIGREE (Print Pedigree)
b. 1996
br. 1983
b. 1978
ch. 1976
b. 1988
dkb/br. 1978 [I]
b. 1976
ch. 1997
b. 1987 [BI]
b. 1977 [IC]
ch. 1981
b. 1991
b. 1981
ch. 1985

by Alan Porter - A Preakness Stakes winner at three, Shackleford was an outstanding sprinter/miler at four, when his triumphs included the time honored Metropolitan Handicap. He is by one of the most successful stallions sons of Storm Cat, out of the remarkable mare Oatsee – dam of five stakes winners, four graded stakes winners, and two grade one winners – and from the immediate family of Champion Sire Gone West.

Shackleford’s sire, Forestry, is from the immediate family of Mr. Prospector. He did not initially do his best work with mares from this line, but he now has 12 stakes winners out of Mr. Prospector line mares, and his sons have also begun to enjoy success with mares from this line.

In addition to a stakes winner out of a mare by Mr. Prospector himself, we can note the Forestry line being represented by stakes winners out of mares descending from Mr. Prospector through the similarly-bred Seeking the Gold (sire of Mutakkdim, Petionville and Cape Town), Woodman, and Miswaki (including through Formal Gold, himself sire of Black Tie Affair). Other branches of Mr. Prospector that have found success under Forestry and his sons are Forty Niner (sire of Distorted Humor, Banker’s Gold, Coronado’s Quest, Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Gold Case, Gold Fever, Roar and Tactical Advantage, and grandsire of Sharp Humor, Flower Alley and Trippi), Kingmambo (sire of Lemon Drop Kid), Afleet (through Rizzi, but also sire of Northern Afleet and Afleet Alex, himself sire of a graded stakes winner out of the dam of Shackleford), Jade Hunter, and Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glacken).

The branch of Mr. Prospector that has shown a particular affinity for Forestry is that of Fappiano, and Shackleford himself is out of a mare by Fappiano son, Unbridled, however it could still pay to cross Shackleford back over mares descending from Fappiano through such as Quiet American, Cahill Road and Pentelicus (brother and three-quarters brother to Unbridled), and Cryptoclearance (grandsire of Candy Ride). It could also be worth introducing Gone West to linebreeding to Shackleford’s family, options including Elusive Quality, Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley, Speightstown and Proud Citizen.

Alydar is closely related to Mr. Prospector, and Forestry has a stakes winner out of an Alydar mare, and a grade one winner out of a mare by Alydar son Saratoga Six. Other sources of Alydar include Alysheba (out of a sister to the dam of Lear Fan, the sire of the granddam of Shackleford), Benchmark, Criminal Type, Easy Goer, Jeblar, Strike the Gold and Turkoman).

From the Northern Dancer line, Shackleford has stakes winners out of a mares by Silver Deputy and his sire Deputy Minister (who could also be brought in through Awesome Again, Dehere, Deputy Commander, Forest Camp, French Deputy, Salt Lake, Touch Gold, Graeme Hall, Ghostzapper and Posse), Belong to Me and his sire Danzig (who is also available through such as Boundary, Dayjur, Langfuhr, Exchange Rate, War Front and War Chant), Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union), Strawberry Road (a grandson of Nijinsky II, whose son, Royal Academy, is close relative to Storm Cat, and is sire of a graded winner out of the dam of Shackleford), Magesterial and Al Nasr (by Lyphard). Icecapade is a three-quarters relative to Northern Dancer, and Forestry has a grade one winner out of a mare by an Icecapade grandson, indicating that it might be worth introducing this line through Wild Again and Clever Trick (available through Phone Trick, Caller I. D., Tricky Creek and Mazel Trick).

The Cure the Blues branch of Hail to Reason has been extremely good under Storm Cat, and Forestry and his sons are no exception, siring stakes winners out of mares by American Chance and Take Me Out. From the Roberto branch of Hail to Reason, Forestry is sire of graded winner New Normal from a daughter of Red Ransom, and Roberto might also be sourced through Kris S. (sire of Arch, Prized, You and I and Rock Hard Ten), Dynaformer and Silver Hawk. From the Halo branch of Hail to Reason, there is a Forestry line graded stakes winners from a mare by Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due), and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s brother, Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Captain Bodgit, Sweetsouthernsaint and Yankee Victor).

Shackleford is half-brother to a current stakes winner by A. P. Indy (available through Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Bernardini, Mineshaft, Old Trieste, Jump Star, Sky Mesa and Tapit), and the cross of Forestry and his sons over mares descending from that horse’s sire Seattle Slew, has also produced stakes winners out of mares by Doneraile Court and Fast Play.

Both Storm Cat and Shackleford’s broodmare sire, Unbridled, have enjoyed success with mares from the Caro line and Forestry and his sons have stakes winners out of mares by Alphabet Soup and his sire Cozzene (also sire of Mizzen Mast, who would be interesting here) and Tejano Run (by Tejano). This also invites trying Caro through Siberian Express, Siberian Summer (broodmare sire of a Storm Cat line grade one winner), In Excess and Indian Charlie.

Another strain that has combined well with Storm Cat is that of Damascus through Private Account, the broodmare sire of Forestry’s brilliant son, Discreet Cat, and available through Afternoon Deelites, Personal Flag, Secret Hello, Unaccounted For and Valley Crossing. There is also a Forestry stakes winner out of a mare descending from Damascus through Gilded Time.

There is a Storm Cat line Champion Two-Year-Old out of a mare by Orientate, and that horse sired grade one winner Lady Joanne out of the dam of Shackleford. Orientate is a son of Mt. Livermore, who could also be brought in through Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys.

There two stakes winners, one graded by Forestry and his sons and mares by Meadowlake and there is also a stakes winner by Forestry out of a mare by Lost Code. It could also be worth considering introducing the In Reality line through Relaunch (who can be found through Skywalker, Bertrando, Officer, Cee’s Tizzy and Tiznow) and Valid Appeal (sire of Successful Appeal, Valid Wager and Valid Expectations).