Shackleford held off a late-charging Animal Kingdom in the stretch to win the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by a half-length.
The son of Forestry is a homebred for Mike Lauffer and William Cubbedge. He is trained by Dale Romans and was ridden by Jesus Castanon.
As anticipated, the pace was much faster than in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), where Shackleford led the field at Churchill Downs through early fractions of :23.74, :48.63, and 1:13.40. Shackleford wound up finishing a respectable fourth behind Animal Kingdom , Nehro, and Mucho Macho Man.