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US Stakes Star Sir Shackleton Retired
US 5YO multiple graded stakes-winner Sir Shackleton (Miswaki-Naskra Colors, by Star de Naskra) has been retired "because of a sesamoid injury" & stud plans are still to be announced, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Sir Shackleton won 7 of 20 starts & earned US$1,051,500; his victories included the 2004 Gr3 West Virginia Derby, 2004 Gr3 Derby Trial Stakes, 2005 Gr2 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap & a Tampa Bay Downs track record for 7 furlongs this season while winning the Super Stakes in 1min 22.28sec on February 11; he also finished runner-up in the 2005 Gr1 Woodward Stakes & 3rd in both the Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap & Gr1 Whitney Handicap.