RIP Shakis

Alan Garcia and Shakis before the 2008 Manhattan (Sarah K. Andrew)

Sad news of Shakis today, euthanized after sustaining an injury galloping out after a 4f work at Hollywood Park over the All Weather Track.

Particularly sad as he was prepping for his last race prior to retiring to stud as 8yo… eight! I had no idea. His stellar 2007 Bernard Baruch isn’t on YouTube, if turns up I’ll add it here.

2008 Bernard Baruch:

Kiaran McLaughlin Interview after the 2008 Bernard Baruch:

2007 Manhattan:

Rest in Peace Shakis and many condolences to your connections.

Update: nice piece in the LA Times by Bill Dwyre.