Alan Garcia and Shakis before the 2008 Manhattan (Sarah K. Andrew)
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:
Rest in Peace Shakis and many condolences to your connections.
Update: nice piece in the LA Times by Bill Dwyre.