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Shadow Play Back To Work

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Published: February 10, 2009 5:29 pm ET

Last Comment: February 15, 2009 7:32 pm ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Winter holidays are officially over for last year’s Little Brown Jug winner, Shadow Play, who recently resumed jogging at his home base in Prince Edward Island for trainer Dr. Ian Moore.

Moore, who co-owns the flashy, four-year-old son of The Panderosa with Serge Savard, R G McGroup Ltd. and Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc., told Trot Insider Shadow Play enjoyed a steady diet of daily turnout time following his second-place finish in last November’s Breeders Crown final at The Meadowlands.

“Shadow had two full months off and started jogging last Monday,” claimed Moore. “He is feeling much better now that he’s back to work. I had to put the racing bridle on him today because he’s been pulling and galloping too much. He’s getting more feed now and is very sharp and doing well.”

In a perfect world, fans can expect to see the career winner of $1,208,572 return to the races in about three months from now.

“I won't have him ready to qualify until early to mid-May,” said Moore, who indicated the return is dependant on the wrath of Mother Nature. “The weather has been rotten here lately with the cold and the snow. Nancy and I are putting an offer in on a house in Florida not far from Pinske's training center.

“I’ll qualify him here and then up there and likely start in the Molson Pace in London,” he added. “Then he has the Pacing Classic at Mohawk, the Des Smith at Rideau and then he’s off to The Meadowlands for three big ones [Wm. R. Haughton Memorial, U.S. Pacing Championship and Breeders Crown]. He has the Ben Franklin in the middle all before the Pacing Classic back in Ontario. This is the plan, of course, assuming all things will fall into place for us.”

Shadow Play finished his sophomore season with a 14-3-1 record from just 25 trips postward. He put away more than $1.1 million in earnings and picked up an impressive 1:48.2 speed badge in his elimination of the Adios.

February 15, 2009 - 7:32 pmAs an avid harness racing

Keith Macleod (not verified) SAID...

As an avid harness racing fan I am ecstatic to see Shadow Play race as a 4 year old, hopefully he will show his stuff again this year and make us Maritimers proud of him. Keep up the good work Dr. Moore and fellow owners and best of luck.

February 11, 2009 - 6:18 pmGREAT TO HEAR THE SHADOW IS

CHARLIE CHASE (not verified) SAID...

GREAT TO HEAR THE SHADOW IS GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER SEASON. I HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS GREAT HORSE AT THE JUG IN SEPTEMBER AND I WAS PROUD OF THE MARITIME CONNECTIONS.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK DR. MOORE AND REMEMBER THE BANANAS. P S SHADOW PLAY LOVES BANANAS

February 10, 2009 - 5:55 pmNice to see such a great

Dan Mailman SAID...

Nice to see such a great horse doing so well. Looking forward to watching him race this summer. Great job Dr. Moore.


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