Jump to: navigation, search

Shadow Play (horse)

Shadow Play (foaled 5 June 2005) is a world record holding standardbred racehorse. He was sired by The Panderosa, out of Matts Filly, a Matts Scooter mare. The colt was purchased as a yearling for $16 000, and is currently owned by Dr Ian Moore of Charlottetown, PEI, R G McGroup LTD of Bathurst, NB, and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Serge Savard of Saint-Bruno, Quebec.

Contents

2 Year Old Campaign

Shadow Play made his racing debut on 21 June 2007 in Charlottetown, PEI. With owner/trainer Dr Ian Moore at the controls, he powered away from a field of maiden pacers to win by 4-1/2 lengths.

Shortly thereafter, Dr Moore shipped the colt to Ontario where he raced for the remainder of his 2-year-old year. He finished 2nd in 2 legs of the Dream Maker Pacing Series, followed by a 4th in the final.

The highlight of his year was a 3rd place finish in an elimination of The Metro Pace at Mohawk. Stricken with another outside post, Shadow Play never really got into the race despite pacing his own mile in 1:51-3/5.

Shadow Play completed his freshman campaign with a mark of 1:57.2 (taken at Mohawk Racetrack) while compiling 3 wins, 3 seconds, and 3 thirds in 13 starts earning $31,151.

3 Year Old Campaign

On 12 April 2008, Shadow Play surfaced for his sophomore year with an eye-catching 1:58 qualifier in Charlottetown, where he was 14 lengths the best. He returned to the track one week later to make his parimutuel debut, where he once against overpowered the field by 13 lengths for a 1:56 victory.

Shadow Play's next start came in the Diplomat Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, ON where he return a winner in a new career best 1:52-1/5. After winning both his starts in the initial legs of the Diplomat, Shadow Play was sent away as favourite in the final where he finished a fading 4th.

On 1 July 2008, Shadow Play made his racing debut for high-profile trainer Mark Ford. Leaving from the outside at Pocono Downs, a 5/8-mile track in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Shadow Play finished an impressive third after being parked every step. The winner, Upfront Hannahsboy, set a new track record for 3-year-old colt & gelding pacers by virtue of his 1:49-2/5 victory.

Shadow Play then reeled off two consecutive victories at Pocono Downs, winning in 1:50-1/5 and 1:49-4/5, before breaking stride in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake event at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino near Pittsburgh, PA.

On 1 August 2008, Shadow Play created buzz around the racing world with his eye-popping victory in an elimination of the Coors Delvin Miller Adios. With leading Grand Circuit driver David Miller in control, Shadow Play eased off the gate before making his move. Clearing just before the half, Shadow Play opened up by 2 lengths on the field and maintained that advantage as he powered home in a world record, for 3-year-old colt & gelding pacers on a 5/8-mile track, 1:48-2/5. This mile was 2/5-seconds from the all-aged world record, and tied the 2nd-fastest mile on a 5/8th-mile track ever. He returned 8 days later to capture the $350,000 final of the Adios with a time of 1:50-4/5.

On 9 September 2008, it was announced that Shadow Play was named Horse of the Year at Pocono Downs.

On 18 September 2008, Shadow Play once again stepped his way into the record books. In his first heat of the Little Brown Jug, Shadow Play tied Mr Feelgood's stakes record of 1:50 scoring over Badlands Nitro. Though that record was broken in the next race, by Lonestar Legend, Shadow Play returned to capture the Little Brown Jug winning the second heat in a time of 1:50.1, setting a new two-heat world record for 3-year-old pacing colts.

10 October 2008 marked another milestone for Shadow Play as he returned a first-up winner over Badlands Nitro in the $275,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park. The time of 1:50.4 sets a new stakes record, lowering the 1:51.3 mark set in last year's edition by Booze Cruzin.

4 Year Old Campaign

After a promising start to his 4-year-old campaign, Shadow Play soon experience trouble that would put his season in question. It started with sickness in his Molson Pace elimination, and was followed by a foot separation in each foot - just over a month apart. Just one week removed from his latest separation, Shadow Play put on a true display of heart by returning a 14-1 winner in a new best 1:47.4 while holding off the great Mister Big in the US Pacing Championship at The Meadowlands on 8 August 2009.

Races

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money

Record

Life:

40

18

8

4

$1 553 322

1:47.4

2009:

8

3

3

0

$344 750

1:47.4

2008:

25

14

3

1

$1 177 421

1:48.2

2007:

13

3

3

3

$31 151

1:57.2

Date

Track

Race

Purse

Finish

Fin. Time

Last 1/4

Odds

Driver

Trainer

22 August 2009 The Meadowlands BREEDERS CROWN

$500 000

2/1Q

1:47.1

26.1

  • 1.50
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
08 August 2009 The Meadowlands US PACING

$328 750

1/1T

1:47.4

26.2

14.40

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
01 August 2009 The Meadowlands INVITATIONAL

$50 000

2/HD

1:48.4

26.3

2.10

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
25 July 2009 The Meadowlands NW26500L5

$27 500

1/NK

1:49.3

28.1

  • 0.50
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
19 July 2009 Chester BEN FRANKLIN E

$50 000

5/1H

1:49.2

26.2

7.70

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
11 July 2009 Mohawk OPEN

$50 000

2/2Q

1:50.1

27.4

3.25

Jason Brewer Dr Ian Moore
28 June 2009 Rideau Carlton DES SMITH

$162 000

SCRATCH - Judges

26 June 2009 Mohawk QUA

1/7Q

1:52.0

28.0

Paul MacDonell Dr Ian Moore
20 June 2009 Mohawk PREFERRED

$40 000

SCRATCH - Vet (Sick)

22 May 2009 Western Fair MOLSON PACE E

$25 000

5/12H

1:54.4

30.3

  • 0.60
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
10 May 2009 Mohawk 4YR OPEN

$35 000

1/H

1:51.1

27.1

  • 0.55
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
02 May 2009 Charlottetown QUA

1

1:53.4

28.0

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
29 November 2008 The Meadowlands BREEDERS CROWN F

$500 000

2/1T

1:49.0

26.4

4.40

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
22 November 2008 The Meadowlands BREEDERS CROWN E

$25 000

1/1Q

1:51.4

26.0

  • 0.40
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
01 November 2008 Balmoral Park AMERICAN NATIONAL

$300 000

1/1

1:49.3

26.1

  • 0.20
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
25 October 2008 Yonkers MESSENGER

$650 000

2/NK

1:52.1

27.4

2.20

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
10 October 2008 Maywood Park WINDY CITY

$275 000

1/HD

1:50.4

27.2

  • 0.70
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
18 September 2008 Delaware County Fair LITTLE BROWN JUG F

$264 589

1/6Q

1:50.1

26.2

  • 0.60
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
18 September 2008 Delaware County Fair LITTLE BROWN JUG E

$58 797

1/1H

1:50.0

26.2

1.50

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
30 August 2008 Mohawk NW30000L6CD

$29 000

2/NS

1:50.3

27.4

  • 0.95
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
17 August 2008 Flamboro CONFED CUP F

$493 000

5/8H

1:51.0

27.4

4.90

David Miller Dr Ian Moore
17 August 2008 Flamboro CONFED CUP E

$50 000

1/2

1:50.2

27.3

  • 0.75
David Miller Dr Ian Moore
09 August 2008 Pocono ADIOS F

$350 000

1/H

1:50.4

29.4

  • 1.00
David Miller Mark Ford
01 August 2008 Pocono ADIOS E

$50 000

1/2

1:48.2

28.1

4.80

David Miller Mark Ford
25 July 2008 The Meadows PASS 3YOC&G

$68 121

5/6

1:52.2

29.3

  • 1.00
David Miller Mark Ford
19 July 2008 Pocono NW11500L4

$18 100

1/1T

1:49.4

27.2

  • 0.20
Tim Tetrick Mark Ford
08 July 2008 Pocono REYNOLDS 3YOC

$33 403

1/1Q

1:50.1

27.1

  • 0.30
David Miller Mark Ford
01 July 2008 Pocono PASS 3YOC

$42 553

3/2T

1:50.0

29.0

18.20

David Miller Mark Ford
21 June 2008 Mohawk NW3R50000LCD

$22 000

1/8Q

1:50.2

26.1

  • 0.65
Tim Tetrick Dr Ian Moore
14 June 2008 Mohawk NA CUP C

$100 000

7/12T

1:52.0

28.2

73.10

Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
07 June 2008 Mohawk NA CUP E

$50 000

8/11T

1:51.2

27.3

139.75

Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
31 May 2008 Mohawk BURLINGTON

$100 000

5/7Q

1:53.0

28.3

19.40

Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
17 May 2008 Pocono MAX HEMPT E

$37 634

6/8

1:52.4

29.3

11.70

Tim Tetrick Dr Ian Moore
10 May 2008 Mohawk DIPLOMAT

$78 000

4/4H

1:52.1

28.3

  • 0.80
Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
03 May 2008 Mohawk DIPLOMAT

$25 000

1/T

1:54.2

27.0

  • 1.20
Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
26 April 2008 Woodbine DIPLOMAT

$25 000

1/2H

1:52.1

28.1

3.80

Rick Zeron Dr Ian Moore
19 April 2008 Charlottetown NW1901L5CD

$2 500

1/13

1:56.0

28.2

  • 0.15
Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
12 April 2008 Charlottetown QUA

1/14

1:58.0

27.2

Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
28 October 2007 Flamboro NW2R18500L

$6 800

2/1Q

1:57.0

29.3

  • 0.05
Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
20 October 2007 Woodbine GOV CUP

$23 000

7/9T

1:53.4

27.3

81.00

Paul MacDonell Dr Ian Moore
23 September 2007 Mohawk NW2R30000LCD

$17 000

3/T

1:54.2

28.4

1.50

Mark MacDonald Dr Ian Moore
15 September 2007 Mohawk NASAGAWEYA

$143 800

8/12T

1:55.2

30.3

3.45

Mark MacDonald Dr Ian Moore
01 September 2007 Mohawk METRO F

$1 000 000

6/9T

1:51.3

28.2

37.05

Mark MacDonald Dr Ian Moore
25 August 2007 Mohawk METRO E

$40 000

3/4

1:53.0

28.1

4.90

Mark MacDonald Dr Ian Moore
19 August 2007 Mohawk NW2R22000LCD

$17 000

3/1

1:53.1

27.2

5.95

Paul MacDonell Dr Ian Moore
06 August 2007 Mohawk DREAM MAKER

$56 200

4/2Q

1:54.1

28.1

4.90

Paul MacDonell Dr Ian Moore
30 July 2007 Mohawk DREAM MAKER

$15 000

2/1T

1:53.4

30.0

6.50

Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
23 July 2007 Mohawk DREAM MAKER

$15 000

2/Q

1:54.0

27.4

  • 1.15
Paul MacDonell Dr Ian Moore
15 July 2007 Mohawk 2YR-C-COND

$15 000

1/H

1:57.2

27.3

  • 0.65
Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
30 June 2007 Charlottetown NW2RLFTCD

$1 150

1/4H

1:58.0

28.1

  • 0.25
Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
21 June 2007 Charlottetown NW1RLFT

$1 000

1/4H

2:02.3

29.4

  • 0.95
Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore
14 June 2007 Charlottetown QUA

1/5H

2:03.1

29.2

Dr Ian Moore Dr Ian Moore

External links



Share

Premier Equine Classifieds

Subscribe

Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...


The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...


Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...


That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...