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Slim Shadey © Laura Battles Slim Shadey © Laura Battles
Slim Shadey © Laura Battles Slim Shadey © Laura Battles


Owner: Michael Hui
Breeder: Phil M. Cunningham
Winnings: 83 Starts: 14 - 16 - 4, $1,278,855

At 4: Won San Marcos S. (G2,SA,10fT), John Henry Turf Championship S. (G2,SA,10fT); 2nd Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. (G1,CD,9fT), Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (G1,Hol,10fT), San Luis Rey S. (G2,SA,12fT)
At 5: Won San Marcos S. (G2,SA,10fT)
At 6: Won Elkwood S. (Mth,8f); 2nd San Gabriel S. (G2,SA,9fT); 3rd Red Bank S. (G3,Mth,8fT), Birdstone S. (Sar,14f)
At 10: 2nd Old Man Eloquent S. (GP,8½fT)

Foaled March 6, 2008.   Raced in GB, Ire and USA.   Claimed 9Jun2018 at Bel by M. Hui (tr: M.Maker) $40k
Modified On: 12/17/2020

Foaled in Great Britain, Slim Shadey raced in England and Ireland, then at age four was imported to America by his breeder, Phil Cunningham. Our firmer turf proved to be just his style. He won the 2012 San Marcos S (G2) at 1 ¼ mile at Santa Anita, trained by Simon Callaghan with David Flores riding. Three impressive seconds followed, in the San Luis Rey (G2), Woodford Reserve (G1) (won by Little Mike), and Charles Whittingham Memorial (G1). That fall he achieved his second Grade 2 victory in the John Henry Turf Championship at 1 ¼ mile with Garrett Gomez piloting. At five Slim won his third graded stakes, the 2013 San Marcos (G2), with jockey Gary Stevens. Though Slim placed and showed in two 2014 graded stakes, the Elkwood at Monmouth Park was his only stakes win that year. Thereafter he continued to campaign and earn steadily at top tracks for five more years. In August 2019 the valiant competitor ran his final race at age 11. A true “grand old gelding,” he earned career stats of 83 starts with 14 wins, 16 seconds and 4 thirds for $1,278,855. Old Friends is grateful to his final racing owner, Michael M. Hui, and to trainer Michael J. Maker for enabling Slim Shadey’s retirement with us.

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