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$1.35m purchase Shackleton heads west

BY Adam McGrath - @AdamMcGrath89
4 months ago Horse Racing

Three-year-old colt Shackleton will be heading west after the Gangemi stable purchased the exciting youngster out of the Waterhouse & Bott stable.

A $1.35 million purchase at the 2015 William Inglis and Son Australian Easter Yearling Sale, by boom stallion Fastnet Rock and out of a half-sister to Snitzel and Hinchinbrook, this well-bred commodity is an exciting acquisition to their team. 

Having had three starts over east and failing to impress, the pathway has been created for Shackleton to head west and focus on being a racehorse rather than a stallion.

Speaking on Wednesday at Belmont Park, Michael Gangemi (Gangemi Thoroughbred Manager) was excited about gaining the well-bred galloper to their stable.

“Coming across as a three-year-old maiden, with those bloodlines, it’s hard not to get excited” Gangemi said.

“His trials have been sensational, but he’s lacked a length or two on race day”.

Shackleton will be gelded before resuming his career in the west, where they hope they will see him mature and show his true potential.

“We have no problem gelding him and setting him up for some races in Perth”

Shackleton topped off an exciting week for the Gangemi stable, as they also purchased 2016 Group 3 Roma Cup winner Battle Hero for $60,000 in the Magic Millions Winter Sale from owner/breeder Mr Bob Peters.

When Battle Hero was listed for sale, Gang...

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