Shadow Play

Hall of Fame Inductee, 2022

Standardbred Male Horse

Shadow Play earned $1,559,822 with 20 wins, nine seconds and five thirds in 49 lifetime starts, and took a record of 1:47.4 as a four-year-old.   The son of The Panderosa, out of the Matts Scooter mare Matts Filly was purchased as a yearling, trained and co-owned by Dr. Ian Moore along with R G McGroup Ltd. and Serge Savard for most of his racing career.  His race career highlights include winning the 2008 Little Brown Jug and setting a world record for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on a 5/8-mile track, of 1:48-2/5ths in the Elimination of the Coors Delvin Miller Adios.

As a sire standing at Winbak Farm of Canada, in partnership with Blue Chip Farms, and owned by the Shadow Play Syndicate, Shadow Play has sired six millionaires, including the fastest Standardbred in harness racing history, Bulldog Hanover (1.45.4) with earnings to date of nearly $2.2 million; three-time O’Brien Award winner and double millionaire Lady Shadow; 2021 Horse of the Year and North America Cup winner, Desperate Man; and O’Brien divisional winner, Percy Bluechip.  In total Shadow Play sired horses have earned $56 million.  Twenty horses sired by Shadow Play have records of 1:50 or better.