Dane Shadow

Danehill - Slight Chance Bay/Brown 2001 16.0 HH

Quick Facts

Sire: Danehill

Dam: Slight Chance

Wins: 1st Ming Dynasty (Gr3) - 2nd STC Silver Slipper (Gr2) - 2nd Todman Stakes (Gr2) - 2nd Up & Coming Stakes (Gr2) - 3rd Missile Stakes (Gr3)

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The horse that put Kitchwin Hills stallion operation on the map Dane Shadow has passed away overnight due long-term health battles.

A stallion who exploded on the scene, he produced four Group 1 winners including superstar filly Red Tracer, as well as Hurtle Myrtle, Shellscrape & Shadows in the Sun.

“It’s been a pretty sad day for all at Kitchwin Hills, he was the first horse we ever stood and was phenomenal for us. He made such an electric start at stud people from right across the country were sending him their best mares.” said Kitchwin Hills Stud manager Mick Malone.

“He’s been around for so long it will be strange to drive down to the office tomorrow and he won’t be standing in his run as I go past”

Highlights of his career no doubt are the two Myer Classic winners Red Tracer & Hurtle Myrtle amongst a host of other big winners.

His ability to get a good filly was franked through the likes of Danish Twist, still holding a 65% winners to runners average rivalling the best throughout the Hunter Valley.

Kitchwin Hills & the Brown family will be forever grateful to Dane Shadow & his syndicate of owners for the ride he provided over such a long period.

There will be a quiet beer and a few stories out in the Hills tonight to reminisce some shads stories.

Take a trip down memory lane and recap on a few of his biggest winners!

Race Record

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Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings AUD$
2 4 2 1 $109,000
3 9 1 1 1 $122,500
Totals 13 1 3 2 $231,500
AT 2 2d STC Silver Slipper S., Gr.2 (1100m to Ballybleue and beating Esther), Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2 (1200m to Charge Forward and beating Samboy), 3d STC Missile S., Gr.3 (1100m to Spark of Life and Into the Night)
AT 3 NSW Tatt’s RC Ming Dynasty H., Gr.3 (1400m beating Avise and Public Opinion), 2d AJC Up and Coming S., Gr.2 (1200m to Fastnet Rock and beating Public Opinion), 3d Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3 (1600m to Lotteria and Wenceslas Square), 4th AJC George Main S., Gr.1 (1600m)

 
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