ERNEST SHACKLETON TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE AS ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING APPRENTICE VAN DYKE NOTCHES FIRST WIN AS JOURNEYMAN JOCK
Irish-Bred Gets First Stateside Win For O'Neill.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2015)–Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton sat a close third early and ran gamely late to win Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature by a half length, providing America’s Eclipse Award winning apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his first-ever win as a journeyman, covering one mile on turf in 1:36.16.
Trained by Doug O'Neill, Ernest Shackleton wheeled three-wide turning for home to notch his first stateside win, which followed a non-threatening seventh place performance in his U.S. debut, the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes, on Dec. 27.