The Washington Times - May 21, 2011, 08:17PM

BALTIMORE | Shackleford was the star of the show Saturday evening as the winner of the Preakness, which naturally led to the question of where the horse’s name come from.

Co-owner Bill Cubbedge at first joked that he was named after infamous college basketball point-shaver Charles Shackleford but then gave the real answer.

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“[Fellow owner Mike Lauffer] and I spend a lot of time on an island in North Carolina called Shackleford Island,” he said, “and they have wild horses there.

“It’s a good story,” he said, chuckling.

Cubbedge is referring to Shackleford Banks, off the coast of North Carolina, where feral horses live. But this horse is far from that – he’s now a champion.