Lysander 11-Eye Shadow
Trainers R. Dux/T.A. Dawson
They didn’t make them any tougher than Ima Shadow, who like his dam the Oaks winner Eye Shadow, was a superstar during the 1970s. His 110 starts produced 31 wins and 38 1/2 minor prizemoney cheques. He won from 1010 metres to 2200 metres and a staggering 26 open company races. Ima Shadow was a class sprinter running third in the 1975 and 1976 Stradbroke Handicaps but he was later converted to a front running stayer. His list of big wins included QTC Ascot Handicap, GCTC Goldmarket, Delaney Quality (now BTC Cup), Barnes Plate (twice), Exhibition Handicap (twice), Tatt’s Cumberland Cup (twice), Albion Park Cup, Bernborough Stakes (twice), Gold Coast Cup, Rothmans Mile and the Sir Winston Churchill Stakes. But perhaps his best run was a nose second to Belmura lad in the P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2400m) when he set a break neck speed and then fought with the winner the length of the straight.