Bred: Barr Inman (Ky.)
Sire: Pollard's Vision
Dam: Melancholy, by Run Softly
A 2011 colt by multiple graded stakes winer Pollard's Vision, Got Shades broke his maiden in his second start by 3 3/4 lengths in the Sunny's Halo Stakes over the turf. The colt won his next start in the Sunday Silence Stakes before shipping from Louisiana to California to take on the Zuma Beach Stakes. He finished third in the race but it was enough to convince his connections to pre-enter him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf where he finished fifth.
Got Shades is the first stakes winner for his ddam but she comes from an established family. Melancholy is a half sister to five stakes winners, including Sassy Pants, who is the dam of Grade 1 winners Madcap Escapade and Dubai Escapade.