Bred: Grovendale Sales (Ky.)
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Blushing Issue, Blushing John
Trainer John Sadler thought enough of Lady of Shamrock to nominate her to the Triple Crown, though he decided to keep her competing against her own sex in the first halt of 2012. She validated that decision by posting multiple stakes wins, including a dominant win in the Grade 1 American Oaks Stakes at Hollywood Park.
In 2013, the 4-year-old won the Santa Barbara Handicap and hit the board in four other starts.
Sadler bought the filly privately following her maiden win for Kosta and Pete Hronis, who race as Hronis Racing LLC, and have been clients of Sadler’s since 2010. The brothers have been racing enthusiasts since they were youngsters visiting Santa Anita while on jaunts to their grandparents’ home.