“He had to take his baby to the doctor today to install ear plugs,” said assistant-trainer Brooke Boyer in the Pimlico Race Course winners’ circle. “Otherwise he would be here.”
Shuman, who is 40, broke onto the local scene at the 2002 Laurel Park winter meeting, where he finished third. In 2003 he won a career-best 225 races and shattered the Gulfstream Park trainer standings with 87 winners and was also the top conditioner at Monmouth Park.
He saddled Xchanger to an eighth place finish in the 2007 Preakness Stakes.