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Shirreffs wants Giacomo to be a hero again

Updated: August 16, 2006, 4:55 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

DEL MAR, Calif. - The spotlight takes a while to find John Shirreffs, so careful is the trainer to avoid it. When he wins a race, Shirreffs stands off to the side while the winner's circle photos are taken, enjoying the spectacle. The only time he has made an exception in recent years was when Giacomo won last year's Kentucky Derby, which thrust Shirreffs front and center.

After subsequent losses in the Preakness and Belmont, and two more losses earlier this year following a layoff, Giacomo ...

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