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Go Boy’s Shadow
 
        The 1955 Celebration was the first rendition of this classic event in which walking horses wore an action device. Go Boy’s Shadow and Winston Wiser were the popular world grand champions wearing the newly approved TWHBAA boots. This handsome black stallion was owned by Winston Wiser and E.H. Padgett and was praised as being a sound, true-gaited walking horse. Go Boy’s Shadow was sired by the great two-time World Grand Champion Merry Go Boy, who was also trained by Winston Wiser. Winston Wiser was the father of Judy Martin. On Thursday night, Merry Go Boy won the Three-Year-Old Walking Stallion class, the Junior World Grand Championship on Friday and the World Grand Championship on Saturday night.
          In 1956, this team were again crowned World Grand Champions over what was reported to be one of the finest assemblages of championship contenders ever at the Celebration. C.A. Bobo, Melvin C. Heinz and Lillard Smotherman judged this star-studded event. With this second win, Go Boy’s Shadow equaled the record of his sire, Merry Go Boy. Winston Wiser set a record that still holds today – winner of the World Grand Championship five times.

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