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‘He Knew He Was Special’: Rome Remembers Shared Belief

Exactly one year ago today, the racing world was caught by surprise when Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief suddenly succumbed to colic. On the anniversary of his passing, owners Jim and Janet Rome of Jungle Racing posted a touching tribute to the champion gelding on their Facebook page. “There was just something different about Shared […]

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‘Freakish’ Straight Fire Goes To Post For Desormeaux In Del Mar Futurity

Keith Desormeaux has had a couple of very good 2-year-olds the past two years. Texas Red won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014. Exaggerator was fourth in the 2015 Juvenile but came back the following month to win the $1 million Delta Jackpot. This year, victories in the Santa Anita Derby, Preakness and […]

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Rome To Be Keynote Speaker At Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, The Jockey Club, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association host the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Hallandale Beach, Fla., in January 2016. The conference […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A ‘Shared’ History

Like many who work in the Thoroughbred industry or are merely fans of the sport, Jason Litt’s introduction came through family. “My dad was a big fan,” said Litt, a partner in the Solis/Litt bloodstock agency and a partner in Shared Belief, who ranks as the No. 1 horse in North America by virtue of […]

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Shared Belief ‘All Heart’ On The Racetrack

Shared Belief is not much to look at. He’s no War Admiral or Zenyatta. But it’s not what’s on the hoof that counts. It’s what’s in the heart. But for a rough start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic that might have cost him victory and assuredly besmirched his unbeaten record, it wouldn’t be a stretch […]

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See You in September? Shared Belief Could Take on ‘Chrome’ in PA Derby

Shortly after Shared Belief charged to victory in Sunday’s TVG Pacific Classic, racing fans began looking forward to a matchup between the undefeated champion and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, California Chrome, which figured to come in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. However, the racing world may not have to wait until […]

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Shared Belief, Game On Dude Square Off in TVG Pacific Classic

Like an old-fashioned gunslingers showdown, the old pro Game On Dude will take on the quick-on-the-draw “kid” Shared Belief here Sunday in the 24th edition of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic. Their race-within-a-race was highlighted Wednesday night a nearby Rancho Valencia as the draw for post positions unfolded. The 3-year-old Shared Belief drew post 11 […]

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Youth Over Experience: Smith Sticks With Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

The Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar this weekend is set to be an exciting renewal, with top contenders such as Majestic Harbor and Imperative taking on the race’s defending champ, Game On Dude, and the Eclipse Award champion, Shared Belief. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has been the regular rider of Game […]

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Shared Belief Remains Unbeaten in Los Alamitos Derby

Making his first start on dirt and only his second beyond seven furlongs, Shared Belief remained undefeated with an authoritative victory in the $500,500 Los Alamitos Derby Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 2-year-old champion male of 2013 is now 5-for-5 after dominating Candy Boy and five others in the Grade II, the signature race of […]

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Champion Shared Belief Romps in 3-Year-Old Debut

Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old of 2013, made a triumphant return to races Monday at Golden Gate Fields when he whipped four older rivals in the $37,310 Onebadshark allowance sprint in his long-awaited 3-year-old debut. Ridden by Russell Baze, Shared Belief led from start to finish in the six-furlong race and scored by 4 1/4 […]

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