shared belief

Improbable Taken On By Lightly-Raced King Jack In Sunday’s Shared Belief Stakes

Lightly-raced King Jack and Triple Crown series experienced Improbable were closely-listed as the top choices on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Sunday’s $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. King Jack, undefeated in two starts, drew the No. 3 post and was listed at 8-5. Improbable drew the outside No. 6 post and was […]

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Omaha Beach, United Affected By Virus, ‘Mucus And Congestion’

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella was dealing with a virus in his stable that forced him to scratch United from Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association, and reconsider plans for Omaha Beach in the Shared Belief or Pat O’Brien Stakes next weekend. “They both have symptoms of […]

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Finale Moves To Florida’s Oakton Farm Stallions After Dispersal Auction

The court-ordered online dispersal auction of Gaylen Dean Rust’s New Mexico-based R Legacy Racing took place Feb. 25, highlighted by the $35,000 purchase of Grade 3-winning stallion Finale by Oakton Farm Stallions of Morriston, Fla. In total, the no-reserve auction moved 67 horses for revenues of $334,750 and an average sale price of $4.996. The […]

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Bloodlines: Juvenile Champ Game Winner In Good Pedigree Company

Unbeaten in four starts after a clear victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a near-certainty to be the Eclipse Award winner as the leading colt of his division, the 2-year-old Game Winner will be the second juvenile champion by his sire, the Argentine-bred Candy Ride (by the Cryptoclearance stallion Ride the Rails). The stallion’s […]

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Tatters To Riches Passes Two-Turn Test In Shared Belief Stakes

In Saturday’s supporting feature at Del Mar, the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for three-year-olds, Tatters to Riches, the 6-5 favorite under Tyler Baze, dominated his foes with a three and three-quarter length triumph. Tatters to Riches, conditioned by Jeff Mullins for owners Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, wore down pacemaking Afleet Ascent in the […]

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‘Ward’ Of San Diego, An Aide To Hall Of Fame Trainers

Every Del Mar summer season is a homecoming for Dan Ward, Jr., the top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Ward’s parents, Dan, Sr., and Joan, live in Carlsbad and, since going to work for Hollendorfer in 2008, Dan has been able to stay with them, make the short commute to Del Mar […]

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‘Workmanlike’ Accelerate Boasts 3-0 Record At Del Mar

Trainer John Sadler wasn’t present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy. It’s a family thing. “I saw the first foal out of the mare (Issues) was a good […]

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Santa Anita: Shared Belief Print Auction To Benefit PDJF

KMN Racing, LLC, the owners of the late Shared Belief, will be auctioning off a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award Winner on opening day of the Winter Meet at Santa Anita, Dec. 26, 2016. The print features Shared Belief’s spectacular win over California Chrome in the 2015 San Antonio Invitational Handicap at Santa […]

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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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‘We Remember Him’: Shared Belief Stakes Emotional For Hollendorfer, Rome

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer provided insight and emotion on the subject of Shared Belief as guests of syndicated sports talk radio host Jim Rome on a live broadcast of his program, known to many as “The Jungle,” from Del Mar Friday morning. An estimated 100 spectators in the Plaza […]

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