Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief will
close out his 2014 campaign in Santa Anita’s opening day Malibu Stakes on
Friday, Dec. 26.
Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Shared Belief will be making his first in eight
weeks when he finished fourth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa
Anita on Nov. 1.
Shared Belief, co-owned by Hollendorfer, was the 5-2 favorite for the Classic,
but finished fourth behind Bayern, Toast of New York and California Chrome.
The gelding was next to Bayern in the starting gate and was bumped by the
Haskell winner at the start. Stewards posted the inquiry sign, but took no
action against Bayern.
The 2013 champion 2-year-old posted wins this year in the Los Alamitos Derby,
Pacific Classic and Awesome Again Stakes. He missed the Triple Crown races
with a hoof injury and began his season with an allowance victory at Golden
Gate Fields on May 26.
Shared Belief has won seven of eight career starts and banked $1,852,200.