03/13/2014 5:03PM

Shared Belief jogging, but will miss Triple Crown series

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Shigeki Kikkawa
Shared Belief, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion of 2013, is in light training at Golden Gate Fields, but there is no timetable for his return to racing.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old male of 2013, is in light training at Golden Gate Fields following a layoff from an injured foot earlier this year, but will not be ready for the Triple Crown, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Thursday.

Since early January, Hollendorfer and his team have been treating Shared Belief for a quarter crack that prevented racetrack training for several weeks. Hollendorfer moved Shared Belief from Santa Anita to Golden Gate Fields in early February to allow the gelding to be trained on the Tapeta synthetic track.

Asked on Thursday if Shared Belief would miss the Triple Crown, Hollendorfer said. “I think so. It’s too bad for the horse.

[ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY: Prep races, point standings, replays]

“He’s coming right along. We’re trying to make a long-range goal. We’re not ready to do that right now. We want to get a few works into the horse and decide. We’re trying to be as calm as we can.”

Hollendorfer said that Shared Belief is jogging at Golden Gate Fields with no timeline for a workout.

Shared Belief is unbeaten in three starts and has earned $451,200. By Candy Ride, Shared Belief won a maiden race at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 19 when owned by breeders Marty and Pam Wygod and trained by Jedd Josephson.

A partnership that includes sports television commentator Jim Rome purchased Shared Belief in late October and transferred him to Hollendorfer, who is part of the ownership.

For Hollendorfer, Shared Belief won two stakes at the Hollywood Park autumn meeting – the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes in November and the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 14, his most recent start.

Shared Belief was a candidate for the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes on Feb. 8 when he was sidelined.

jttf More than 1 year ago
both ghostzapper and blame ran two races at two and then took long layoffs until the next summer. quality road skipped the triple crown with quarter cracks. staying off of the sauce when you are a kid is a good thing.
liljock More than 1 year ago
The wayside, as in falling by the wayside....happens every year on the Derby Trail, a rough road to enter for a 3yo TB.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The projected points I believe for the KD is about 24. There were so many falling last year that 1 horse made it in with zero points.
Edward Nelson More than 1 year ago
First top billing out, then honor code comes back with a dull race, and now shared belief is out....this derby is gonna suck. Looks like cairo princes race to lose now with 2 of the top horses out to injury.
TIMKUHN15 More than 1 year ago
Not really that bad of a race for Honor Code, was nowhere near cranked up for an allowance race and ran 142+
Edward Nelson More than 1 year ago
Yeah i guess your right. I dont like the credit that the winner is getting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just curious, is that winner nominated to the KD?
michael More than 1 year ago
Dont sweat Honor Code. Shug could care less about alliwance race. Public workout.
Beenthere Donethat More than 1 year ago
Common recipe, common results.
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
Hope he's not another Declans Moon
JeanK More than 1 year ago
I am sorry, but Mike Battaglia should be sidelined from his duties he added SB to the third future KY derby future wager , if he has any dignity he should re-imburse all bets he induced when he included SB as a seperate bet. He knew the horse had no chance of making to Derby after 40 year experience. he took advntge of thos with less know how. I am sorry but nr Battaglia has any and i mean a micro bit of integrity and professional honor he should reimburse all moneys wagered on SB which i believe is close to 17k. class action anyone?
Joe More than 1 year ago
Shut up nitwit
JeanK More than 1 year ago
thank you for your endorsement Joe! ignorants that go with the flow are the ones that make the flow what it is today... wake up and smell the roses ... ignorant people like you make me money
Adam More than 1 year ago
Doubtful JeanK that you're making money, at least in this game. Your 'flow' evidently poured into shared belief in the future pool you're whining about. In fact, that's my best bet of the day, that you are taking a bath on your moronic future bet on shared belief. In fact I'll bet the double-- you bet on shared belief WITH your bet was two dollars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
he he he ...love your response Adam... It's also in the bettors responsibility to know what they are betting on. Just because someone sees Francis the Talking Mule as a separate entry doesn't mean they should bet it. Do your homework Jean K and save your $2
michael More than 1 year ago
Hold on mr. big bettor. Tho future pook is a sucker , she has a point about not adding the horse to the pool. Every bettor deserves respect.
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
Posts berating a two dollar better are idotic.What size bet a person makes does not make them a better handicapper or a bigger fan of the sport.Most people who don't have a serious gambling problem bet relevent to their income level.Questioning Jean's motive for her post is fair game.
Ann More than 1 year ago
On what do you base your charge that he "knew the horse had no chance of making [it] to the Derby?" He lives in Kentucky, Hollendorfer trains in California. He has not seen the horse jogging. Yes, he would have heard on the gossip and speculation but gossip is often off-base and speculation is not hard fact. Horses with 2yo foundation have come back in March and run in the Derby. If you are so sagacious, you would have eschewed a Future Bet on the horse in favor of better odds elsewhere.
JeanK More than 1 year ago
First of all I never bet Sahred Belief because I knw Hollendorfer's record in the Derby 30 years and zilch...second of all my gripe with Battaglia is on a professional level, third of I never missed a Derby wiinner except with Big Brown , because i did not bet the race..I have made over 500 k betting horses in the last ten years alone. Not going to give you my total winnings over the last 30 years. My exacta for this Derby in the second is California Chrome boxed with Cairo Prince and it is more than 2 dollars.... I have not played a winning bet yet, because with a inner's bet all you can do is lose....defending Mr. Battaglia for adding Shared Belief in the third pool only means you appreciate players that do not follow the news to be duped, and that is a negative for racing...professionals should respect their trade not abuse it...if after 60 days there is not a recorded workout for Shared Belief Battaglia should have enough experience and professional integrity to take him out as a single bet.
HRoberish More than 1 year ago
Derby/Smerby! What the big deal about the derby anyway? The race and the triple crown in geberal just ruins most young horses who never really do much the following years. Most disappear from the active racing scene and their only contribution to the sport is in the breeding shed where a good portion of them will wind up shooting blanks!!
G More than 1 year ago
Only one known horse, and he was a champion but not a derby winner to shoot blanks in the stud barn was Cigar. The purse money for the derby, the prestige and the stud fees your horse will earn makes the derby very important. So, what makes what you have to say of any importance?
Ann More than 1 year ago
Oh, far more than Cigar have shot blanks. The Irish horse George Washington was put back into training because he had only one foal in his first crop and then met his fate in the BC at Monmouth. Triple Crown winner Assault was sterile, a not uncommon occurrence in the *St. Germans sire line; other shooters of blanks in the family were champion 2yo Top Knight and Irish Derby winner Malacate. One of my favorite horses, Precisionist, got only 4 foals in his first crop, then returned to racing with a win at Del Mar, whose finish used to be on Youtube, as he "jumped for joy" to be back on the racetrack at the wire. That said, most horses who go to stud prove perfectly fertile; most don't prove to be Storm Cats or Mr. Prospectors, however. Many sire a horse or two of merit over their stud careers without ever challenging for the lead on the list of leading sires, but others sink without trace (Mogambo!)
Hail No More than 1 year ago
Good stuff, Ann :) I'd like to know how you collect 25mil on infertility!
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
Precisionist .Imagine what could have been with that speed and stamina
Ann More than 1 year ago
Indeed! I was incredibly disappointed when he prove only semi-fertile. He was the last top dirt runner from the Herod male line in the US, when it was the Herod line that had dominated the 19th Century with Sir Archy, Lexington, et. al.
art More than 1 year ago
Great Horses are Home bred. Not sold...
Jacqueline Schumacher More than 1 year ago
Man O' War, Seattle Slew, and Zenyatta immediately come to mind to invalidate your statement.
ghost2_ More than 1 year ago
Spectacular Bid, Seabiscuit, Tom Fool, John Henry, Discovery, Stymie, and many others would tell you that great horses can come from auctions or private sales as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
John Henry was actually a 10k claimer at one time..
Ann More than 1 year ago
Stymie was claimed for $1500! I remember ads in the DRF in the 1970s claiming that something was "the biggest bargain since Stymie was claimed."
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
War Emblem another private seller
art More than 1 year ago
Great Claimer..
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
Does anyone remember the claimer Charismatic ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
65k claimer... John Henry was a 10k claim remember him well
Ann More than 1 year ago
And Stymie was claimed in the 1940s for $1500! Princequillo was claimed, too, when being campaigned at short distances, for which he had no aptitude.
B More than 1 year ago
A big loss, but the right decision. Looking forward to his return and hope as a gelding he has a long and successful career. So the new "now" horse is Social Inclusion. Hope his owners don't run him either. The best way to ruin this potentially very special animal is to run in the Derby off of 3 starts. Hope his connections are as smart as Shared Belief's were.