03/13/2014 4:03PM

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.

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“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.