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, December 26, 2016.
The print features Shared Belief’s spectacular win over California Chrome in the 2015 San Antonio Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita Park and is signed by Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, and radio personality and co-owner, Jim Rome.
The silent auction will be conducted next to Champions! Gift Shop, in the East Paddock Gardens throughout the day, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
The Story Behind the Painting:
When Shared Belief passed, Kim and Kevin Nish of KMN Racing knew that there was only one person they would entrust with memorializing one of their horse’s greatest moments. They turned to their good friend, artist John Rowe, and commissioned two paintings of Shared Belief’s win in the San Antonio where he defeated California Chrome. One of these paintings was given to friend and partner, Jim Rome. From that painting, a set of canvas prints were made and given to each member of the Shared Belief Team – Jerry Hollendorfer, the Todaro’s, Alex Solis II, Jason Litt, Mike Smith, Russell Baze, Armando Rodriguez and Steve Bourmas.
An extra four prints were made which have been signed by Jerry Hollendorfer, Mike Smith and Jim Rome and each will be silently auctioned off at California racetracks where Shared Belief won with all monies raised to be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
About the Artist:
John Rowe has done other paintings for the Nish’s, specifically one of Mizdirection winning her first Breeders’ Cup, and two of Lutine Belle winning the Blue Norther Stakes, with one going to jockey Alex Solis in honor of his 5,000th career win. Other equestrian works of his include the movie poster for the 2003 film, “The Young Black Stallion” as well as several notable book covers. Visit his website here.