ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 19, 2014)–Undefeated 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Shared Belief, a recent winner of the Grade I Pacific Classic, will be the subject of a beautiful full color poster to be given away free of charge to all on-track attendees on opening day of Santa Anita’s 2014 Autumn Meet on Friday, Sept. 26.
Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and owned in-part by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, Shared Belief is America’s top-rated 3-year-old and he is scheduled to run in Santa Anita’s Grade I Awesome Again Stakes on the second day of the 25-day meet, Saturday, Sept. 27–his final prep for the Grade I, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at The Great Race Place on Nov. 1.
Based at Golden Gate Fields, the 3-year-old gelding by Candy Ride won the Pacific Classic under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith by 2 ¾ lengths as the 6-5 favorite in a field of 10 older horses.
Although he was forced to miss this year’s Triple Crown races due to a foot ailment, Shared Belief, who is undefeated in six starts, appears poised for a potential showdown with Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 1 ¼ miles.
First post time on opening day will be at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. and Shared Belief posters will be available free of charge to the first 4,000 attendees.
For more information on the upcoming Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.