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Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Malibu

After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to hi...

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What a fun race to watch. Congrats to SB and his people. Conquest Two Step ran huge for Conquest stables. I like their babies. Chitu ran admirably and very well for his second start off a long layoff. It's nice to see Derby also-rans come back to be nice stakes horses after their Triple Crown debacle. I was rooting for Midnight Hawk. Sadly, he came home last but at least have his all and walked off sound. In the end, that's all you can ask of a horse.
All out to beat a 70-1 shot in a close finish... A 70-1 shot in a field of LEFTOVERS looking for a check. He is a very nice horse, but not as good as advertised.
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  • Mary Z. · Some info may be helpful. 1. Were you born in 1999? If so, it would not hurt for you to watch more races. 2. As many have said, the horses don't know the odds, but no, the 1 was not one of my selections. I had another longshot, the 4, to clean up on tiring speed. 3.You have an ugly manner, sorry to say. 4.A re-think is in order. · 27 minutes ago
  • triple_double · Why would you say that Eventer have an ugly manner Mary?? She is just expressing an opinion of herself ( a 14 year old girl) and she even said that SB is a very nice horse. Poor Eventer, some grumpy old lady is reading her posts with a lot of negative emotions. LOL · 1 minutes ago
I just had to come on to see how much those would put down yet another win by Shared Belief. Its never good enough, its always against junky horses, he didnt win by 8 lengths, blah blah blah. This horse is so freakin good and goes against what he is built on time and time again. This is a stamina horse who wins a Grade one race going only 7f and beats the ENTIRE FIELD, not just a 70 to 1 horse. No win that this horse gets is ever enough. When Chrome loses the excuses are rampant, they didnt wanna push him, he got blocked, and on and on and on. When Shared Belief wins, well, he didnt win by 8 lengths so he's really bad. He never flew on a plane so he's really bad. PATHETIC. This little guy has no business running and winning 7f races in the first place but when he does, its nothing. Its not really a win, look the other way. Chrome beats 5 opponents in a cake turf race and he's the greatest horse in the world. Shared Belief runs in a race built for speedsters and its mocked. I wish so badly that the Breeders Cup Classic was run fairly. Shared Belief is a freak of nature who tackles and wins at every distance under the sun. Grow up and stop knocking a horse who has given it his all in every single race he has ever been entered into. EVERY ONE OF THEM. It's a horse for God's sake. And a damn good one at that. He doesnt need awards. He just needs to get into the ring with Chrome fair and square. I cant wait for that day to come.
  • amino998 · He certainly exuded class as they were heading up the chute going to the gate, Feb 7th is the expected meeting time · 2 minutes ago
In one of the last stakes races of the year carded exclusively for 3-year-old fillies, Sam’s Sister made her stakes debut a winning one, upsetting the Grade 1, $300,000 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on Friday.Read More
After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to his familiar spot in the winner’s circleRead More
  • Exterminator · Glad he won. He's a nice horse. Not Horse Of The Year this year, but maybe next year. He has all the talent necessary and is well managed. I didn't like that he was 2yo champ with only 3 races, but it did set him up well for this year. It's nice to see a 2yo champ come back to be so good at 3. · 6 minutes ago
honestly tmall I wouldnt have been surprised if SB didnt fire at all. His resume was better than most and he has had a bullseye on him all year and has often been in tight and cutting back from the 2 classic routes I thought was a horrible idea and i was already thinking he was a great bet against. Conquest was always well thought of but never delivered. I expected more of Indianapolis as he seemed to be the horse right there but down the back stretch you could clearly see SB was struggling. The cutback does hurt. As a trainer and an athlete I know this plus he spotted them all. He did not have an easy trip. I figured he would lose or win kind of easy but they went too slow early AGAIN. That is what you failed to see. They went slow and he overcame that and that is what kept him running better. I twice this year thought he would lose when he won with similar trips. The BC I knew he was done but had TONY and Bayern. Today does not help nor hurt HOTY. Those that say how tough he had it and that probably GOD coulda won the BC, yes I said it, he couldve the way the race was run, suggests Bayern has no shot. The main horse is Main Sequence and Wise Dan. If they give it to SB I wouldnt be surprised. CC had a perfect trip and couldnt win on the paved highway on either Belmont or BC day and could not muster an impressive pass of a horse either. At least SB did not have any horror races amongst the other top 5 three year olds. I would have thought if Pharaoh ran and won there would not even be a three year old on the HOTY ballot. But I have seen worse as people would say SB did an a la Zenyatta stay in CA and he proved he is at the very top at many a distance. Can he run out of CA? He only lost once and every other three year old lost sometimes badly like the horror runs of Bayern more than once. He had every excuse to have lost today and should not have even been in this race IMO but I think they are trying to do what they did last year. It would be hard pressed to see a horse win two eclipse awards wo a BC win. If he won by two more lengths that wouldve been different.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · The CUTBACK is now being used as an excuse. Rewind the clock to the Woody Stephens on Belmont Stakes Day. Was Bayern not cutting back from the 1 3/16 Preakness. In that race ,he not only defeated a legitimate Race Horse in Social Inclussion. He destroyed him. Yet i do not recall any concerns at the time. Mike Smith has shown to be a TRUE HALL OF FAME JOCKEY. Arguably the best Money Rider in America. Now we are to believe that he gave him a breather. On one hand the excuse is that the Baffert pair were going to slow on the front. Smitty being 1 length behind this so called pedestrian pace,had to give him a breather. If you are going slow,your energy level should be at a maximum. Rest bits are not needed. But what else would one expect them to say. That he was all out as he showed on the track. · 14 minutes ago
  • hannahWTC1 · "but they went to slow early AGAIN" 45 half is to slow? · 8 minutes ago
People are praising the time of this race. 2yo maidens posted a 1:08 6f split earlier on the card. Taris also put up a similar split in her race. The track was VERY fast today.
Woohoo yay!!! HORSE OF THE YEAR HONORS R UP FOR PICKING!!
GREAT TIME 1:20.69
Did anyone else see the race today from Santa Anita. Just 24 hours ago,S.b. was being hailed as a serious H.O.T.Y. candidate. He is 20 minutes removed from a race where he defeated Conquest Two Step by the slimmest of necks. The time was great they say.There were 2 horses at the wire and another half length behind. Indianapolis was there also. There were no excuses of wide trips,Smitty had him exactly were he wanted him. He had the 2 Baffert horses battling each other on the lead. Yet the best he could do is beat Conquest by a nose and only spotting him 5 lbs in the weight. If this were a legitimate handicap race, he would of had to give Conquest 15 lbs at the minimum. If you want to celebrate the fact that he won,that is fine. But let us not go overboard with the Accolades. Bayern and Chrome have to be laughing that after a performance like this,that SB is actually being discussed in the same paragraphs as them.
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  • southern.humor · This horse would have to win by 15 lengths to even slightly impress you, We get it.You don't have to post a degrading post EVERY SINGLE time he runs. · 43 minutes ago
  • triple_double · Agreed!! What else can I say?? You said everything I would say! · 38 minutes ago
As usual, this boy gets the job done when he doesn't get bounced around by another horse. Beautiful run, he's just so gutsy and full of heart.
  • slewcrew7778 · The BB speedballs tried to slow down the pace instead of trying to outrun him, didn't work either!... · 57 minutes ago
  • Eventer1999 · Slewcrew, that is pathetic. Bob Baffert had the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices in the wagering. They belonged in this field. Both Indianapolis and Chitu had run very well on or near the lead in the past. Is it right to insult a Hall of Fame trainer for allowing his horses to run in the style that best suits them? Pathetic. Stop blaming Baffert and get over it. Shared Belief is a nice little horse and he has guts. But in his past 3 races he has shown that he is not the freak he was made out to be. At least, not on dirt. I personally feel that he is a beastie on Poly. · 38 minutes ago
Awesome win today!
  • slewcrew7778 · Sure was!... but he would have had to run the 7F in 1:18 or 1:19 to prove to the "experts" that he is as good as Chrome or Bayern!...lol · 42 minutes ago
There's still time for one horse to make an impact on the 2014 Eclipse awards.Read More
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  • annmatt · CA Chrome doesn't deserve to be in the conversation? Duh! What turnip truck did you come in on? Bayern was a dud until June. 9th in the Preakness? A complete dud in two of the biggest races of the year. If he doesn't wipe out his competition at the start in the BC Classic, he isn't in this conversation. Chrome has 4 Grade 1 wins, including 1 on the Turf. Two Classic wins trumps anything else that Bayern has done. Bayern only has 2 grade 1s. He is the one that shouldn't be in the conversation. Another turfer with 4 grade 1 wins and no Classic wins does not get HOY, turf champ, yes, and that's it. It may be close, but CA Chrome will be Horse of the Year. · 7 hours ago
  • amino998 · Shared Belief and Co was all class pre and post race · 42 minutes ago
Wildcat Red worked today. 5F in 1.02.66, finished strong when asked, gearing up for the Sunshine Millions Classic
THE SHOWDOWN IS ON!!!!! California Chrome vs. Shared Belief, and maybe even Bayern, DRF"S Brad Free on HRTV says that Hollendorfer told him that if SB is good and found, Shared Belief will make his next start in the San Antonio Handicap on February 7th, he also says that Bayern is training well and also could target the race, this is gonna be awesome, right down that date.. February 7th, gonna be a good one
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Shared Belief all class again, this will set him up perfectly for a four year old campaign, nice job big guy!!!
if you watched the head on he did get bounced around by conquest. he also got bounced around three back. He just shows up but has had one race on a paved highway and he could not make a move.
POST TIME 6:52 EST -- This year's edition of the G1 Malibu Stakes is headlined by California's second favorite racing star (second only to California Chrome), the multiple G1 stakes winner, #8 Shared Belief.  After a compromised Breeders' Cup Classic race which found this rising star knocked ar...Read More
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  • slewcrew7778 · Scratched #5 - Pimpernel · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Whoever liked that 1 has a nice payout. Second at 70-1 ; 21.80 to place . 8,1,2,3 final. · 1 hour ago
2014 Malibu Stakes - post time: 3:52 PT http://www.drf.com/drf/live_video/santa_anita_mbr/240690

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