Shared Belief has a couple of parallels with his sire Candy Ride: an undefeated race-record and spectacular performances in California.
Shared Belief ran away with the CashCall Futurity and put in his bid to become the first juvenile champion to skip the Breeders' Cup since Declan's Moon.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Justin Phillip made his racecourse debut Aug. 19, 2010 at Saratoga. Some 28 races later he gained a first grade I victory in Saratoga's Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I).
Kettle Corn isn't likely to be mistaken for a great horse, but on his day, he can be dangerous, as he proved July 27 when defeating Paynter in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II).
Henry D. White, a prominent Central Kentucky horseman, died Jan. 20 of heart failure at 85.
Starlight Racing's Algorithms, winner of the Jan. 29 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start, has returned from a layup and is galloping daily at Belmont Park under the supervision of trainer Todd Pletcher.
Brazilian-bred Mr. Nedawi became the first horse to qualify for the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) this year following his two-length victory in the 1 9/16-mile Clasico Belgrano (Arg-I).
Top racehorse and prominent sire Cryptoclearance died at Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic Thursday, Sept. 24 from a heart attack stemming from complications following colic surgery.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Candy Ride's success as a first-crop sire was emphasized recently when daughter Evita Argentina took the Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park, and his son El Brujo claimed runner-up spot in Canada's top juvenile contest, the Coronation Futurity.
Thomas P. Whitney, a successful breeder and owner for years, died Dec. 2 in Manhattan, N.Y.
Cryptoquip, whose 11 3/4-length victory in the Queen City Oaks at River Downs was wiped out when the race was declared no contest because of a starting gate malfunction, officially earned black type for the first time by winning the $144,500 Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) by a half-length.
Cryptograph, with Todd Kabel in the irons, rallied from just off the pace to win Saturday's $165,600 Woodbine Slots Cup (Can-III) at the Toronto oval.
A bay son Cryptoclearance out of Lady Tiara was selected as the Grand Champion at the Maryland Horse Breeders Association yearling show June 26 by successful trainer Ben Perkins Sr.
An outside draw and a wide trip could not keep favored Cryptograph from getting to the winner's circle following the $100,000 Round Table Stakes Saturday at Arlington Park.
Grade I winner Millennium Wind's first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 11 at Charlie Ham's Hamton Farm near Montalba, Texas.
Hall of Fame trainer Phil "P.G." Johnson's 5-year-old multi-millionaire Volponi will enter stud at Rick and Liz Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky., in 2004.
Multi millionaire Volponi, last year's winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), but last in this year's renewel when it was sponsored by Dodge, has been retired from racing, but no decision has been reached as to where he will enter stud.
Ride the Rails, sire of 2003 sensation Candy Ride, will stand in 2004 at Tom Bachman's Pegasus Ranch near Petaluma, Calif.
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Volponi is one of 32 stakes winners sired by $3.3-million earner Cryptoclearance.
If the momentum of Millennium Wind's Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) victory can get him to the wire first in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), he would be the first horse to win both races since Strike the Gold in 1991. He would also mark the first time one mare produced two winners of the Run for the Roses.
A half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic, a half-brother to Preakness winner Red Bullet, and a daughter of Storm Cat purchased for $1-million as a 2-year-old were among the maiden winners in North America over the weekend
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