Unbeaten Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old juvenile champion, answered the dirt question with an emphatic 4 1/4-length win in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) July 5 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
|Breeder||Hilbert Thoroughbreds, Inc. & Menard Thoroughbreds, Inc.|
|Tonito M. View Five-Cross Pedigree||Rock Hard Ten||Kris S.|
|Esther's Big Band||Dixieland Band|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Machmer Hall & Pony World Farm||Lane's End, agent for Dispersal of Hilbert/Menard Thoroughbreds||$4,500|
|Yearling||Jaime Cervera||Select Sales, agent||$12,000|
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Los Alamitos Derby featuring Shared Belief and Candy Boy. Watch Video
Los Alamitos Race Course produced a major drawing card for the first graded stakes of its new meet when 2013 juvenile champion Shared Belief was entered for the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) to be run July 5.
Top Fortitude, overlooked by bettors at 30-1 after a poor 2014 debut a month earlier, outfought his challengers in the stretch May 10 to post a huge surprise in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.
Grade II winner Kobe's Back meets Puerto Rican powerhouse Tonito M. in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (gr. III), to be run for the first time at Santa Anita Park May 10.
The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded late March 22 with 10 additional 3-year-old Thoroughbreds added to the roster of horses eligible to complete in this year's classic series.
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