Shared Belief Wins Pacific Classic; Results & Replay
Shared Belief Wins Pacific Classic; Results & Replay: Shared Belief and jockey Mike Smith won the G1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The win is Shared Belief’s sixth straight victory for trainer Jerry Hollendorpher. The TVG Pacific Classic Stakes was worth a whooping $1 million dollars and an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 1, 2014 at Santa Anita Park.
The three-year-old gelding and 5-2 favorite Shared Belief took on some heavy hitters in the 24th edition of the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes including seven-year-old Game On Dude, who won the race in 2013 and finished 2nd in the 2012 edition. Everyone’s biggest concern was British invader Toast of New York, who Shared Belief ultimately beat by three-lengths, even after a steward’s inquiry.
Shared Belief and jockey Mike Smith finished the 1 ¼ mile TVG Pacific Classic Stakes on polytrack in 2:00.38.
Shared Belief will join other Breeders’ Cup Classic “Win and You’re In Challenge winners in the Breeders’ Cup starting gate including Moonshine Mullin, Majestic Harbor, Bayern, and Moreno.
TVG Pacific Classic Stakes Results & Payouts:
11 Shared Belief $4.40 to Win, $3.20 to Place, $2.80 to Show
8 Toast of New York $5.20 to Place, $4.60 to Show
3 Imperative $8.40 to Show
5 Game on Dude, 2 Irish Surf, 7 Majestic Harbor, 4 Ice Cream Truck, 6 You Know I Know, 10 Mystery Train, 9 Clubhouse Ride
TVG Pacific Classic Stakes Replay: