Bred: Martin and Pam Wygod (Ky.)
Sire: Candy Ride (ARG)
Dam: Common Hope, by Storm Cat
Owned by a partnership that includes Jim Rome's Jungle Racing, Shared Belief made his presence known at the stakes level when he won the last Hollywood Prevue.
The gelding won his maiden at Golden Gate Fields by seven lengths for owner-breeders Martin and Pam Wygod, who then sold him to Rome's partnership. Three weeks later, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer entered him in the Prevue, which he won impressively over the highly regarded Kobe's Back.
Shared Belief subsequently romped in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity to seal his fate as champion 2-year-old male and as a top contender for the 2014 Triple Crown races.
Shared Belief is by Pacific Classic winner Candy Ride and out of the Storm Cat mare Common Hope. He is a half-brother to six other winners, including the Grade 3 winner Little Miss Holly and stakes placed Double Major, who is the dam of stakes placed Major Hope. Also sharing his family tree is Grade 1 winner Key Phrase, who is the dam of noted sire Yankee Gentleman and Zing, who is the dam of Grade 2 winner Half Ours.