From Frank Mitchell
The following post appeared earlier this week at Paulick Report.
A number of years ago, one of the favored anti-drug slogans was “Speed kills.” Though questionable for drug deterrence, the slogan is ever so true in horse racing.
The horse with the most speed kills his opposition.
That was certainly the case with Shared Belief, who scooted home the winner of the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths in the time of 1:22.17. The dark brown colt had tracked early leader Papa Turf through fractions of :22.56 and :46.06. Shared Belief maintained a steady pace around the turn as his rivals began to struggle or tire and drew off through the stretch with a final furlong in :11.76.
The speed derived from powerful hindquarters is an inheritance from the gelding’s sire Candy Ride and broodmare sire Storm Cat. In addition to becoming the most successful commercial sire…
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