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Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar
Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar

On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling away down the stretch to win the $1-million Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths over Toast Of New York. It was the sixth victory for Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion who missed this year's Triple Crown races while recovering from foot problems. But he's healthy and headed for the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita and a possible showdown against Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner...

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