Why do you even care so much? You really are an obsessed fan girl (or boy) over this horse. This site is not the Shared Belief fan club. People come here to discuss horse racing, the strengths and weaknesses of various horses, who they think will win or lose, who they are following, who they think shows promise or should be retired. Not everyone has to root for Shared Belief. Many people may think Shared Belief is a fine horse but still want to root for Bayern or Tonalist or Chrome or any other horse to win. People have their favorites and their likes and dislikes. No one is saying SB is a nag, but not everyone has to love him.
Frankel was a great horse, but as you said, a great miler. I think many people consider him over rated because of the hyperbolic English press and English fans who consider him the greatest race horse ever. Ever. At any distance, on any track, in any country. His undefeated reputation was very carefully protected. It's smart to not race your horse in a race you don't think he can win. It appeared Frankel was never entered into a race if there was any chance he might not win. Which is very different. To be great, a horse has to be challenged, at different distances and tracks and competition. Even if it means losing sometimes. I think your summation is very accurate. But "greatest racehorse ever" is attached to his name in practically any English forum or racing site. It is possible for a horse to be both great (as a miler) and over rated ( as the best race horse ever).
There is a long list of horses greater than Frankel. It's fair to say he was a great miler and one of the greatest English horses.
Real maturity would be disagreeing without resorting to personal attacks and claims to mind reading.
I like Shared Belief. I think he is a very good horse. But I am sick of the over hype and the constant pushing of this horse down my throat on racing sites. So I kind of hope some other horse wins. Nothing against Shared Belief really. I am just sick of being told how superfabulous he is based on very little. From the overhype, you'd think he had a record to equal Slew. He may turn out to be the greatest thing since Kelso over time, but right now he's a moderately tested three year old whose claim to fame is not having peaked early enough or raced enough against real competition to have lost or fallen out of favor.
Unfortunately for Chrome, he took a layoff after a loss instead of a win and that's all the crowd remembers.
I have to agree. I'm astounded by how fickle horse racing fans are. I wonder what happens if SB loses a race? And Honor Code and Cairo Prince, who were raved about in the spring, make a successful return? I'm new here so is an ever changing nominee for "the best!!!" as common as it seems?
He broke down in his first race? How sad. RIP boy. :(
Victory in Europe (not just victory for Europe). Americans fought and died in WWII as well. Americans danced in Times Square in celebration. Quite a name for a horse to live up to. And his stablemate Wicked Strong was named in honor of the Boston marathon bombing. Kind of nice they finished first and second.
Poor thing. I see a lot of wasted potential in her.
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