I'm happy I caught up with you here. I may not get the chance again. Last night I posted one brief comment in BloodHorse under the article entitled "The Horse that won't be Forgotten". I thought the piece was written for Shared Belief, I was wrong. This morning someone replied to my comment by saying they "didn't like Shared Belief anyway", and they proceeded to mention several horses that were better in their opinion. I've decided I'm done with it. The silence, the disrespect, the entire tragic situation surrounding Shared Belief, a horse I adored so much. It's depressing me to my core. I'm not going to follow the sport for awhile. I don't know how long it will take to get past this, but I'm miserable. I cry almost every day over it. I've been through this before, Alydar's death tore me apart, especially after the facts came out. It's not just the loss of Shared Belief, there is something amiss about it that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I have to focus my thoughts elsewhere, or I'll drive myself crazy. I've enjoyed your posts and meeting you. Don't let anyone tell you Shared Belief wasn't great, he was.
You summed up my feelings exactly. It's more than disgusting to think "the worst". I'm caught between wanting to cry and wanting to punch someone in the face. I hope we are wrong, but at this point in time, it doesn't look like we are. Makes me think about the weird comments BeastBob was making the other day concerning a necropsy and what it would reveal that he could not say. My suspicions are now in overdrive, and I think people do know things that they can't, or won't tell. How hard was it to get the truth about Au Moon's death? How many lies did they throw at us until they were forced to admit the truth? This bit of deception might just be the last for me. I idolized Shared Belief. He deserved better than this.
I think California has an open border for visitors to enter. Zenyatta was criticized for the very same thing. Shared Belief was as good as the very best. He was plagued with bad luck throughout his entire career, missed the Triple Crown races due to injury, had a trip from hell in the Classic, and broke his hip in his last start, otherwise, he was unbeatable. Rome did a pathetic job of promoting SB, but many of us saw the little gelding for the truly great thoroughbred he was.
You think this is funny? What kind of person are you? Don't chastise me for giving a damn about a magnificent horse who lost his life at the young age of four. I'm a horse lover, obviously you are not. By the way, if you are going to take the Lord's name in vain, next time spell it correctly.
First of all, it's suspicious. Second of all, it breaks my heart to think that Shared Belief may have just been "disposed of" like a field horse. Until we've been told differently, I'm forced to think the worst.
Do you know where I can buy a nice print, photograph or portrait of Shared Belief? Ebay has almost nothing. It's like SB never existed. It's unbelievable.
If they don't want the public involved, they should run their horses in their back yards.
Without fans and bettors, rachorse owners wouldn't have much reason to be in the sport, would they? Shared Belief wasn't anyone's pet poodle. He was a superstar athlete and part of him belonged to his adoring fans. Horse racing is not exactly a private venture.
I've been grieving too much to ponder what was done with Shared Belief's remains, but now that the question is out there, I can't stop thinking about it. Let's pray our fears are for nothing.
I don't know Rome, but I know "people", therefore, the possibility does exist.
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