No, I don't know 'alot'.
Don't know about plenty, but yeah, I'm sure there were a few. What about it?
If you go back to my first posts more than a hundred comments ago, that is all I said - that he was the MOST ACCOMPLISHED. It's the Chromie zealots that couldn't understand that and argue that he is the BEST - as they're still doing! They still don't know there's a difference.
Were you!!! :)
Here we go!...
Shared Belief's DIRT question was resoundingly answered to Hall of Fame jock, trainer and anyone who knew what they were looking at.
The competition, or lack thereof had nothing to do with the surface and how he handled it. His BSF at Los Al was as high as anything Chrome has run on dirt. He was moving effortlessly at the wire and was still loaded according to Smith.
Bayern doesn't necessarily have to win the Travers to prove he can go a mile and a quarter. But he is the fastest 3yo racing right now and can easily wire this field, even if he tires in the last 1/8th.
Don't recall any Eclipse awards being handed out after the Preakness. Are you sure???
Shared Belief was named 2yo champion. He has yet to be dethroned and will remain the top of his class until he is beaten or until the 3yo award is handed out.
Chrome has proven he is the best against the horses he has faced so far - except Bayern, who had a legitimate excuse in the Preakness. Anyone who has the slightest knowledge about horse racing knows this. It IS possible to be a fan and also know what you are talking about. To say that Chrome is better than horses he's never faced or horses that have proven to be faster is just being a 'fan'-atic.
I agree. He has always been my horse. Been waiting a long time for Candy Ride to throw one like this. He was the only horse that would have given Ghostzapper a run for his money back in '05. I have always believed he is the best. But that is just my opinion until he proves it. And if he does have the speed, stamina and consistency of his father at the highest level, it's GAME OVER!!!...
That is true, Mike.
Which is precisely my point.
He has yet to face the BEST!
But he will, and when he beats them, then you'll have a reason to say he IS THE BEST!!
That would have to be nothing more than your unsupported opinion because as I said, Bayern has run faster than both Chrome and Shared Belief this year according to Beyer and Equibase speed figures - which take into account track conditions, pace, etc.
You cannot say you know for a fact Chrome lost because of the injury. That is just a 'Chromie' belief to ease the fact that he just wasn't good enough. Neither Sherman or a vet has made that determination. He was big enough to accept the fact that he did not have the best horse on that day and made NO EXCUSES for his loss. Why do you??
Not really Kevin.
You have to beat the best to BE the best.
Otherwise it's just an opinion.
I'm sure they both played a part. Just how much we'll never know. But one thing is for certain, all of the elite eleven worthy of the crown were able to endure and overcome.
The only horse I've seen in my lifetime worthy of crown but was denied was Spectacular Bid. Hence the silks!
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