Shared Belief: What If?

Shared Belief and Mike Smith cruise to victory in the Robert B. Lewis. Benoit photo.

Shared Belief and Mike Smith cruise to victory in the Robert B. Lewis. Benoit photo.

The connections of Shared Belief could be forgiven for looking back at 2014 and wondering, “What if?”

What if Shared Belief hadn’t gotten injured in the spring and had been able to run in the Triple Crown races?

What if Shared Belief hadn’t been compromised at the start of the Breeders’ Cup Classic?

Those are questions to which they will never have answers, but they do have a horse that, given a fair shot on the racetrack, can answer any question about his talent, his heart, or his speed.

In his first start of 2015 and facing last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, also voted the 2014 Horse of the Year, Shared Belief did what he has done all but once:  he won.

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