Best Race Horses of All Time

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61Big Brown

This horse had every chance to win the triple crown. I was betting on him from the beginning. He's always been my favorite.

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62Atlantic Jewel

From memory never run in the cox So you think would be a better choice

63Nashua

One of the top 10 horses of all time. Barely beaten by Swaps in the Kentucky Derby but far and away the better horse as his winning times in the Preakness and Belmonst attest to.

64Zarkava

Another z mare who is so amazing.because she is from France,that made her unpopural.

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65Master Minded
66Foolish Pleasure

He was the one that pushed ruffin to hard he is really the one who killed her

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67Sprinter Sacre

Still racing but problem one of the best if not the best two mile chasers of all time, his cruising speed second to none.

One of my favourite Horses going over the big fences, clears them with so little effort

Lets hope we can see this horse fit and well and racing next season

Best looker in the world and best jumper ever

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68Archer

Certainly a great champ of his era -- his record winning margin will be hard to beat.

Not only did he win the first and second Melbourne Cup but he also won the second Cup by the longest winning margine in the Melbourne Cup (8 lengths)

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69Cirrus Des Aigles

Best horse ever. what a fighter

70Twist Magic
71Birds Nest
72Tudor Minstrel
73Sunline

Probably the best middle distance horse in the southern hemisphere. New Zealand bred mare feared no challengers.

Top class filly/mare who remained unbeaten in her career in NZ. Mostly raced in the tougher Australian races where she won 2 Cox Plates & 2 Doncasters, among her many race wins. Won the Grp1 Hong Kong Mile beating Hong Kong superstar Fairy King Prawn and was also placed in the Dubai Duty Free.

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74Shergar

Still holds biggest winning margin in the Derby by some distance joke of a position

He was outstanding! Swinburn and Pigott were also outstanding with him. Also very kind and beautiful racehorse.

Probably the greatest Derby winner of all time and would have been a great stallion at stud had it not been for the scum that killed this fantastic horse. May they rot in hell.

He should be in the top ten great horse with the success of winning the Irish derby

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75Tullock

TOMMY SMITH TRAINED THIS NEW ZEALAND BREED CHAMPION.
IF ANYONE BOTHERS TO CHECK OUT HIS RECORD YOU WOULD BE
ASTONISHED.THE HORSE GOT ILL AND CAME CLOSE TO DEATH, WITH THE TRAINER TOMMY SMITH SLEEPING AT HIS SIDE, UNTIL THE GREAT HORSE PULLED THROUGH.BECAUSE OF THIS
THE HORSE WAS UNABLE TO RACE FOR ONE YEAR, BUT RETURNED IN DEVASTATING FORM. ARGUABLY ON FORM AS GOOD AS OR BETTER THAN PHAR-LAP.IF YOU don't AGREE AT LEAST CHECK OUT
HIS RACE HISTORY. I LOVE THIS PLAIN SWAY BACKED GELDING, CHAMPION HORSE, CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN TRAINER.NEW ZEALAND BRED JUST LIKE PHAR LAP.

This horse was certainly (with illness included) Australia's BEST

Please get the spelling right - TULLOCH - an amazingly brave champion!

Pity his name has been spelt incorrectly.

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76Rock of Gibraltar
77Nyquist
78Canonero II

Canonero II was an under appreciated horse. He won the Kentucky Derby in near record time. He easily won the Preakness. He lost the Belmont due to an injury. A 1971 Sports Illustrated article detailed why Canonero should not have even run in the Belmont due to that same injury. Add this horse to the list of "almost greats".

To compare American style of racing to Europe is silly, would anyone compare
Steve Prefontaine (spelling) to Bob Hayes you can't. so split it up. In American racing, the Triple Crown in particular, one would have to put Canonero II would be in the top 15 easily.

79Easy Goer

Fastest Mile by a 3 year old ever. Second fastest Belmont ever. Five Grade 1's in a row in the summer of 89 against all ages. If not for two terrible rides from Pat Day this horse is top ten, and right there with Man o war and Secretariat. Been a racing fan for 30 years and he is the best I ever saw.

Like his dad Alydar Easy Goer choked when it mattered most. He deserves his spot which would be under Sunday Silence.

It's a crime that he is ranked higher than Sunday Silence. Sunday beat him three times out of four

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80Swaps

If you compare The BLOOD-Horses number 3 and number 4 horses of the 20th Century with Swaps, at the same tracks WHERE THEY ALL RACED AT, Swaps out raced both CITATION AND KELSO. Swaps is a clear winner. Swaps is argubly the greatest horse ever, along with Man o'War and Secretariat, NO Horse ever ran so fast, so easy, and under 130 pounds time and time again as sWAPS DID.

They have Barbaro at #8 and not Swaps above him, for goodness sake, what is going on with this poll? Outrageous.

I remember Swaps winning times not meaning anything as he was pulled up in the stretch of each race, as he broke records at each track. I also remember the match race with Nashua where Swaps broke his leg on the far turn and still caught Nashua at the head of the stretch. Wow

Foot kept him from setting even more records

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