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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62Nashua

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.

63Atlantic Jewel

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

64Master Minded
65Sprinter 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

What a machine

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66Archer

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

Won the first and second Melbourne cups

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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68Zarkava

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

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69Twist Magic
70Foolish Pleasure

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

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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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74Tullock

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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75Rock of Gibraltar
76Shergar

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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77Winx

The best horse Australia has seen

About to watch the cox plate for 2016

One of the greatest finishers of all time. Second only to Black Caviar. Would have given Frankel a stitch

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78Dan Patch

Dan Patch has had more movies and books written about him than any other racehorse.

In the broadway show the "Music Man" the lyrics say:

Not a wholesome trottin' race, but a race where they set down right on the horse! Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!

Crowds of 100, 000 turned out for a glimpse of the horse, which possessed an unusually gentle temperament yet radiated charisma. Dwight Eisenhower lined up with his parents at the 1904 Kansas State Fair to see him, and Harry Truman recalled that as a boy he had written a fan letter to the horse.

He never lost a race and held records that lasted for up to 50 years.

Perhaps not the greatest racehorse ever, but certainly, he should be higher on this list than 66.

Most famous racehorse ever. Famous as Enrico Caruso at the time.

He should be 3million times higher than this

79Nyquist
80Canonero 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.

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