Best Race Horses of All Time


The Contenders: Page 5

81 Nyquist
82 Easy 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

V 2 Comments
83 Swaps

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

V 4 Comments
84 Karayel V 3 Comments
85 In the Spotlight

The best that India has produced. No where near to the all time greats but surely the beat in India.

Big bucks what can't you like about him 19 str wins

V 1 Comment
86 Risen Star

Son of Secretariat. Ran the Belmont just like his father, would've won the triple crown if it weren't for the traffic in the Derby. Great racehorse.

Very good horse, way better than much horses ranked in better position

V 2 Comments
87 Pioneerof the Nile

2nd place Kentucky derby and one of THE BEST America has ever seen. And he is ridden by Garret Gomez.

Father of American Pharoah should be higher!

V 1 Comment
88 Mongo

Won 1962 Washington D.C. International beating Kelso as well as a slew of other races. Great horse! -

One of the greats all around turf & dirt Awesome!

89 Treve

The way she won the Arc was simply stunning. Time will tell if she earns a place among the all-time greats

Greatest filly ever and top 5 greatest horse ever, no horse has ever ran for a triple arc crown

I think she will earn her place amongst the elite. Two Arc wins ranks her up with the best

Won both of the races in France so easily

V 2 Comments
90 Pocket Power

Pocket power is something great

You know South African horse that won 3 time consecutive j&b meeting,

V 2 Comments
91 Rocket Man V 1 Comment
92 Kiwi V 1 Comment
93 One Man
94 Red Cadeaux

This horse was the runner up 3 times in the Melbourne cup and won some great races all over the world. It was amazing when it was aged 5-7 around its peak it almost couldn't lose.

Can't believe they raced him this year. I had a dreadful feeling they were pushing it. Given he was a gelding, he had no stud worth to them.

Amazing horse Love you Red Cadeaux

V 1 Comment
95 Frosted
96 Sea Cottage

Sea Cottage was the South African PHAR LAP in that the bookmakers had to have him shot to try and beat him.he recovered from being shot and two weeks later ran. a great horse that won his countrys big races with ease.

97 Bold Forbes
98 Street Sense

Zenyattas brother amazing lost 1 race by a head. Deserves lots better! - Gatsby

99 Quevega

Got to be the best mare of all time the way she powers up the hill at cheltenham just wished she would have taken on the best stayers in the world hurdle.

Quevega had won the Cheltenham gold cup six times she is an a lovely mare

V 3 Comments
100 Exterminator

This horse was called "Old Bones" because when he started racing it was very later at age 7 years as a starter. He was lanky and had a large head. He was discovered in an unusual place as a cart horse. He had personality too and heart to run. I read a book about him when I was a child. His name speaks that he was unbelievable for his time.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Female Race Horses of All Time Top 10 the Ridonculous Race Characters of All Time Top 10 Race Horses That Have Won the Triple Crown Top 10 Best Male Race Horses Top Ten Fictional Horses of All Time

List StatsUpdated 24 Jan 2017

8,000 votes
200 listings
7 years, 275 days old

Top Remixes (40)

1. Secretariat
2. Barbaro
3. Ruffian
1. Secretariat
2. Makybe Diva
3. Black Caviar
1. Frankel
2. Secretariat
3. Ruffian

View All 40


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.