Best Race Horses of All Time


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Charismatic won the derby an preakness and was in front in the final sixteenth of the belmont when he fractured his leg and finished third he never raced again

That was a great horse! Should be top 20

82Dan 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

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84In the Spotlight

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

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

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86Pocket Power

Pocket power is something great

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

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88One Man
89Red 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

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91Sea 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.


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

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93Pioneerof the Nile

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

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94Bold Forbes

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

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96Street Sense

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


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

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99Risen 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

100Rocket Man

On of the fastest horses ever

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