Best Race Horses of All Time


The Contenders: Page 10

181 Hedgehunter V 1 Comment
182 Eight Belles

An underdog from the start, she showed that she had what it takes to beat the boys. Had she not broken her ankles, she could have had a fighting chance against Big Brown.

183 Peintre Celebre

I agree, this horse was truly exhilarating and the turn of foot, wow.

Good choice me thinks.

In the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, there were 18 runners. It included eleven Group 1 winners. These included Helissio, the 5 length all-the way previous years winner, Pilsudski, the previous years Breeder's Cup winner, who subsequently won the Champion Stakes and Japan Cup, and Swain, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes winner, who conquered the mighty Singspiel.

In the paddock, his coat gleamed and his muscles rippled. Cash Asmussen attempted to repeat the tactics, riding Oscar Schindler making an impregnable trap to prevent Peintre Celebre from cutting through. On that day, Peslier was at his best. In a move as fast as a flash of lightning, the champion found a gap and like a rocket propelling flew through the field. In 100 yards the contest was over. Peintre Celebre's strides that day reminded fans of the great like Sea Bird. He won the race by 5 lengths like an emperor leading his knights in a victory procession. The course record was surpassed by 3,4 secs. ...more

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185 Strawberry Road

Top horse, won the big races In Australia easily. Took on the world with distinction and he was a bull not like many other champions in the list. He raced over many years in only the best group 1 races. A horse who beat top sprinters and at that classic distance. A star at his short stud career. What a champion.

186 Nashwan

Could have beaten them a on his day, only time he got beaten was through ill Heath.

Simply the best, 'watch this and smile's - Derby commentator.

He was a super horse. A fitting last tribute to his trainer Major Dick Hern.

187 Alleged

Any horse that has won the worlds biggest race twice should be among the best

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188 Weekend Surprise
189 Lady's Secret
190 Alysheba

You mean to tell me a horse who wins like he did and was money leading earner of all time doesn't make the list? Come on

I agree. He nearly missed winning back to back B.C. CLASSIC, He won the Kentucky derby while clipping heels in the stretch, and always ran his heart out. Not to mentioned he was America's horse in the late 80's.

Defiantly a top ten all time horse!

191 Variety Club

Greatest out off South Africa I have ever seen after horse chestnut

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192 Abernant

The fastest horse Gordon Richards ever sat on! A great sire too, his ancestors still grace the ranks of the world's top sprinters. He will probably be the fastest horse in the list, being a sprinter. It is stupid to try and compare sprinters with milers, middle distance horses and certainly national hunt stars. It is even impossible to compare turf horses with those who were dirt specialists. Secretariat was much faster over 1 1/4 miles than Frankel ever was, but this was on dirt, which makes any comparison invalid.

193 Lost in the Fog

"He won his first 10 starts (including two Breeders' Cup stakes), 11 of his 14 lifetime starts across the country, and career earnings of $978,099 until his life was cut short by lymphoma during his four-year-old season." If you want a sob story, just read his wiki page. Not numer one, and probably not even in the top ten, but he deserves to be on this list because of the way he performed while also battling lymphoma.

194 Conquistador Cielo
195 Tim Tam

No one ever remembers this son of the equally wonderful Tom Fool. Won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness before breaking his sesamoid bone during the Belmont and still managing to come in second.

196 Prohibit

Won group one king stand trained by Robert cowell

197 Volkstok'n'barrell

Yes. Rising fast was a great champion who should be way up on the list.

Some jokers responsible for some of these listings!
This horse at 183 whilst Rising Fast is only at 185?
That is simply insane.

198 Haynies Maria
199 Arazi

.Arazi - Watch the re-run of the 1991 Breeders Cup, Juvenile and you'll see just why Arazi makes it into my top ten. At the rear of the field before the final turn, Arazi takes off like a rocket to leave the rest (12 horses) standing. It was a breathtaking performance ingrained into the memory.

Unfortunately had one mind blowing performance and built a rep that was almost impossible to keep up, was one of my favourite races of all time though, was on another planet for a minute

Never seen a horse quicken like this horse did

200 Estimate V 1 Comment
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