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Superstar son of Montjeu. 2 Champ hurdles and 19 group 1 wins. Quite possibly the best 2 mile hurdler we have ever seen. The Fly, a LegendV 4 Comments
This horse had every chance to win the triple crown. I was betting on him from the beginning. He's always been my favorite.V 2 Comments
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.
From memory never run in the cox So you think would be a better choice
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
Wow wow wow wow. What a win at Cheltenham 2016. Nicky Henderson is a genius. SS roled back the years!V 5 Comments
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)
Another z mare who is so amazing.because she is from France,that made her unpopural.V 1 Comment
He was the one that pushed ruffin to hard he is really the one who killed herV 3 Comments
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 stitchV 4 Comments
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.V 2 Comments
The great thing about the Rock was his capably to run so well in any condition, hard ground soft ground, didn't matter!
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.V 4 Comments
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.
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
Swaps was better on three legs than most of the other horses during his time. He held more world,American and track records than any horse when he retired, before or since. If he had had better management and not had an injured hoof,it would be frightening to think of great he could have been. If you compare Swaps times to Secretariats, you would see that he bested Secretariats times at most distances. Maybe the critics are biased because his owner was from California and was not a part of the racing fraternity elite.
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.
Only Man o War won races as easily as Swaps. His winning percentage carrying 130# was 88%(7 out of 8). When he retired,he held more records than any other with four of them being world records. When he was healthy,he never had to run all out because he had the race won 10 lengths from the finish.V 5 Comments
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