Best Race Horses of All Time

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161 Goldikova

14 TIME GROUP 1 WINNER ; OVER $7 MILLION IN EARNINGS ; ONLY HORSE TO EVER WIN 3 BREEDERS' CUP RACES ; 3 TIME WINNER OF BREEDERS' CUP MILE 2008, 2009, 2010 ; FINISHED THIRD IN 2011 BREEDERS CUP MILE ; French CHAMPION OLDER HORSE 2009 ; EuropeAN CHAMPION OLDER HORSE 2009, 2010 ; American CHAMPION FEMALE TURF HORSE 2009, 2010 ; EuropeAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2010.

Greatest breeders cup horse ever

162 Ouija Board

One of the best middle distance fillies in Europe.

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163 Buckpasser

Buckpasser was responsible for the "chicken Derby". He was entered in the Fla derby and the track claimed that it wa a non betting event because they did not want a minus win pool. Buckpasser won the race with a cracked cannon bone. He was the first racehorse to have a broken leg treated and resolved, such that he re4turned to racing. When he returned he raced well but was only a shadow of his prior form

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164 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.

165 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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167 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.

168 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.

169 Alleged

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

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170 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!

171 Variety Club

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

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172 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.

173 Conquistador Cielo
174 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.

175 Prohibit

Won group one king stand trained by Robert cowell

176 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.

177 Haynies Maria
178 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

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180 Wonorg

Won the Stratford Handicap in Port Hedland in 2015. Gronow spelt backwards. Has such a big heart it wouldn't all fit in his chest so some of it is on his head.

It's not the Stratford Handicap, it's the Stratco Handicap! Sheesh, do your research!

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