Top 10 Female Race Horses of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Ruffian Ruffian

There is or has none other than this dark beauty. She could run 1 1/2 miles at a sprinters pace, and her jockey would have to try his hardest to stop her. Zenyatta? lol, Rachel, lol, none of these newer fillies could have caught her or even hung with her. Look up the mare called Imp. Looks like Ruffian and look at the schedule she had. No, Ruffian is by far the greatest we have or will ever see, the shame is that her sire's line had fragile bones, not to mention she went so very fast and she was HUGE. Just imagine what she would have gone on to do in her later years as a racer, as well as coming from a broodmare of the year (Shenanigans). Look how great her sister (1/2) Laughter was as a broodmare. Horse racing changed forever when we lost her. And never... NEVER... forget what Lucian Lauren (Secretariat's trainer) stated about Ruffian. He never said that about another...

Ruffian was never beaten and was IN FRONT of Foolish Pleasure when she broke her legs. Just to watch her run was so very exciting! What a gorgeous, fantastic lady! Match Races are horrible! We have never had another one since this tragedy!

Ruffian is the best because she was never behind in a race and in her match race against Foolish Pleasure she hit her shoulder in the gate coming out and hit her right front leg but if she hadn't she would have crushed the colt

I still think it's not fair that Ruffian was IN FRONT of Foolish Pleasure when she broke her legs. Whoever was the owner of Ruffian, you are lucky.😄

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2 Zenyatta Zenyatta

Would have loved to have seen her come from behind wins. She is so gorgeous love to watch her dance videos. Amazing personality hope to visit her soon.

Wonderful racehorses I got to see Zenyatta do hur stuff live. I am very appreciative of that.

She was unstoppable and amazingly friendly. I own her little sister she's awesome. - Gatsby

Maybe some people do not agree with me, but I think that every time we see someone or something we love we should thank God.
(Something like Zenyatta)

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3 Rags to Riches Rags to Riches

This is my girl! When she stumbled out of the gates in the Belmont and still beat Curlin the horse of the year I just loved it. Screamed with with such joy. A girl beat Curlin. But who is the granddaddy of Rags to Riches - non other than Secretariat. Need I say more? She should have been horse of the year in my book. I think she is just wonderful. Love Her!

The win against Curlin was the most exciting race I've witnessed. She was so much smaller and just powered through it for the win. What spirit. Amazing heart.

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4 Rachel Alexandra Rachel Alexandra

She is my 3rd favorite to zenyatta and black caviar. I know a little more about her. - Gatsby

Strange marking, noble looking horse

I think this is the fillly who won the Kentucky derby and the belmont besting the boys

Rachel won the Kentucky Oaks by about 20 lengths,She beat the boys in the Preakness and again later in the year at Saratoga! Zenyatta as good as a West Coast horse she is NEVER ONE A MAJOR!

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5 Lady's Secret Lady's Secret

Small in stature but not in speed or heart. This little "Iron Lady" was truly Daddy's little girl! Rachel Alexandra is my #2.

Lady secret number 1, zenyatta number 2

Lady's secret last

SHE SHOULD BE NUMBER 2 WITH RUFFIAN 1.LADY'S SECRET WAS SUPER FAST JUST LIKE HER DADDY SECRETARIAT. SHE WAS ALWAYS CALLED THE "IRON LADY "

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6 Winning Colors Winning Colors

Winning Colors won the Kentucky Derby, not the Triple Crown.

If she won the filly Triple Crown she has Winning Colors!

One of the 3 filly winners of the triple crown. Was the last winner. - Gatsby

7 Genuine Risk Genuine Risk

Gorgeous, don't know anything about her

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8 Black Caviar Black Caviar

I recon Black Caviar should be at least number two she is an amazing race horse and sbe is beautiful. She deserves to be at least second not seven because most of the ones before her I have never even heard of but I have heard of her and that is saying something

Love her so much. She is my 2nd favorite girl race horse to zenyatta. - Gatsby

Please, she should be number 2. Not ten. - Gatsby

Magnificent, majestic, unbeaten

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9 Ta Wee Ta Wee

I like her, has Chinese name!

10 Personal Ensign Personal Ensign

She should be #3 or4

SHE WAS AWESOME! Belmont Winer In 2013. I Watch That Race It Was Graet.Belmont And She Was In The YouTube Video Beeders Cup Ten Greatest Champion.

The Contenders

11 Kincsem Kincsem

Though many years ago she must have been something. Look at how many races she had and didn't lose! A true Iron horse.

There's nothing else to say 54 wins in 54 starts? INSANE!

Won races 54 races out of 54 in 5 different countries,including England France and Germany. Newspapers edged with black when she died, parks and museums named after her, all scream greatness.

Best race horse ever.

12 Azeri Azeri
13 Weekend Surprise Weekend Surprise

Should be higher this mare is great

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14 Sunline Sunline

Beautiful bay!

That sounds beautiful

15 Bayakoa Bayakoa

One of the Best!

Grand dam of because Classic winner

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17 Goldikova

Come on! Back to back in the breeders cup!

18 Makybe Diva Makybe Diva
19 Miss Woodford Miss Woodford
20 Imp Imp

LOOK at Imp's schedule. She was the Ruffian of the early days. Look how much she looks like her. No way, just like Ruffian, that Zenyatta or Rachel would have kept up with her.. never. She was an incredible horse, and in those days, they did not have the fancy care they do for horses they do now. Ruffian/Imp #1

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