|Rank||Rating||Silks||Horse / Sire||Trainer / Jockey||Last Start / Next Start||Latest Comment
|luvzenyatta Happy 40th Anniversary Red, you great big beautiful wonderfu horse...wish you were here:)
|9.34||Man o' War|
|BrittanyHamilton Just added newsreel footage of Man O' War winning the Miller Stakes. I just found newsreel footage of him winning the Lawrence Realization and will ad... more that soon.
|kaitlinefree1 this book i'm reading that i got from the library, its like bigger than a computer, its just huge. anyways, the guys who wrote it said that Affirmed w... mores the definition of perfection. & that he was the best racehorse they had ever seen, better than Secretariat & Man o' War. how could that even be possible? not to take anything away from Affirmed.
|hammer2323me does anyone know if there is video of the 1979 florida derby if so when your arguing who was the greatest racehorse of all time--- show them that race... more there were only two times I got chills down my back watching a horse --- Secretariat at belmont and The Bid in the florida derby he was blocked 3 times almost to a stop once, franklin tried to go to rail and was cut off and cordero is standing up on his horse slowing down so bid has to go back 5 wide and rolls home you can see part of that race at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqXgUVyZrg but it ionly shows the last quarter
|kaitlinefree1 Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful dads out there! we appreciate you very much. :)
|airedale2008 Who had the best two year old season in America? It’s a tossup between many good ones, including Citation, Man o’ War, Affirmed and Native Dancer. The... moreparamount three year old season certainly belongs to Citation, who won 19 of 20, with a second to Saggy at muddy Havre de Grace three weeks before his muddy Derby. He even took the Jersey Stakes between the Preakness and the Belmont. Big Cy defeated older horses 7 times as a three year old, including Horse of the Year Armed twice in his first two races. These early season victories prompted Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons to utter the praise “Up to this point Citation’s done more than any horse I ever saw, and I saw Man o’ War.” Ranked #3 by Blood-Horse, the leading money winner of the world had the honor of being the first champion to be painted by Richard Stone Reeves.
|travel_vic Much is made of this one being a dedicated front runner, but in reading the year end review by Charles Hatton in the 1969 American Race Manual I found... moreout a little soemthing I was not aware of as regards his temperment. They tried to rate him early, but it never worked. He had in race track parlance, a hard mouth so that yanking at his pulling did not phase him at all. He had "mushy knees and ankle" as a youngster so was not nominated to many of the futurity type races. P. 32....Dr. Fager could never tolerate following a rival....and his impatience had a low threshold. Riders KNEW this and in the Woodward, when he was three, they made a dead set at getting him on the muscle early in the race, yelling along side of him and slapping their whips to excite him into an excessive use of his resources.Some what simlarly, Hedvar had only to prompt him into the 1st trun to set him up for Damascus in the 68 Brooklyn.
|rafirox Who was the best racehorse to compete in the 1960's? Kelso? Dr. Fager? Damascus? Buckpasser? I
|kaitlinefree1 one of my favorite horses ever. is there anyone that knows any facts about him or any interesting information?
|rafirox Who do you think was the best racehorse to compete in the 1940's? Citation? Whirlaway? Count Fleet? Alsab? Post, discuss and debate, please! I'll give... morethe nod to Citation, but not by much. I hope one of these two threads blow up.
|travel_vic Just looking at the DRF for May 3 1973 and I do not relate workouts to handicapping, but this guy came to the race off two big move 57.0 handily and a... moreprevious 6f mover in 1:11 2/5 His future as a sprinter was starting to show.
|airedale2008 Native Dancer ran against 138 rivals, and defeated all but one. Had he passed Dark Star in his Derby, he would be the rarest of rare in American racin... more – the only horse to have won the Triple Crown, and to have never lost. What would his legacy be then, and where should Native Dancer be placed on a list of the greatest ever?
|airedale2008 Round Table and Bold Ruler were foaled on the same night at Claiborne. Bold Ruler garnered Horse of the Year honors in 1957, Round Table in 1958. Thes... more greats together own a whopping 18 awards, and stood at their birthplace after distinguished racing careers. What other pair of stablemates had such exceptional records? Secretariat and Riva? Others?
|SSilence86 Bp you were absolutely correct. I love the Sire Lines by Hewitt! I'm glad I purchased it. My next purchase will most likely be the Royal Blood Fifty y... morears of Classic Thoroughbreds. Thank you! Keep the suggestions coming
|LadyRuffianBec "Then your life took a turn, and you fell and it hurt, but you're still that girl, and you're gonna change this world" Here is another Ruffian video, ... morey first in almost a year. Personally, I think the song is perfect for Ruffian. "Your story's not over, it's still being told" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT6nGz9Mlxc
|Jim Awesome Can someone tell me about this one's racing career?
|gthorse Swaps - very under-rated great horse. If he had run in New York and set just a few track records, the would be in the Top10 or Top 5 all time. He ... moreet more records on more tracks than any horse I have seen.
|lacey.terveer Zenyatta has been confirmed 37 days in foal to War Front!!
|mikesek A definite inclusion in the Top 20 is in order.
|Jim Awesome I have recently been studying the Top 250. I am done studying about 15 horses.... Now, will somebody tell me what is so good about this horse, and wha... more he accomplished? I see he won the Belmont and KY Derby.
|kaitlinefree1 hes kind of the forgotten Triple Crown winner.
|tcglory Won his maiden race against 23 rivals at Belmont Park on May 29, 1907 as the 6/5 favorite. I did not know that and that is crazy
Man o' War
|Emerald01 I'm surprised he isn't higher on the list. He wasn't the equal of his sire, but he certainly was an incredible champion. The way he won the Belmont St... morekes with a severe hoof injury showed the speed, stamina, and heart of a real champion.
Ole Bob Bowers
|kay.robinett my favorite video of this great gelding http://www.thehorse.com/videos/30717/walking-with-john-henry
Raise A Native
|Dressage3295 If you had to name some of the top sires (in the past century as it is hard to judge those we have little information on), who would you rank near the... moretop? I may be biased, but Alydar is up there for me
|jmac500 he's probably one of my favorite horses ever.
|TimSmith It looks to me that many times in her career she was a bit out of shape and would finish 3,4,5 and then respond to racing a ton in a short time and pu... more together a long win streak.. The pattern is no differnet in her last few races..
|CreativeCause This filly was the closest to have ever won the triple crown won the kentucky derby and placed in the preakness and belmont. Really should have won th... more preakness too.
|Southern.Humor My daughter's favorite horse, simply because of his name. She enjoys watching his races, finding it hysterical to hear his name. Got to start them you... moreg.
|airedale2008 This past week marked the three year anniversary of the passing of Personal Ensign. Outstanding on and off the track, the undefeated 1988 Champion Fem... morele Older Horse produced eight winners and three G1 champions. Personal Ensign was 1996 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, a distinction she earned for her dam, Grecian Banner, in 1988.
|ssinn96 Can she get pregnant again?
|RobynRoach The Distaff in 84 was run at the same distance as the Classic. Based on her time, Princess Rooney would have beaten the colts handily. She was magnifi... moreent!
|Cocoa2 He was fantastic.
|~RuffianQueenOfRacing~ no other 3 year old has accomplished what Twilight Tear did! 10stars!
|njbucks Thanks Icy. Chenery is hardly an isolated instance, as I don't know of any major breeding and/or racing organization where the owners got rich soley f... moreom the success of the stable operation. It seems almost universal that the big horse owners were wildly successful in some other business pursuit (or inherited big bucks from a wildly successful ancestor) before starting into the horse business. At best, even though it provides a income for numerous empolyees of the operation, for the owners it remains an expensive hobby with very low (if any) profit margins as compared to their other business pursuits. Since most are, or were, wholly owned family outfits the tax effects of the death of the owner(s) can have profound impact on the contiuned viability of the stable which rarely outlive the primary owner. I always thought Penny took the most prudent course. It was a gamble, but the Secretariat name is still making money for her and her heirs forty years later as evidenced by all the swag for sale over at secretariat.com. This one horse has become one of the most profitable brand names in this, or any other sport. Penny is no longer in the horse racing or breeding business, but is full guns in the Secretariat business and doing damn well at that.
|SSilence86 Wow... even after all this time, I am still love this horse... http://www.followhorseracing.com/en/the-latest/news-stories/2013/6/3/sunday-silence-the... morestar-no-one-wanted/
|AmbitiousD Three, 10 furlong match races, with each race spaced 10 days apart. Who wins the series? Nashua or Citation?
|morethanready111 There is definitely an ignorant person who keeps ranking her and several other great 1970's stars down all the time. If you don't know what a great ho... morese is, don't vote.
|themillbraecount A great horse with a big heart.
|luvzenyatta 1945 Horse of the Year..wow. She was also best 3yo filly, best 3yo of either sex and best handicap filly or mare. Of 21 starts; 15 wins, 3 seconds an... more 1 third. She was awesome!
|kaitlinefree1 this horse's bloodlines are so spectacular. they are still around & have been so influential, & have been apart of so many great horses like Secretari... moret, Seattle Slew, Spectacular Bid, Bold Forbes, Gamely, Lady's Secret, Swale, A.P. Indy, Risen Star, Dust Commander, Cannonade, Foolish Pleasure, Rags to Riches, Storm Cat, Winning Colors, Master Derby, Summer Squall, & Caveat. its just amazing.
|Lisa111 Does anyone know where I might find more information on her? Books? I can't find a thing and I want to know more about her.
|Tomd614 I am so glad Holy Bull has gained prominence to be rated so high........he had had a brutal catch me if you can style and was never gunned down when h... more ran his race ....which was so often. Thank you for your votes.
|MikeSek She was a great filly before she was a great mare. She deserves all the respect in the world.
|luvzenyatta Hall of Fame, Champ 2yo filly(1968)Champ 3yo filly(1969)Co Champ Older Female Horse(1969).In 1969 she won every race she ran, any distance, any surfac... more, 8 different tracks and beat Shuvee 3 times and Gamely once. ..but look at her dad..he was no slouch either...lol
|Cocoa Omaha is certainly a coveted horse. We regard him as a legend, a triple crown winner on par with the greats of the 1930s. Would it surprise you to lea... moren that on July 10, 1935 DRF published an article titled "Omaha Best Of Bad Lot"? Maybe things haven't changed so much after all.
What A Pleasure
|cypris.troy Foolish Pleasure Killed Ruffian
|cocoa2 Hoping Groupie Doll and Bethany visit Orientate
|cocoa2 Retired with a race record of 81: 41 - 20 - 10. Finished off the board only 10 times and beat Stymie, Gallorette and Polynesian (sire of Native Dancer... more all in one race, arguably the finest field in history.
|8.42||Go For Wand|
|Junebug719 Today we honor the memory of the extraordinary Go For Wand who lost her life in the Distaff 22 years ago today. Another racing legend gone too soon. ... moreRest In Peace, Beautiful Wand.