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Top 250 Thoroughbreds of All-Time

 

The Top 250 Thoroughbreds All-Time represent the Top 250 US-based runners that are no longer active, as voted on by Horse Racing Nation members. The rankings on this page are updated every 30 minutes throughout each day.  


 
To vote, visit any horse page and click on the number of stars. You must be logged in to vote 

 

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RankRatingSilksHorse / SireTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1
9.36
Secretariat
Bold Ruler
L. Laurin
E. Maple
1st, 1973 Canadian International (C2) View Video
 
2
9.35
Man o' War
Fair Play
L. Feustel
C. Kummer
1st, 1920 Kenilworth Park Gold Cup View Video
 
3
9.31
Citation
Bull Lea
B. Jones
S. Brooks
1st, 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup
 
4
9.30
Affirmed
Exclusive Native
L. Barrera
L. Pincay
1st, 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup View Video
 
5
9.30
Native Dancer
Polynesian
W. Winfrey
E. Guerin
1st, Sar Stakes (8/16/1954-R1)
 
6
9.29
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
D. Peterson
A. Cordero
1st, 1978 Stuyvesant (G3) View Video
 
7
9.29
Dr. Fager
Rough'n Tumble
J. Nerud
B. Baeza
1st, 1968 Vosburgh Handicap
 
8
9.29
Spectacular Bid
Bold Bidder
G. Delp
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1980 Woodward (G1) View Video
 
9
9.28
Kelso
Your Host
C. Hanford
I. Valenzuela
1st, 1964 Washington, D.C., International (G1) View Video
 
10
9.25
Buckpasser
Tom Fool
E. Neloy
B. Baeza
2nd, 1967 Woodward (LS)
 
11
9.20
Count Fleet
Reigh Count
G. Cameron
J. Longden
1st, 1943 Belmont Stakes View Video
 
12
9.19
Forego
Forli
S. Ward
W. Shoemaker
5th, 1978 Suburban Handicap (G1)
 
13
9.19
Ruffian
Reviewer
F. Whiteley,
J. Vasquez
1st, 1975 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) View Video
 
14
9.17
Damascus
Sword Dancer
F. Whiteley,
L. Adams
4th, 1968 Jockey Club Gold Cup
 
15
9.14
Round Table
Princequillo
W. Molter
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1958 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)
 
16
9.11
Swaps
Khaled
M. Tenney
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1956 Washington Park Hcp
 
17
9.06
Zenyatta
Street Cry
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith
2nd, 2010 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
18
9.05
Tom Fool
Menow
J. Gaver
T. Atkinson
1st, 1953 Pimlico Special (LS)
 
19
9.04
War Admiral
Man o' War
G. Conway
C. Kurtsinger
2nd, 1938 Pimlico Special View Video
 
20
9.01
Whirlaway
Blenheim II
B. Jones
G. Woolf
2nd, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
21
9.00
Colin
Commando
J. Rowe,
J. Notter
1st, 1908 Tidal
 
22
8.98
Assault
Bold Venture
M. Hirsch
W. Mehrtens
1st, 1946 Kentucky Derby View Video
 
23
8.97
Domino
Himyar
W. Lakeland
 
 
24
8.97
John Henry
Ole Bob Bowers
R. McAnally
C. McCarron
1st, 1984 Ballantine Handicap (G1)
 
25
8.94
Rachel Alexandra
Medaglia d'Oro
S. Asmussen
C. Borel
2nd, 2010 Personal Ensign (G1) View Video
 
26
8.92
Alydar
Raise A Native
J. Veitch
 
1st, 1978 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
27
8.91
Seabiscuit
Hard Tack
R. Smith
J. Pollard
1st, 1940 Santa Anita Handicap (LS) View Video
 
28
8.86
Genuine Risk
Exclusive Native
L. Jolley
J. Fell
1st, Sar Allow (8/10/1981-R1)
 
29
8.85
Lady's Secret
Secretariat
D. Lukas
C. McCarron
5th, Sar Allow (8/10/1987-R1)
 
30
8.82
Ack Ack
Battle Joined
C. Whittingham
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1971 Hollywood Gold Cup (LS)
 
31
8.82
Personal Ensign
Private Account
C. McGaughey
R. Romero
1st, 1988 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1) View Video
 
32
8.75
Sunday Silence
Halo
C. Whittingham
P. Valenzuela
2nd, 1990 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)
 
33
8.72
Sky Beauty
Blushing Groom
H. Jerkens
M. Smith
3rd, 1995 Hempstead Handicap (G1)
 
34
8.72
Princess Rooney
Verbatim
N. Drysdale
E. Delahoussaye
1st, 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1) View Video
 
35
8.69
Gallant Man
Migoli
J. Nerud
 
2nd, 1957 Trenton Handicap (LS)
 
36
8.68
Alsab
Good Goods
S. Swenke
C. Bierman
1st, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
37
8.68
Jaipur
Nasrullah
B. Mulholland
 
2nd, 1962 Woodward (LS)
 
38
8.67
I'll Have Another
Flower Alley
D. O'Neill
M. Gutierrez
1st, 2012 Preakness Stakes (G1) View Video
 
39
8.65
Twilight Tear
Bull Lea
B. Jones
D. Dodson
4th, WaP Allow (8/28/1945-R6)
 
40
8.62
Nashua
Nasrullah
J. Fitzsimmons
E. Arcaro
1st, 1956 Jockey Club Gold Cup
 
41
8.62
Palace Malice
Curlin
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez
4th, 2015 Alydar (RS) View Video
Sep 5 - Woodward (G1)
42
8.60
Carry Back
Saggy
J. Price
J. Sellers
1st, 1962 Whitney (G1)
 
43
8.60
Riva Ridge
First Landing
L. Laurin
E. Maple
2nd, 1973 Marlboro Cup Invitational (G1) View Video
 
44
8.60
Ridan
Nantallah
L. Jolley
M. Ycaza
2nd, 1962 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
45
8.59
Beau Purple
Beau Gar
H. Jerkens
W. Boland
1st, 1962 Man O' War (G1)
 
46
8.58
Desert Vixen
In Reality
T. Root
 
1st, 1974 Beldame (G1)
 
47
8.58
Native Diver
Imbros
M. Millerick
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1967 Hollywood Gold Cup (LS)
 
48
8.56
Cicada
Bryan G
J. Hayes
R. Ussery
7th, 1962 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
49
8.56
Bold Ruler
Nasrullah
J. Fitzsimmons
E. Arcaro
1st, 1958 Monmouth Handicap (LS)
 
50
8.55
Busher
War Admiral
G. Odom
J. Longden
1st, 1945 Vanity Hcp (G1)
 
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