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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The Top 250 Thoroughbreds All-Time represent the Top 250 US-based runners that are no longer active, as voted on by Horse Racing Nation members.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
9.34
Man o' War
Fair Play
L. Feustel
C. Kummer
1st, 1920 Kenilworth Park Gold Cup View Video
 
2
9.34
Native Dancer
Polynesian
W. Winfrey
E. Guerin
1st, Sar Stakes (8/16/1954-R1)
 
3
9.33
Secretariat
Bold Ruler
L. Laurin
E. Maple
1st, 1973 Canadian International Stakes (C2) View Video
 
4
9.30
Spectacular Bid
Bold Bidder
G. Delp
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1980 Woodward Stakes (G1) View Video
 
5
9.29
Kelso
Your Host
C. Hanford
I. Valenzuela
1st, 1964 Washington, D.C., International (G1) View Video
 
6
9.29
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
D. Peterson
A. Cordero
1st, 1978 Stuyvesant (G3) View Video
 
7
9.29
Citation
Bull Lea
B. Jones
S. Brooks
1st, 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup
 
8
9.28
Affirmed
Exclusive Native
L. Barrera
L. Pincay
1st, 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup View Video
 
9
9.28
Dr. Fager
Rough'n Tumble
J. Nerud
B. Baeza
1st, 1968 Vosburgh Handicap
 
10
9.26
Buckpasser
Tom Fool
E. Neloy
B. Baeza
2nd, 1967 Woodward Stakes (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
9.16
American Pharoah
Pioneerof the Nile
B. Baffert
V. Espinoza
1st, 2015 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
15
9.10
Damascus
Sword Dancer
F. Whiteley,
L. Adams
4th, 1968 Jockey Club Gold Cup
 
16
9.10
Shared Belief
Candy Ride
J. Hollendorfer
M. Smith
9th, 2015 Charles Town Classic (G2) View Video
 
17
9.10
Round Table
Princequillo
W. Molter
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1958 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)
 
18
9.08
Swaps
Khaled
M. Tenney
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1956 Washington Park Hcp
 
19
9.06
Tom Fool
Menow
J. Gaver
T. Atkinson
1st, 1953 Pimlico Special (LS)
 
20
9.06
War Admiral
Man o' War
G. Conway
C. Kurtsinger
2nd, 1938 Pimlico Special View Video
 
21
9.05
Alydar
Raise a Native
J. Veitch
 
1st, 1978 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
22
9.04
Zenyatta
Street Cry
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith
2nd, 2010 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
23
9.01
Colin
Commando
J. Rowe,
J. Notter
1st, 1908 Tidal
 
24
9.00
Whirlaway
Blenheim II
B. Jones
G. Woolf
2nd, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
25
8.98
Assault
Bold Venture
M. Hirsch
W. Mehrtens
1st, 1946 Kentucky Derby View Video
 
26
8.97
Rachel Alexandra
Medaglia d'Oro
S. Asmussen
C. Borel
2nd, 2010 Personal Ensign (G1) View Video
 
27
8.97
John Henry
Ole Bob Bowers
R. McAnally
C. McCarron
1st, 1984 Ballantine Handicap (G1)
 
28
8.93
Domino
Himyar
W. Lakeland
 
 
29
8.90
Wise Dan
Wiseman's Ferry
C. LoPresti
J. Velazquez
1st, 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) View Video
 
30
8.87
Lady's Secret
Secretariat
D. Lukas
C. McCarron
5th, Sar Allow (8/10/1987-R1)
 
31
8.86
Genuine Risk
Exclusive Native
L. Jolley
J. Fell
1st, Sar Allow (8/10/1981-R1)
 
32
8.85
Sunday Silence
Halo
C. Whittingham
P. Valenzuela
2nd, 1990 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)
 
33
8.84
Personal Ensign
Private Account
C. McGaughey
R. Romero
1st, 1988 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1) View Video
 
34
8.79
Ack Ack
Battle Joined
C. Whittingham
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1971 Hollywood Gold Cup (LS)
 
35
8.78
Sky Beauty
Blushing Groom
H. Jerkens
M. Smith
3rd, 1995 Hempstead Handicap (G1)
 
36
8.76
Honor Code
A. P. Indy
C. McGaughey
J. Castellano
3rd, 2015 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
37
8.73
Carry Back
Saggy
J. Price
J. Sellers
1st, 1962 Whitney Handicap (G1)
 
38
8.73
Tonalist
Tapit
C. Clement
J. Velazquez
1st, 2015 Cigar Mile (G1) View Video
 
39
8.73
Cicada
Bryan G
J. Hayes
R. Ussery
7th, 1962 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
40
8.72
Princess Rooney
Verbatim
N. Drysdale
E. Delahoussaye
1st, 1984 Breeders Cup Distaff (G1) View Video
 
41
8.70
I'll Have Another
Flower Alley
D. O'Neill
M. Gutierrez
1st, 2012 Preakness Stakes (G1) View Video
 
42
8.69
Gallant Man
Migoli
J. Nerud
 
2nd, 1957 Trenton Handicap (LS)
 
43
8.69
Alsab
Good Goods
S. Swenke
C. Bierman
1st, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
44
8.68
Twilight Tear
Bull Lea
B. Jones
D. Dodson
4th, WaP Allow (8/28/1945-R6)
 
45
8.67
Liam's Map
Unbridled's Song
T. Pletcher
J. Castellano
1st, 2015 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1) View Video
 
46
8.64
Nashua
Nasrullah
J. Fitzsimmons
E. Arcaro
1st, 1956 Jockey Club Gold Cup
 
47
8.64
Beau Purple
Beau Gar
H. Jerkens
W. Boland
1st, 1962 Man O'War (G1)
 
48
8.63
Jaipur
Nasrullah
B. Mulholland
 
2nd, 1962 Woodward Stakes (LS)
 
49
8.63
Curlin
Smart Strike
S. Asmussen
R. Albarado
4th, 2008 Breeders Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
50
8.62
Palace Malice
Curlin
T. Pletcher
J. Velazquez
4th, 2015 Alydar (RS) View Video
 
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