The greatest race horse of all tim set a two mile World record on dirt and set an American track record on grass for a mile and one half in a span of eleven days. His American record was one fifth of a second faster than Secretariat's mile and one half. Secretariat's was on a mile and a half running around two turns. This horse ran on a mile track and had to run around three turns. This horse won the Jockey Club Gold Cup five years in a row. He was also Horse of the Year for five consecutive years. If you know anything about horse racing you'll know who it was.
I remember KELSO. Two miles to him was like a stroll in the park!
Man o war won 5 out of six carrying 130 lbs. Citation never carried 130 lbs and won.
Man o War carried 130lbs six times as a two year old! Won Citation never won carrying 130 lbs.
icyhotboo, where do you get your information on grass and dirt? I'd like to read it for myself! Try checking out the times of the Belmont Stakes and the Wash.D.C Intlernational.Both mile and one half races. Wash.D.C Intl. on grass. The times are better on the dirt! Most of the time.
icyhotboo,why is it that horses with bad feet find it easier to run on grass than dirt?
That doesn't "Prove Out to me!
How many horses could set a World Record for 2 miles on dirt and then come back in 11 days and set an American track record on grass for a mile and one half? He ran the mile and one half a fifth of a second faster than Secretariat's Belmont Stakes. Secretariat ran around 2 turns. Kelso ran around 3 turns. My vote goes with Cot Campbell, Joe Hirsch and David Alexander for Kelso as the greatest!
There are a lot of horses that was better than Zenyatta, especially the mighty Kelso!
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