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The Top 250 Thoroughbreds All-Time represent the Top 250 US-based runners that are no longer active, as voted on by Horse Racing Nation members.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.  


 
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RankRatingSilksHorse / SireTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1
9.46
Secretariat
Bold Ruler
L. Laurin
E. Maple
1st, 1973 Canadian International (G1) View Video
 
2
9.44
Man o' War
Fair Play
L. Feustel
C. Kummer
1st, 1920 Kenilworth Park Gold Cup View Video
 
3
9.41
Native Dancer
Polynesian
W. Winfrey
E. Guerin
1st, Sar Allow (8/16/1954-R1)
 
4
9.41
Spectacular Bid
Bold Bidder
G. Delp
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1980 Woodward (G1) View Video
 
5
9.39
Buckpasser
Tom Fool
E. Neloy
B. Baeza
2nd, 1967 Woodward (LS)
 
6
9.38
Citation
Bull Lea
B. Jones
S. Brooks
1st, 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup
 
7
9.38
Dr. Fager
Rough'n Tumble
J. Nerud
B. Baeza
1st, 1968 Vosburgh Handicap
 
8
9.35
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
D. Peterson
A. Cordero, Jr.
1st, 1978 Stuyvesant (G3)
 
9
9.33
Kelso
Your Host
C. Hanford
I. Valenzuela
1st, 1964 Washington D.C. International Stakes (LS) View Video
 
10
9.32
Raise a Native
Native Dancer
B. Parke
 
 
11
9.30
Affirmed
Exclusive Native
L. Barrera
L. Pincay
1st, 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup View Video
 
12
9.29
American Pharoah
Pioneerof the Nile
B. Baffert
V. Espinoza
1st, 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
13
9.20
Damascus
Sword Dancer
F. Whiteley
L. Adams
4th, 1968 Jockey Club Gold Cup (LS)
 
14
9.19
Ruffian
Reviewer
F. Whiteley
J. Vasquez
1st, 1975 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) View Video
 
15
9.19
Count Fleet
Reigh Count
G. Cameron
J. Longden
1st, 1943 Belmont Stakes View Video
 
16
9.17
Tom Fool
Menow
J. Gaver
T. Atkinson
1st, 1953 Pimlico Special (LS)
 
17
9.15
Forego
Forli
F. Whiteley
W. Shoemaker
5th, 1978 Suburban Handicap (G1)
 
18
9.14
Swaps
Khaled
M. Tenney
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1956 Washington Park Handicap
 
19
9.13
Round Table
Princequillo
W. Molter
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1958 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)
 
20
9.12
Shared Belief
Candy Ride
J. Hollendorfer
M. Smith
9th, 2015 Charles Town Classic (G2) View Video
 
21
9.10
Northern Dancer
Nearctic
H. Luro
B. Hartack
1st, 1964 Queen's Plate (RS)
 
22
9.08
Seabiscuit
Hard Tack
R. Smith
J. Pollard
1st, 1940 Santa Anita Handicap (LS) View Video
 
23
9.06
War Admiral
Man o' War
G. Conway
C. Kurtsinger
2nd, 1938 Pimlico Special View Video
 
24
9.06
Curlin
Smart Strike
S. Asmussen
R. Albarado
4th, 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
25
9.06
Alydar
Raise a Native
J. Veitch
 
1st, 1978 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
26
9.04
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
W. Croll
 
2nd, 1974 Firecracker Handicap (G3)
 
27
9.04
Sunday Silence
Halo
C. Whittingham
P. Valenzuela
2nd, 1990 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)
 
28
9.03
Mill Reef
Never Bend
I. Balding
G. Lewis
1st, 1971 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe (LS) View Video
 
29
9.03
Nearctic
Nearco

 
 
30
9.02
Zenyatta
Street Cry
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith
2nd, 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
31
9.02
Whirlaway
Blenheim II
B. Jones
G. Woolf
2nd, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
32
9.02
John Henry
Ole Bob Bowers
R. McAnally
C. McCarron
1st, 1984 Ballantine Handicap (G1)
 
33
9.02
Colin
Commando
J. Rowe,
J. Notter
1st, 1908 Tidal
 
34
9.01
California Chrome
Lucky Pulpit
A. Sherman
V. Espinoza
9th, 2017 Pegasus World Cup (G1) View Video
 
35
9.01
Gun Runner
Candy Ride
S. Asmussen
F. Geroux
1st, 2018 Pegasus World Cup (G1) View Video
 
36
8.99
Rachel Alexandra
Medaglia d'Oro
S. Asmussen
C. Borel
2nd, 2010 Personal Ensign (G1) View Video
 
37
8.97
Princequillo
Prince Rose
H. Luro
 
 
38
8.97
Assault
Bold Venture
M. Hirsch
 
1st, 1946 Preakness Stakes (G1)
 
39
8.96
Hail to Reason
Turn-to
H. Jacobs
 
1st, 1960 Sapling (G1)
 
40
8.96
Bold Reasoning
Boldnesian
N. Gonzales
 
 
41
8.96
John P Grier
Whisk Broom II
J. Rowe,
 
3rd, 1920 Travers Stakes (LS)
 
42
8.94
City of Light
Quality Road
M. McCarthy
J. Castellano
1st, 2019 Pegasus World Cup (G1) View Video
 
43
8.93
Blushing Groom
Red God

 
 
44
8.92
Lady's Secret
Secretariat
D. Lukas
C. McCarron
5th, Sar Allow (8/10/1987-R1)
 
45
8.91
Bold Ruler
Nasrullah
J. Fitzsimmons
E. Arcaro
1st, 1958 Monmouth Handicap (G1)
 
46
8.91
Genuine Risk
Exclusive Native
L. Jolley
J. Fell
1st, Sar Allow (8/10/1981-R1)
 
47
8.91
Sir Gaylord
Turn-to
C. Hayes
 
 
48
8.91
Wise Dan
Wiseman's Ferry
C. LoPresti
J. Velazquez
1st, 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) View Video
 
49
8.91
Riverman
Never Bend
A. Head
F. Head
3rd, 1972 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1)
 
50
8.91
Tepin
Bernstein
M. Casse
J. Leparoux
2nd, 2016 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) View Video
 
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