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The Top 250 Thoroughbreds All-Time represent the Top 250 US-based runners that are no longer active, as voted on by Horse Racing Nation members.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
9.44
Secretariat
Bold Ruler
L. Laurin
E. Maple
1st, 1973 Canadian International (G1) View Video
 
2
9.43
Man o' War
Fair Play
L. Feustel
C. Kummer
1st, 1920 Kenilworth Park Gold Cup View Video
 
3
9.41
Spectacular Bid
Bold Bidder
G. Delp
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1980 Woodward (G1) View Video
 
4
9.40
Native Dancer
Polynesian
W. Winfrey
E. Guerin
1st, Sar Allow (8/16/1954-R1)
 
5
9.38
Dr. Fager
Rough'n Tumble
J. Nerud
B. Baeza
1st, 1968 Vosburgh Handicap
 
6
9.37
Citation
Bull Lea
B. Jones
S. Brooks
1st, 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup
 
7
9.35
Buckpasser
Tom Fool
E. Neloy
B. Baeza
2nd, 1967 Woodward (LS)
 
8
9.33
Raise a Native
Native Dancer
B. Parke
 
 
9
9.33
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
D. Peterson
A. Cordero, Jr.
1st, 1978 Stuyvesant (G3)
 
10
9.31
Kelso
Your Host
C. Hanford
I. Valenzuela
1st, 1964 Washington D.C. International Stakes (LS) View Video
 
11
9.30
Affirmed
Exclusive Native
L. Barrera
L. Pincay
1st, 1979 Jockey Club Gold Cup View Video
 
12
9.28
American Pharoah
Pioneerof the Nile
B. Baffert
V. Espinoza
1st, 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
13
9.20
Ruffian
Reviewer
F. Whiteley
J. Vasquez
1st, 1975 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) View Video
 
14
9.18
Count Fleet
Reigh Count
G. Cameron
J. Longden
1st, 1943 Belmont Stakes View Video
 
15
9.16
Damascus
Sword Dancer
F. Whiteley
L. Adams
4th, 1968 Jockey Club Gold Cup (LS)
 
16
9.15
Tom Fool
Menow
J. Gaver
T. Atkinson
1st, 1953 Pimlico Special (LS)
 
17
9.14
Forego
Forli
F. Whiteley
W. Shoemaker
5th, 1978 Suburban Handicap (G1)
 
18
9.14
Shared Belief
Candy Ride
J. Hollendorfer
M. Smith
9th, 2015 Charles Town Classic (G2) View Video
 
19
9.13
Swaps
Khaled
M. Tenney
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1956 Washington Park Handicap
 
20
9.12
Round Table
Princequillo
W. Molter
W. Shoemaker
1st, 1958 Santa Anita Handicap (G1)
 
21
9.10
Fleet Nasrullah
Nasrullah

 
 
22
9.10
Sir Gaylord
Turn-to
C. Hayes
 
 
23
9.08
Seabiscuit
Hard Tack
R. Smith
J. Pollard
1st, 1940 Santa Anita Handicap (LS) View Video
 
24
9.07
Alydar
Raise a Native
J. Veitch
 
1st, 1978 Travers Stakes (G1) View Video
 
25
9.06
Flower Bowl
Alibhai
P. Burch
 
 
26
9.06
Sweet Tooth
On-and-On

 
 
27
9.06
Nearco
Pharos

 
 
28
9.06
War Admiral
Man o' War
G. Conway
C. Kurtsinger
2nd, 1938 Pimlico Special View Video
 
29
9.03
Curlin
Smart Strike
S. Asmussen
R. Albarado
4th, 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
30
9.03
Raise You
Case Ace

 
 
31
9.03
Sunday Silence
Halo
C. Whittingham
P. Valenzuela
2nd, 1990 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)
 
32
9.02
Cosquilla
Papyrus

 
 
33
9.02
Zenyatta
Street Cry
J. Shirreffs
M. Smith
2nd, 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) View Video
 
34
9.02
Whirlaway
Blenheim II
B. Jones
G. Woolf
2nd, 1942 Narragansett Championship View Video
 
35
9.02
Prince John
Princequillo

 
 
36
9.02
Exclusive Native
Raise a Native
I. Parke
 
3rd, 1965 Toboggan
 
37
9.01
California Chrome
Lucky Pulpit
A. Sherman
V. Espinoza
9th, 2017 Pegasus World Cup (G1) View Video
 
38
9.01
Colin
Commando
J. Rowe,
J. Notter
1st, 1908 Tidal
 
39
9.00
John Henry
Ole Bob Bowers
R. McAnally
C. McCarron
1st, 1984 Ballantine Handicap (G1)
 
40
8.99
Rachel Alexandra
Medaglia d'Oro
S. Asmussen
C. Borel
2nd, 2010 Personal Ensign (G1) View Video
 
41
8.98
Gun Runner
Candy Ride
S. Asmussen
F. Geroux
1st, 2018 Pegasus World Cup (G1) View Video
 
42
8.97
Poker
Round Table
E. Neloy
 
1st, 1967 Bowling Green Handicap
 
43
8.97
Princequillo
Prince Rose
H. Luro
 
 
44
8.96
Crafty Admiral
Fighting Fox

 
 
45
8.96
Turn-to
Royal Charger

 
 
46
8.96
Assault
Bold Venture
M. Hirsch
 
1st, 1946 Preakness Stakes (G1)
 
47
8.94
Native Valor
Mahmoud

 
 
48
8.94
Admiral's Lady
War Admiral

T. Stanton
12th, Hou Claim (2/4/2001-R7)
 
49
8.94
Volcanic
Ambrose Light

 
3rd, 1948 American Derby
 
50
8.94
Source Sucree
Admiral Drake

 
 
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