Horse Racing has been a thrilling sport from a very long time. Whether it is the fastest horses of the Kings or the ones favourite to the Jockeys, here is a list of the top 10 famous racehorses from around the world.
Man O’ War
This legendary horse first debuted in 1919 and took everyone by surprise on winning three stakes races within 17 days. Man O’ War became a sure choice for bettors and also chased away many horse owners from competing against him. Man O’ War lost only one race throughout his career at the Sanford Memorial Stakes.
Seabiscuit was the grandson of Man O’ War but wasn’t a great racer at first. In 1936, Seabiscuit was introduced to its new trainer Tom Smith and his new jockey Red Pollard. With their company, Seabiscuit won 11 of the 15 races in 1937.
Citation is still considered at the same level as Man O’ War. Born in 1945, Citation joined the races two years later and came out victorious in his very first race that was held in Havre de Grace in Maryland. It also became the first horse to win one million dollars.
Secretariat took part in his first season in 1972 and proved everyone wrong who considered him to be too pretty to win races. He claimed 8 consecutive victories in 1972 and became the second and one of the only two 2-year old Horse of The Year.
Smarty Jones was born in 2001 and had the ancestral history of Secretariat and Man O’ War. He took the top honours at both the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby in 2004. He became a national frenzy which was believed to win the Triple Crown. Unfortunately, he came second in 36-1 long shot BIrdstone.
Barbaro took everyone by surprise at the Kentucky Derby in 2006 and became victorious by a length margin of six and a half. It was the largest margin in nearly 50 years. He also won the Florida Derby, Tropical Park Derby, and the Holy Bull Stakes.
Kincsem was considered to be the most successful horse of all time in the later 19th century. She was a thoroughbred and won 54 races in Hungary. No horse could beat her during her best times in 1877 when she won Hungarian One Thousand Guineas, Two Thousand Guineas, Hungarian Oaks, Hungarian St Leger, Grosser Preis von Hanover, Austrian Derby.
Frankel was the most loved horse of Britain, which is still talked about between the race fanatics. He was trained by Sir Henry Cecil, a legend himself. Frankel dominated the races during 2010 and 2012 and won all the 14 races that he took part in.
The greatest steeplechase horse in Ireland was Arkle which had its own fan base. Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times in 1964,1965, and 1966. He also won the Kind George VI in 1965, and the Irish Grand National in 1964.
This Australian black beauty has an undefeated record of winning 25 races and is regarded as the best sprinter ever to race. She has earned more than 8 million during her career. Her major wins include Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2012, Newmarket Handicap 2011, and the Lighting Stakes in 2011, 2012, and 2013.