In this post, we’ll review the best racehorses of all time to compete in the prestigious sport. The horses that you’re going to hear about have retired long ago. Yet if you’re in the mood for a flutter, you can bet at the best sports betting sites on the world’s latest top-ranked racehorses. Now, let’s dive into our study of the best thoroughbreds in history without further ado.
Secretariat – The Handsome Champion
The best racehorse ever is one horse racing wonder-Secretariat. This famous animal will charm you not only with its hard-to-believe achievements but also with its incredible appearance-a strong and robust stallion with maroon fur and three white “socks” on its fast legs and an impressive and unusual foot turn. Secretariat’s historical grandeur is indisputable. The Secretariat has won plenty of golden records and bonuses during its glory career. He was named “Horse of the Year” twice, and he managed to run each quarter-mile faster than the previous at the famous Kentucky Derby meet.
Seattle Slew – Brilliant Success Despite of His Pedigree
Seattle Slew was first described as “ugly” while Secretariat attracted with its stunning beauty. Due to its heritage and not so friendly appearance, the foal was not permitted at the prestigious Keeneland yearling auction. Two young couples from Washington State later purchased him at a Fasig-Tipton auction for $17,500. That was the start of his great career as one of the most celebrated racehorses. His first victory was at Belmont, in a light maiden race. At the age of two he was even quicker and was deservedly named champion of two years. Seattle Slew went on to Churchill Downs as he showed again great success in the Flamingo and the Wood Memorial.
Affirmed – The Rival of Alydar
The Triple Crown’s new winner is Affirmed-a stunning and courageous colt. He was the proud champion in the famous horse races such as Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1978 when he was declared the 11th horse who managed to achieve this great triumph and still holds that spot. Affirmed won the coveted title Horse of the Year in 1978 and 1979, and joined the Racing Hall of Fame deservedly one year later. He is also well-known as Alydar’s worthy competitor – both of whom competed on many races, the most famous being the three Triple Crown and Belmont Stakes competitions. The good colt got great success at Belmont Park and Santa Anita.
American Pharoah – The 12th American Triple Crown Hero
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Pharoah of American origin. He gained unprecedented success in 2015 by being Breeders ‘Cup Classic champion and American Triple Crown champion. He was honored with numerous coveted prizes during his racing career. The quick foal was the first racehorse that managed to win all four Thoroughbred racing competitions.
American Pharoah finishes fifth in his first race and boosts his success rapidly by winning the next two competitions-the FrontRunner Stakes and Grade I Del Mar Futurity. He’s sadly unable to run in other events during the year due to his injury. Despite this, the colt is honored with the prestigious American prize at the 2014 Eclipse Awards
American Pharoah started amazingly next year with two remarkable victories in the Arkansas Derby and Rebel Stakes and as if that wasn’t enough for him, he headed for two more wins – the 2015 Preakness Stakes and the 2015 Kentucky Derby. He is showing an outstanding pace at the Belmont Stakes 2015 by reaching even better winning time in the last quarter mile than the great Secretariat. Therefore he has proven to be the 12th American Triple Crown winner in the history of horse racing. The foal is comfortably the winner in the next two races where he will compete with Haskell Invitational and Monmouth Park.
Citation – The First Colt Who Gathered a Million Dollars
We want to conclude our analysis with Citation who has been blessed with an inexhaustible appetite for success, unparalleled strength and pace. His jockey Jimmy Jones used to say that his foal would win something that has a fur on it.
Under 1948, Citation’s fantastic career includes 19 wins in 20 races. He was the champion at all distances in seven different states with 66 lengths riding in a dusty truck all over the country. His winning streak covers 16 races including Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness triumphs. An unfortunate injury prevents him from taking part in the races in 1949 and he returns in 1950 with a win at the first event he attends. Next year Citation is continuing his career in horse racing but he has not achieved the same success.
Citation remains one of the most unforgettable racehorses ever even though at the sunset of his career his stellar reputation had been tainted by his defeats. Citation was accepted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1959 and what is perhaps more remarkable is that in the 20th century Blood Horse’s Top 100 racehorses he was named number three.