3 Greatest Racehorses of All Time

Horse racing fans are all anxiously waiting for the Cheltenham Festival which will take place next month in March.

The festival provides an occasion for some of the best racing horses and jockeys to showcase their racing talents. The race is particularly a very special occasion for all the punters who can enjoy betting on a lot of exciting races.

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1- Man o’ War

Man o’ War is widely regarded as one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He started his racing career just after the First World War and incredibly won 20 races out of 21. His horse racing victories earned him $249,465 which was no less than incredible at that time.

He was very successful in the year 1920 when he claimed many important races of his career. He had suffered a defeat against Upset at the Saratoga Race Course, but he took his revenge by winning the Preakness Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths. The amazing racehorse also established a world record that year by winning the Belmont Stakes by 20 lengths. Man o’ War didn’t participate in the Kentucky Derby because his owner believed that he was too young for the race.

In the year 1957, his name was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Associated Press have voted him as the outstanding horse of the 20th century.

2- Secretariat

Secretariat earned a big name for himself in the horse racing world. Over a span of 16 months, he competed in 20 races to register victories in 16 races while securing second place 3 times and third only once. In terms of money, Secretariat earned a whopping $1,316,808.

By winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes in the year 1973, he became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.  He won the Kentucky Derby by 2 1⁄2 lengths and claimed the Preakness Stakes with the same winning margin. While in the Belmont Stakes, he recorded the greatest victory of his career by winning the race with a margin of 31 lengths.

His name was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in the year 1974. He also won five Eclipse Awards as well as winning the Bay Shore Stakes, Gotham Stakes, Marlboro Cup, and Man o’ War Stakes.

3- Phar Lap

Phar Lap enjoyed a most illustrious racing career during the early years of the Great Depression. During his four years amazing horse won many important Australian races. Phar Lap registered victories in 37 races out of 51. Most notably, he won the Melbourne Cup in 1930 as well as 2 Cox Plates and an AJC Derby.

He suffered a sudden and mysterious death in 1932. It is said that he was poisoned by Mafia members because of their business losses due to his constant winning reputation.