Horse races’ betting is quite common among the richest people all over the world. You find that people internationally place their bets on the most famous and greatest horses purely because of their winning reputation or because they have a lot of money that they don’t know how to spend it. You should know that a winning bet normally doesn’t come from a horse that usually wins most of the time. The downside is when it wins and you haven’t placed a bet on it where most people end up losing their money easily. That is the sad part of it all, but royal gamblers understand that a win or a loss is part of the game. To be honest I cannot risk my money on an animal.
Nevertheless, it is worth to honor our stallions. You find that racing cars betting are a bit easy because you know everything about how much power a car can push according to the way it is manufactured as well as the ability to control it so that you can win a race. However, racing a horse is different to win a race because it has its own mind making which is uncertain and unpredictable.
The following are the greatest racehorses of all time ranked from ten to one by a win rate and other characteristics that make them legendary horses.
10. Seattle Slew
Seattle Slew horse is remembered as an American thoroughbred horse that was born for victory. He grew up until the age of twenty years which is very shocking and remarkable for a number of years that a horse can live. Seattle Slew had grown older more than what some human have had an opportunity to, sadly he passed away, but his name remains as a legend popularly all over the globe and most importantly in the horse racing business. The greatness and legacy that he left behind to serve as an inspirational to horse trainers. In addition, Seattle Slew achievements have also influenced breeding and training of other horses. The bottom line is that, this legendary horse remains one of the best racehorses that have ever been on the race tracks grounds.
Zenyatta is a female horse whose determination and strength closely matches the ability of a stallion something that is remarkable and it must be given due respect. Due to his ability and achievement Zenyatta was dubbed as, “the horse races queen”. This term definitely speaks much about her and what she can achieve as far as the rank of the reputable racehorses is concerned. She has the “godmother” spirit something that made her be very famous all over the world. What picture comes to your mind when you hear this? She participated in 2010 horse race and named the horse of the year due to her ability to carry more weight than any other female or male horse that featured in major races of that year. Her name will be remembered long even after her retirement as she enjoys motherhood.
Citation is one of the greatest horses to have ever kicked into the grounds on the track races with historical record of all time. By history, we simply mean that in the early 1940’s era, the citation was the only horse in the racing industry that you could count on. It was easy to predict the results for a race it featured and it was loved by many people at that time. More so, it was a trusted one because it gave results in the faith of many people’s favor and it has proved it can live to their expectations on various occasions. Before he enters the gate of the audience horse races racing tracks, citation already had a winning name. He won fourteen out of sixteen starts in his early stages and became a second-year-old champion, and then he bagged his fourth triple crown in the 1940’s. He has won horse races for sixteen times making him a legend and spearheads him to this list of the greatest horses of all time.
Don’t expect to line against a Ruffian on race and come up a win. Ruffian gained popularity back in 70’s when horse racing interest and excitement of all these businesses were booming amongst many throwers all over the world. Ruffian is another American racing horse legend whose career took horse race lovers by storm. At the prime of her career, her horse racing experience was a bit disappointing something that considered as one of saddest moments in the history of horse racing as she had lost the ability she had earlier that made most people to stake their bets of faith on. According to the witness of fifty people, seventy-four people who had come to watch her performance with confidence as usual at Belmont Park as she boldly did only to see that she had, snapped her bones on the forefront and went down to what becomes her demise later after a medical checkup. There is a movie that was made up in the year 2007 in her honor. If you are not faint hearted you can search online and watch her final and the last race.
6. Black Caviar
Black Caviar is one the royalty horses that represents one of the greatest when it is on the field. Black Caviar is an Australian bred horse worth $210,000. This is a lot of money to pay for an animal, to be honest, isn’t so? This is because if you buy an animal at such a price you risk your money since it can eventually die or get sick, similarly buying a Ferrari that goes at that price is also risky it can also be stolen or smashed so either way both revolves at the same thing. The only difference is that buying a stallion Ferrari car would serve as a better flaunting chance than buying a horse for that amount of money. However, black caviar demands a lot of respect. This horse won twenty-five races out the twenty-five races she participated making her one of the best racehorses of all time. Unfortunately, she retired in the year 2013.
Frankel is a horse that was raised by Khalid Abdullah, a prince. Khalid Abdullah is a tycoon and a businessman who happens to be the owner of Juddmonte Farms. Frankel owns a home in one of his farms as an heir to his legacy of 259 stallions crown jewel. Frankel is valued at an unbelievable staggering price of about $150 million dollars which is equivalent to three Bugatti’s and a big estate enough to build a few mansions in different geographical locations all over the globe and still have more money to spend in the end. Apart from this, the Queen of England unveiled a bronze statue in her honor which is the greatest honorary thing that a horse could get from the European Union. The bottom line is that racehorse Frankel hails the word “thoroughbred”, in the history of his bloodline line and his victories too.
This is quite a funny name to give to a horse, but this name doesn’t make this horse a winner but the force of human-driven demand and its ability to perform in stride as well as nature’s other factors. Don’t be fooled by his name because the history that this horse has been a part of commands respect and honor. He was a leading money winner back in 1937; something makes him a historical horse and plays a role in American sporting history as the best horse race. This horse has not gained popularity around the wins it had, but because of the integrity, it has shown making it an exceptional example of utter perseverance and dedication. During his time, he could fall get up and give his competitors a run for their lungs and a dull finish in the last minutes. The dedication and determination of this horse left a legacy during its era on the entire nation.
Secretariat can be considered as a Spartan warrior or a God of war. If the horse names are the ones that make them famous, this business of horse racing wouldn’t be there as we speak. Secretariat has generated a lot of money by his wins in a span of 16-month career emerging victorious for sixteen times, finishing second three times and coming out third, only once. In all this wins this horse generated an exact figure of $1,316,808 winning total. This statistics makes this horse a legendary horse whose legacy will live on. Secretariat is a good example of what horse racing and breeding business is, winning bets. Note that as we speak of him he has also made a record timing around the track something that adds on his name a shining honor. During his lifetime he has shown a lot of passion to accomplish than most of his category and era.
2. Man o War
Man o War is a name that sounds like that of a warrior stallion that you wouldn’t mess with. This horse has powerful kick while in fast-paced movement something that has made it appear second in this list of the great racehorses of all time. Despite his winning rate, he is the oldest horse according to history which makes him deserve more respect. Usually, the elders have to be given some respect and that is what man o war deserves, besides a thoroughbred heritage that commanded in the early 1900’s. Man o war has become a remarkable comparison for brains IQ level or intelligence just as how Sir Albert Einstein is. Man O war life began back in 1917, an era that is recognized as the wake of industrial revolutions and a lot of other things in the world that we do in modern times.
1. Phar Lap
Phar Lap is the number one on the list of the best racehorses, which everybody has been waiting to hear about and could have hardly anticipated for. This horse has emerged victorious for so many times and it has quite a number of glorious moments in its name. Frankel might be the greatest treasure of today’s billionaire’s, but Phar lap is a historical monument sunk deeper when talking about the best racehorses. Unfortunately, Phar lap existed many years ago and met his death back in 1932 something that remains a mystery ever since. It is believed that he was poisoned by Mafia members due to his constant winning stream reputation making them be out of business for a long period of time. He has won thirty-seven out fifty-one starts back in the 1930’s and will be remembered forever by Australian sporting history. His skeleton can be found displayed in the Dominion Museum and his 19-pound heart is preserved in the Canberra National Museum something that defines his upstanding stature and stance of pride.