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Famous racehorses throughout history: A tribute to some of the most celebrated horses to ever compete

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Here are some of the most celebrated and famous racehorses throughout history:

  1. Secretariat: Secretariat is widely considered to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He won the Triple Crown in 1973, setting records in all three races, and still holds the record for the fastest time in the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
  2. Man o’ War: Man o’ War was a legendary American Thoroughbred who won 20 of his 21 races. He set multiple records and was the first horse inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
  3. Citation: Citation won the Triple Crown in 1948 and set several records during his career, including the highest career earnings for a racehorse at the time.
  1. Seabiscuit: Seabiscuit was a popular and unlikely racehorse who became a symbol of hope and inspiration during the Great Depression. He won several high-profile races, including the Santa Anita Handicap in 1940.
  2. Phar Lap: Phar Lap was an Australian racehorse who became a national icon during the early 1930s. He won numerous races, including the Melbourne Cup in 1930, and was known for his incredible endurance.
  1. Zenyatta: Zenyatta was a mare who won 19 of her 20 races and became the first filly or mare to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2009.
  2. American Pharoah: American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown in 2015. He went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic later that year, becoming the first horse to win the “Grand Slam” of American horse racing.
  3. Black Caviar: Black Caviar was an Australian mare who won all 25 of her races and became a national icon. She retired as the highest-rated sprinter in the world.
  4. Northern Dancer: Northern Dancer was a Canadian-bred Thoroughbred who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 1964. He was also a successful sire and is considered one of the most influential sires of the 20th century.
  5. Seattle Slew: Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown in 1977 and was the first horse to win the Triple Crown while still undefeated. He also won the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984.
  6. Affirmed: Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, becoming the 11th horse to do so. He also had a legendary rivalry with Alydar, with the two horses facing off in several high-profile races.
  7. Ruffian: Ruffian was a filly who won all 10 of her races before suffering a fatal injury during a match race against Foolish Pleasure in 1975. She is remembered for her incredible speed and dominance on the racetrack.

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  1. Frankel: Frankel was a British Thoroughbred who won all 14 of his races and is considered one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He retired as the highest-rated racehorse in the world.
  2. Winx: Winx was an Australian mare who won 33 consecutive races, including four consecutive Cox Plates. She retired as the highest-earning racehorse in Australian history.

These horses, along with many others, have left an indelible mark on the history of horse racing and continue to be celebrated and admired by fans around the world.

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