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5 Famous Racehorses Of All Time In The World

In different parts of the world there different types of sports, but have you ever thought about horse racing. Horse racing is one of the oldest human sports, with origins dating back and the nomadic tribesmen that inhabited Central Asia at the time the first group of people to domesticate horses. Today, horse racing is still big business. I am going to share with you some of the most famous racehorses.

1. Secretariat.

Any horse with its own movie is bound to be famous. After all, the name Secretariat was made household when the feature film of the same name premiered in 2010, bringing Secretariat’s story to a new generation of fans. Though the actual horse died in 1989, it’s perhaps now more famous than ever.That fame is well deserved, as Secretariat achieved some serious accolades, including American Horse of the Year in 1972 and 1973, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973, and fastest recorded times in all three Triple Crown events in North America. Since being named Horse of the Year at just 2 years old, only one other horse ever managed the same. Unfortunately, Secretariat was inflicted with a serious hoof condition called laminitis, which ultimately resulted in his euthanization.

2. Seabiscuit.

Here’s another horse that’s current fame can be mostly attributed to a feature film release. Released in 2003, this film also used the same name as the horse it was based on. In the 1930s, Seabiscuit won more money than any other horse on the circuit, propelling it to immediate fame. Seabiscuit managed to beat War Admiral by four lengths in a race dubbed the match of the century, who was the 1937 Triple-Crown winner. This led to Seabiscuit earning the vote for American Horse of the Year in 1938. Seabiscuit’s story is incredible, and that’s why they turned it into a movie. His jockey had just one eye, and the pair were never expected to win. However, they ended up winning 11 of the 15 races they competed in. Though it’s been more than 80 years since the end of Seabiscuit’s reign, even those who aren’t fans of horse racing know about him, making him one of the most famous racehorses of all time.

3. Man O War.

Of all the famous racehorses on this list, aside from those with a feature film about their lives, Man o’ War is probably the name most likely to be known by the average person. This horse was born in 1917 and won just shy of $250,000 throughout its career. While this might not sound like an incredible sum, that’s equal to more than 3 million dollars today! What’s most amazing about this is that Man o’ War was purchased for a mere $5,000.This horse earned its name for its fierce and violent temper. However, it’s also credited with saving horse racing in America during the first world war. Unfortunately, Man o’ War’s owner never allowed him to run in the Triple Crown. His offspring did though, with the name of War Admiral; the same horse that lost to Seabiscuit in the Match of the Century, and helped propel Seabiscuit to such amazing fame.

4. Red Rum.

Steeplechase horse racing is a special type of sport that combines the flat out incredible sprint speeds of Thoroughbred racing with hurdles and jumping. It’s a thrilling and high-adrenaline sport, and Red Rum is one of the best horses to ever compete. Red Rum became a national champion at steeplechase in 1973, 1974, and 1977. In 1973, it even overcame a 30 length deficit to make an incredible comeback and win that year’s Grand National. But Red Rum’s impact can’t be measured by its wins. This horse came at a time when the United Kingdom was undergoing a major recession. Red Rum managed to win hearts and lift spirits, despite being born with an incurable disease.


Affirmed was named the US national champion at ages 2, 3, and 4, which is an exceptional feat. In 1978, Affirmed won the Triple Crown and was the last horse to do so for nearly 40 years until American Pharaoh managed to break the drought and win the Triple Crown in 2015. However, when Affirmed won in 1978, it wasn’t all that celebrated because Seattle Slew had managed to do the same in 1977.To really understand how dominant Affirmed was, you have to look at his overall record. Professionally, this horse had 29 starts, 28 of which he finished in the money. Out of those 29 races, Affirmed had 22 first place wins and five second-places, losing exclusively to big names like Seattle Slew and Alydar.Thank you for reading this article please remember to like, share, comment and follow me for more articles updates.

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