the greatest thoroughbred of all time...who? - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Who is the greatest thoroughbred of all time?
Pharlap 13 14.61%
War Admiral 3 3.37%
Man o' War 16 17.98%
Secretariat 32 35.96%
Carbine 1 1.12%
Ruffian 11 12.36%
Seabiscuit 11 12.36%
Barbaro 2 2.25%
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post #1 of 41 Old 04-13-2008, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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the greatest thoroughbred of all time...who?

just wondering what peoples opinions are on who would make the greatest thoroughbred of all time and why :)

For me it is a toss up between war admiral and phar lap. Phar lap was a huge, gentle horse with a huge heart who would have gone on to win a lot more races. Even when the AJC imposed ridiculous weights on him he still got his head over the line first every time. What a champ!!!

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post #2 of 41 Old 04-13-2008, 10:06 AM
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I honestly don't know. I have a model horse of Man o' War and I just find his build amazing. I know Secretariat won a race by a lot of lengths, don't remember how much though.

And I loved the Seabiscuit movie. I thought he really grew into the race Red thought he would be, and he overcame a break that vets thought would end his career. War Admiral was a highly impressive horse too, he just had this presence that really wowed me (both of those are just based off the book and movie, I never really was into horse racing)

I didn't vote because I didn't know which one to choose.
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post #3 of 41 Old 04-13-2008, 02:26 PM
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I voted for Seabiscuit cause he has always been my favoreite lol I love the movie was was a little horse but he has the biggest heart for is passion in racing and ovecoming that leg injury he had was just amazing!

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post #4 of 41 Old 04-13-2008, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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just for fun & further education, I thought I would add some links to some videos on some of the horses :)

pharlap - the first one is from the phar lap movie. Although its not actually him they went to great lengths to portray pharlap and the experiences of the people who knew him as close as they could to exactly how it happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U44BWSnJ5zU

Agua caliente handicap 1932 - this was right up there with one of the best races he ever ran. He won others by a bigger margin but he was under extreme stress when running the race. He had come into a climate that he just wasnt used to and was suffering terribly in the heat. The hard ground also played a part in the painful hoof injury he carried through that race. What you can't see on camera is near the end of the race the bandaging has come loose and he is bleeding quite badly. Poor pharlap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bROtR...eature=related

Melbourne cup 1930

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkppK...eature=related

Just some randoms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8N-m...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH8Th...eature=related

Man o' war - I wasnt able to find a whole lot on man o' war himself bt he will pop up here and there in some other videos im sure :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmGcgrxmy4Y&NR=1

War admiral - what I like about this horse is that even though some say that he wasnt as great as his father, man o' war, you barely ever see the whip touch his side :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htCUUTk6vT4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc08a...eature=related

Secretariat -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsvXf...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNHJkz5K6uk&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOmZ...eature=related

Seabiscuit -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVT2MPNCqgM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTgCJ...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR4mk...eature=related

Ruffian - another horse often spared the whip :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga50l...eature=related

And the great match - this is beautiful and touching and if yo don't look at any of the other videos today you have to at least watch this one :) its a tribute type video montage of the race.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGFsw...eature=related

Carbine - I can't find anything on this horse :)

I hope you enjoy them :)

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post #5 of 41 Old 04-14-2008, 11:14 AM
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I voted Pharlap! Amazing horse.

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post #6 of 41 Old 04-14-2008, 11:45 AM
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My favorite was Native Dancer. But that isnt an option lol
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post #7 of 41 Old 04-14-2008, 12:27 PM
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Can I write in a vote for John Henry or Barbaro ?

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post #8 of 41 Old 04-14-2008, 01:07 PM
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Yeah, Barbaro should be in there lol, I thought that too.

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Originally Posted by buckaroo2010
I voted for Seabiscuit cause he has always been my favoreite lol I love the movie was was a little horse but he has the biggest heart for is passion in racing and ovecoming that leg injury he had was just amazing!
I agree I voted for seabiscuit

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post #10 of 41 Old 04-15-2008, 11:50 AM
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I just wondered if any of you ever have heard the name of "Kincsem" when talking about tb-s, and what do you know of her.

Because I think she was the greatest tb of the world. I don't know by which criterias do you mean the "greatest". Kincsem started on 54 galopp races in 5 countries and won all of them. She never has been second or third, always first. No horse ever have beaten her. So I think it's the greatest result tb ever did in her life.
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