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post #1 of 53 Old 11-18-2010, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Greatest Thoroughbreds of all time

What Thouroughbred do you think the greatest of all time was and why? What discipline were/are they used for?

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post #2 of 53 Old 11-18-2010, 10:13 PM
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My favorite TB (horse for that matter) is Man O' War (also known as Big Red).
He was born in 1917 & raced for 2 years, winning 20 of 21 starts (1 second), setting/breaking 8 records, some of which lasted for over 70 years, as well as sireing 64 race champions in his years at stud.
He won the 1920 Lawrence Realization by an estimated 100 lengths, defeated 1919 Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in a match race (after which he was retired) & had one of the longest strides in the recorded history of racing.
He was so famous, that when he died on Nov.1, 1947 at the age of 30, his funeral was broadcast on radio & was the first TB to be buried in a casket (which was lined with the colors of his racing silks) He now lies beneath a lifesized statue at the Kentucky Horse Park.
He was also voted by the Bloodhorse as the greatest racehorse of the 20th century.

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post #3 of 53 Old 11-18-2010, 10:41 PM
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Same here..... Man O' War. He was the best of the best. I have an old antique picture of him hanging on my wall at home here, I love Big Red!

Some interesting facts about him here....

Man O' War - Fun Facts and Information
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post #4 of 53 Old 11-18-2010, 10:52 PM
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Mine is native dancer and northern dancer both winning twice in Kentucky derby very famous look em up and my tb is grandaughter of northern dancer and great granddaughter of native dancer on her dam and sires side
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post #5 of 53 Old 11-18-2010, 10:55 PM
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Man o' War. I did a report on him in 5th grade and he's my favorite racehorse ever.
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post #6 of 53 Old 11-19-2010, 12:55 AM
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Lomitas.... the German horse that showed people over here in Germany that you can't force a horse to everything. He was beautiful and intelligent and fast... great horse.
He died a few weeks ago
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post #7 of 53 Old 11-19-2010, 02:06 AM
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Man o´War is my favorite. My old little Pony is a great-great-great…-grandson of him. I also have the book of its story.
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post #8 of 53 Old 11-19-2010, 02:38 AM
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The greatest I think still to this day is, was, and always will be Man O' War. Was an outstanding racehorse and sire. Was so great people didn't even want to race him.

But my favorite racehorse is Cigar. Just love him.

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post #9 of 53 Old 11-19-2010, 03:24 AM
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I have a list.lol

Man O' War
Seabiscuit(I have a drawing of him and some of his colts on my wall that my Great grandma gave me.)
Native Dancer
Northern Dancer
Secretariat
Bold Ruler
Cigar
Gallant Fox
Alydar(He passed away exactly 1 year before I was born. The same day.)
Affirmed
Barbaro
Rachel Alexandra
Zenyatta(Even though she lost her last race, she is a winner to me!) I want to have a colt or filly by her or a grand daughter or grand son, but that might cost a fortune.lol.

And tons more. =)
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post #10 of 53 Old 11-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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my 2 favourites would have to be MAN'O'WAR and PHAR LAP!!!!
Phar lap came to australia when he was young and was a wreck but he got worked on, nearly got shot and won a Melbourne cup.......sadly he died not long after at a young age after going to race overseas.....he was poisened!!!!
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