Best Finishers in Horse Races that go Down to History

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Racing horses is one of the world’s oldest sports, and over the centuries its fundamental
concept has undergone virtually no change. It developed and progressed from a slow speed
or endurance competition between two horses into a scene including large runner fields,
advanced electronic monitoring tools and large sums of money. However its main point or
characteristic was always the same, which is the winner is the horse that finishes the race
first.

In the modern age, horse racing developed into a robust public entertainment business from
a diversion of the leisure class. Race contenders usually go in a handicap race in which the
weights of the horses are adjusted about their age during the race (the more immature the
horse is, the less weight it carries).

A two-year-old, youngest racer, competes in this system with less weight to carry than a
three-year-old horse. A horse is generally considered to be entirely aged at the age of five
years and is consequently handicapped.

Where Best Finishes often happen

There is one place where race contenders compete with all of their heart’s content. The
Belmont Stakes could be the race defining the career of a horse. The mile-and-a-half contest
puts the endurance, speed, and heart of a horse to the test and has given some of the
greatest, most iconic moments in the sport’s History to racing fans.

The Belmont Stakes are the pinnacle of what makes horse racing such a riveting sport from
heartbreaking defeats to unbelievable triumphs. Triple Crown dreams were updated and
shattered here, and some of the game’s biggest rivalries were on display in Belmont Park’s
long stretch.

Some Horses that make History

Well, it is hard to choose who are the best horses in History, but these following horses make
our hearts melt with their historic finishes.

Secretariat. He is widely regarded as the biggest horse in the thoroughbred racing history. It
certainly helped to win the Triple Crown, but “Big Red” is one of the 12 horses that won the
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.

It wasn’t just that Secretariat broke a drought of the Triple Crown that helped capture the
imagination of the public. He’s been doing it the way. For each Triple Crown race, the
Secretariat still holds the fastest time, winning the Kentucky Derby in 1 minute, 59.4 seconds,
the Preakness in 1:53 and the Belmont in 2:24.

Rags to Riches. In the career of Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher and Hall of Fame jockey
John Velazquez, Rags to Riches will go down in History as one of the most memorable horses.
Although winning nearly every primary race in the country, in Triple Crown races both had
gone winless until the big chestnut filly entered their lives.

She settled in position after stumbling at the start and hooked up at the top of the stretch
with Preakness winner Curlin. These two slugged it out until she got her head in front of the
wire with Rags to Riches. The dueling pair was clear from the rest of the field for more than
five lengths.

Man o’ War. He was a registered American who is widely regarded as one of the greatest
racehorses of all time. A lot of sports publications such as Associated Press, ESPN, Sports
Illustrated and The Blood-Horse picked Man o’ War as the most outstanding horse in the
20th century.

And all that has been assigned with some of the highest disability weights ever. Man o’ War
was retired at three because if he had raced another year, he would probably have been sent
to post with even higher assignments of weight-the most top assigned weights of any
racehorse in History to this day.

Seabiscuit. He is a U.S. racehorse Thoroughbred champion. During the Great Depression,
Seabiscuit was an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope for many Americans.
Because of several things, Seabiscuit was the biggest ever there. But in so many ways to be so
disadvantaged yet capable of doing what can only be described as the impossible. This
horse’s story reads like a fairytale: a wonderful horse life and the privileged people to be part
of it.

Citation. He was an American Triple Crown-winning racehorse Thoroughbred stallion who
won 16 consecutive races in a significant race stake. He was the first horse to win $1 million in
History. He was foaled in Lexington, Kentucky, at Calumet Farms.

Citation would break out of the ground and beat all else around.  A lot of folks still feel that’s
true. Citation was the computer-simulated race winner between the greats. There’s no
uncertainty about it – it’s number one!

Takeaway

There’s no doubt that these horses are somewhat best of the best their careers, there are
more horses that are the same as them not now, but maybe in our time because the horse
racing is dynamic, the technique changes, but the heart to be the champion never gets old.
The horse racing will need some these champions to make the sport alive.

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