Top 10 Famous Racehorses
Phar Lap: New Zealand-bred Phar Lap (which means "lightning" in Thai) became New Zealand.
John Henry: The 1980s were all about John Henry, voted the racehorse of the decade and also becoming the first.
War Admiral: As the son of another legendary horse (Man O' War), War Admiral had the bar set high from the get go.
Affirmed: Affirmed was one of the most lucrative racehorses of his time, becoming the first thoroughbred.
Barbaro: In 2006, Barbaro entered the Kentucky Derby undefeated, and his 6-1/2-length margin of victory.
Smarty Jones: Talk about an impressive family tree! Not only is Smarty Jones a third-generation descendant.
Secretariat: Secretariat was born in 1970 and at first considered "too pretty" to be a good racehorse.
Citation: Some racing fans rank Citation on the same plane as Man O' War.
Seabiscuit: Though the grandson of Man O' War, Seabiscuit did not initially show a lot of promise.
Man O' War: The legendary Man O' War is credited for rescuing American horse racing in the 1920s.