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.

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