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thurnscoe thunder
27 Oct 21 18:43
Date Joined: 25 Nov 00
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1, Red Rum (3 times National Winner)
2, Shergar (So famous he was Kidnapped)
3, Sea Biscuit (Made a Film)
4, Pharlap (Also made a film)
5, Dessert Orchid (Top rated horse since the one below)
6, Arkle (Was top rated until Dessie showed us whats what)
7, Galileo (Beast and Stallion RIP)
8, Frankel (didnt beat much, but people still rave about him)
9, Dayjur (jumped something in the USA and still nearly won)
10, Azari (knife through butter)

Think that covers it

A proper list, think that about covers the topic
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Report freddiewilliams October 27, 2021 7:43 PM BST
Why I never heard of pharlap
Report glentoby October 27, 2021 7:45 PM BST
Muppet attention seeking multiple user name alert?

Not you Freddie!!!
Report UnluckyForSome October 27, 2021 7:50 PM BST
a pleasing list.
Report GEORGE.B October 27, 2021 7:57 PM BST
Quixall Crossett a shocking omission
Report glentoby October 27, 2021 8:00 PM BST
Exactly George,the OP is clueless,reminds me of stewyB btw?
Report glentoby October 27, 2021 8:00 PM BST
Exactly George,the OP is clueless,reminds me of stewyB btw?
Report glentoby October 27, 2021 8:01 PM BST
ARAZI btw OP!!!! hth
Report Storm Alert October 27, 2021 8:10 PM BST
Desert Orchid (not dessert) - brilliant chaser of course but I can think of at least four rated above him since Arkle.
Frankel - Unbeaten in fourteen, beat Excelebration (multiple G1 winner) five times. Beat Cirrus Des Aigles (seven times G1 winner). Beat Farhh dual G1 winner) twice. And many other G1 winners, too many to mention.
Report glentoby October 27, 2021 8:13 PM BST
So SEA THE STARS does not figure Storm Alert? As stated the OP is clueless!!!

Report antony_27 October 27, 2021 8:14 PM BST
Secretariat had a film named after him as well!
Report windsor knot October 27, 2021 8:17 PM BST
note to op ....has that nice little butchers on main road in thurnscoe got any rabbit in at moment ?
Report salmon spray October 28, 2021 11:47 AM BST
Golden Miller
Report Brian October 28, 2021 11:58 AM BST
The Piebald Grin
Report Gordon63 October 28, 2021 12:15 PM BST
secretariat, man o war, nijinsky, dancing brave, kauto star - instead of 7, 9 and 10 - take your pick which ones
Report Brian October 28, 2021 12:25 PM BST
Apart from The Piebald, Golden Miller and Arkle must be the top two NH horses.
Report sixtwosix October 28, 2021 12:29 PM BST
Red Rum
Desert Orchid
Devon Loch

not that many aussies or yanks in their insular greyhound track style flat racing worlds will have heard of Desert Orchid for example ......their loss.
Report penzance October 28, 2021 12:31 PM BST
Sea Bird.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk October 28, 2021 1:26 PM BST
The man in the street would recognise Brigadier Gerard more than 7,9,10..imo
Report Gordon63 October 28, 2021 1:43 PM BST
the old man in the street...50 years since he won the guineas
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk October 28, 2021 2:05 PM BST
Skeleton in the street for Man O War ? CoolGrin
Report Gordon63 October 28, 2021 2:07 PM BST
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk October 28, 2021 2:11 PM BST
lol Cool
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk October 28, 2021 2:12 PM BST
Deep Impact.
I'm clutching at straws now.
Report Jumping-cuckoo-monk October 28, 2021 2:15 PM BST
Northern Dancer?
Report EastLower Gooner October 28, 2021 3:03 PM BST
That won with the enormous head that one the Classic a few days after 9/11 imo
Report Mat22 October 28, 2021 3:39 PM BST
Report SlippyBlue October 28, 2021 3:52 PM BST
Ask your average American and some would say Seattle Slew I would have thought.
Report diabolicalliability October 28, 2021 3:54 PM BST
Report Blackrock October 28, 2021 5:27 PM BST
Red Rum would win hands down. Tiger Roll amongst the younger people.
Report themightymac October 28, 2021 5:35 PM BST
Yes, Red Rum is the most famous racehorse ever. Everyone has heard of him.

It would be hard to name 10 that the vast majority of people have heard of.

Red Rum and Shergar probably the only two.
Report Storm Alert October 28, 2021 5:40 PM BST
Nijinsky a shocking omission.
Report sparrow October 28, 2021 5:42 PM BST
Sea Bird
Brigadier Gerard
Report themightymac October 28, 2021 5:46 PM BST
Make that five.

Red Rum
Desert Orchid
Devon Loch
Report salmon spray October 29, 2021 12:34 AM BST
Nobody's mentioned Flyingbolt. 2nd best chaser ever in any country ( flat horses are much more subject to geographical prejudice ). Probably wouldn't get in the top 20 most famous NH horses in the British Isles. Seems odd to say it but he was strangely lacking in charisma even in his own day.
Report G Hall October 29, 2021 12:46 AM BST
Black Beauty
Report driver2 October 29, 2021 6:39 AM BST
and the Mare's beginning to get up!
Report ribero1 October 29, 2021 7:54 AM BST
Correct storm alert,you'd often hear "who's he think he is Nijinsky?" and of course Colin Bell's nickname.
Report sageform October 29, 2021 11:45 AM BST
Jump horses can be household names but seldom appear in pedigrees. Eclipse, Nearco, Ribot, Habitat, Northern Dancer and Sharpen Up have had a huge influence on the breed. Of horses that I have watched race, Mill Reef, Habitat, Nijinsky, Ardross and Frankel have all left strong memories.
Report six_six_six October 29, 2021 12:21 PM BST
Surely Dancing Brave worth a mention and as for NH what about One Man (once you accept he didn't stay Gold Cup trip).
Report Poppydog. October 29, 2021 1:04 PM BST
Removing our parochial blinkers, Winx is/was a worldwide star
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