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The Big Breeders Cup Throw Down...
Sea The Stars vs. Tiznow vs. The Black Stallion
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Since there is not a horse alive today who can run over a 120 Beyer anymore you wouldn't have to be to great to come in and win the Classic. I doubt this is the best horse through in the last 30 years. If he did run he would win by 4 lengths. MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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And how about the Time Magazine article on him:
Is Sea the Stars the Best Racehorse of All Time?
By Adam Smith Tuesday, Oct. 06, 2009
"And Afleet Alex just ran right by Giacomo like he was standing still!"
Tom Durkin, 2005 Belmont Stakes
I really like Sea The Stars, but to say he's the greatest of all time is a real stretch, IMO. What about Man o'War, who won 20 of 21 races, set numerous speed records, carried 130 pounds six times as a two-year-old, then three more times at the age of three, including 138 in record time? What about Phar Lap, who carried huge weights, then came to North America and toyed with the opposition in the Agua Caliente Handicap, carrying high weight of 129 and setting a track record over 10 furlongs? What about Citation who as a three-year old, raced 20 times, won 19, beat older horses six times during the year and as early as February, won the Triple Crown, and could race on any kind of dirt track? What about Kelso who carried 130 or more pounds 24 times in his career, ran on both dirt and grass, and was HOY five times? What about Dr. Fager, who was so fast at a mile but could run at any distance, carried huge amounts of weight doing it, and go on dirt and grass? And what about Secretariat, his breathtaking performances, and victories later on the grass?
As an American I like Sea The Stars as much as anybody, and I recognize his remarkable achievements. I'm also ready to put him among the all-time greats, and perhaps in Europe, he's very near the top; but on a global scale, I don't think I'd put him at the top. Not sure I could do that for any horse on either side of the Atlantic. Too many good ones, so who really knows?
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