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Kayla
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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2007, 01:34:43 AM »

I'll admit I'm more of a quarter horse person, but Secretariate is the best in my eyes. Of the thoroughbreds and of all horses ever *tied with Dash for Cash* he is the finest horse to have been BORN. That horse, to me, was t he greatest thing on four legs. He was the king on the track, he set records that remained top for YEARS, if they're broken now. I don't know much, but to me he is the great.

even if he never sired, I'm also a huge 'phan' of Phar Lap.
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Amy Livingston
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2007, 02:42:03 AM »

I'd have to say it's a tie between Man O' War and Secretariat for me. Their records, heart and of cours, babies, were amazing and nothing short of phenomenal. And since he is a male racehorse, I'd have to add Barbaro to my list. He really inspires me and I think what he did made him deserve the title of champion.

And to veer off from all the testosterone, I'd like to put a word in for the mares. So, I have to say...Ruffian's my girl.
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JasonCameron
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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2007, 02:49:32 AM »

Danehill is my favourite. Too bad he died, he's left a BIG impact on not only Australian racing, but racing around the world. I also love Zabeel. Redoute's Choice and Encosta de Lago are two new-ish sire's I really like too.
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Moochi
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2007, 04:09:57 AM »

Ruffian--Heck yes :) (I got to go see her grave last year... It was so sad. T_T My friend and I put little white flowers across it.)
Sunday Silence--because he won the derby the same year I was born xP (and I love his name)
Secretariat--Gotta love 'im. (Got to see his grave too... and we put flowers on it too ;_; We even got to see his stall and his bridal... oosh... it was so beautiful...)
Man O'War--Has been my favorite horse of all time since I first heard about him. I think my mom told me about him, or I saw a show on him :/ I can't remember. I did end up reading several books about him though... and I fell in love ;D
The Black--Okay, he's not real. But you have to admit--this is one awesome famous stallion xP He is what got me really started into reading. I saw a beautiful horse on the cover of a book and that was it :P
Black Beauty--Yeah, yeah. I know... Still not real, Mooch. But, I adooooooore him. (And still, at the age of 17, I cry every time I see that movie. I. Am. That. Sad. :-[ )
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Jockey Girl
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2007, 12:47:24 AM »

I've met Slew City Slew! ;D I don't know if my aunt and uncle still have him standing at their farm or not. hmmmm, ???
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Degs74
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2007, 01:38:47 PM »

Eclipse - 95% of todays horses are related to Eclipse
Sadlers Wells - The Daddy of them all
Rock of Gibraltar - superstar himself and his crop rock!!
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BrilenFarms
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2007, 12:03:39 AM »

Straight Man
Gibson County
Buddha
Salt Lake
Valid Appeal
Nearco
Mr. Prospector
Stravinsky (more as a broodmare sire than anything)
Ogygian
Danzig
Unbridled
AP. Indy

i'll post my reasons why later,haha.
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Fleet Feet Thoroughbreds
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2007, 03:48:58 PM »

My all time favorite race horse is without a doubt Man O' War. A legend and amazing sire. Plus his owner mainly bred him to his own mares so he wasn't necessarily bred to his potential. He still managed to sire A Triple Crown winner, two Kentucky Derby winners, three Belmont winners, and to top it all off a Grand National steeplechase winner too. Oh and grandsire of Seabiscuit. Just amazing in my opinion. 

In real life I would have to say Thunder Gulch because he sired Point Given who is one of my favorite horses alive. Plus he sired Spain who is a great mare. And it looks like Point Given might turn out to be a nice sire too with a little more time.

And just as far as more recent heavy influence Native Dancer and Mr. Prospector seem to be in everyones pedigree. lol

I'm also a fan of Tiznow not because he's a super great sire at the moment, but because he was such a gritty racer, beautiful horse and his sire stands not far from where I live. (And I'm not exactly in a racing area lol)
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2008, 06:03:14 AM »

I'm procrastinating so here's to bumping up an old thread.

Man o' War is my first love. I read Walter Farley's partial fictional biography of him and I just fell in love. After him is Tiznow, several times grand son of the first and only Big Red. 2008 is winding down and he is the only stallion in the Top Five on the Sire List to stand for a now ridiculous $30K. He's tied with a few other stallions with 4 Grade I winners - Colonel John, Da'Tara, Tough Tiz's Sis, Well Armed - and for the few foals he has running his percentage is pretty remarkable. Here's to hoping all his get do awesome in the Breeders' Cup and knock off Giant's Causeway for #2 behind Smart Strike (who's only #1 because of the $10B Man Curlin).

As for the game...well, I wasn't going to let go of a Man o' War yearling that was offered earlier this week. She's mine, now, and with her blood she'll at least prove a useful broodmare. I'd also like to get a foal from FF Tiznow. Everybody else can come later.  ;D
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