12/30/2011 11:40AM

Discuss horse racing's 10 most unbreakable records

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In this week's DRF Weekend, Bill Christine ranks his 10 most unbreakable horse racing records, beginning with Dr. Fager's championship sweep in 1968. Does his top 10 match yours? Join the discussion here.

The 10 most unbreakable records in horse racing

Dave Robertson More than 1 year ago
All this fuss about Rapid Redux and the like even being mentioned in the same breath as Citation, or even Zenyatta, is ridiculous. And now they're even talking about giving Redux a special Eclipse award for his winning streak. Boy, if they do that the Eclipse awards will have become totally meaningless. Nothing against the horse, he's done everything asked, and done it well, but any award ought to go to the connections who keep finding races they can win, which of course in starter races are basically the same race over and over again. Come to think of it, I wonder if starter races are a good idea at all -- instead of being opportunities for promising horses to run without being subject to claim they've become mortal locks for connections with horses that fit the conditions. Hey, we already have claiming races, maiden races, nw1s, nw2s and nw3s. Throw in differences in distances and surfaces and there ought to be lots of opportunities for all.
Steve Hewlett More than 1 year ago
In regards to longest losing streak - a Japanse mare named Haru Urara went to post 113 times without winning. Towards the end of her career she was famous in Japan and large crowds came to watch her race and cheer her on, to no avail. I have a Haru Urara long sleeve t-shirt that my mother-in-law (lives in Japan) acquired for me. Haru Urara can be translated as Beautiful Spring or Glorious Spring.
ML/NJ More than 1 year ago
When "The Bid" was HOTY, he didn't finish ahead of a single horse in NY, That same year the Belmont, the Travers, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup were all won by the same horse. For me, that is why the whole HOTY thing is a sad joke.
Shawn415 More than 1 year ago
This list is missing KINCSEM 54 for 54 at all types of distances and all types of weight assignments. RIBOT's resume is quite impressive at 16 for 16 with 2 Arcs againts tops level competition. RUSSELL BAZE 11,000+ WINS. At the rate he is going, if he stays healthy he could make it 14,000. He is only 53 and just recently "Got Hot" again and the record just keeps growing. EXCELLER BEAT 2 triple crown winners...... however, BORROW beat 3 Kentucky Derby winners. I also think that LAVA MANs California triple of the Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup, And Pacific Classic is a tough one to beat only because each race is ran on a different track surface and even though a really good horse could win the Big Cap(dirt) and the Gold Cup(cushion)....... that Pacific Classic(poly) will play mind gmes with a horse.
bob f. More than 1 year ago
Good read bill, how about wins by jock on one horse?
Dan DiPleco More than 1 year ago
Kelso! Unless we are blessed with another great gelding I believe his record will stand the test of time.
jerry More than 1 year ago
A good friend of mine was alive with 5 horses in an 11 horse field last leg of a pick 4. The payoffs being between 4000.00 and 7000.00. So he bet between 40 and a hundred bucks on the rest of the longshoots. When the race was over a 40- 1 horse had won. This was not one of his live tickets. When he checked his tickets some how he left that one ouy.
Vic in T&T More than 1 year ago
One for debate can be the longest losing streak (for a horse that is). The most prominent one that comes to mind would be Zippy Chippy. Maybe Mr. Christine can do some digging into this one.
robert jacoby More than 1 year ago
Attn:Bill Christine Was the 6 furlong interior fraction of Dr Fager's Mile also a record? If so, that would be tough to beat. Enjoyed your column and I wondered why 56 wasn't on that list ???? Best Regards
danny More than 1 year ago
I thought Travis Dunkelberger won eight at Laurel and eight at Charles Town on the same day.