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The Roar: Top 50 Australian Racehorses of All Time

June 10, 2013

The Roar compiled a list of the top 50 Australian racehorses of all time in a series presented over five weeks.

The list takes into account horses trained in Australia, as well as the performances of horses trained abroad (including New Zealanders) in Australia.

At the end of the series, my top 50 was as follows:

1. Carbine
2. Tulloch
3. Phar Lap
4. Kingston Town
5. Bernborough
6. Malua
7. Wakeful
8. Manikato
9. Black Caviar
10. Makybe Diva
11. Rising Fast
12. Vain
13. Ajax
14. Peter Pan
15. So You Think
16. Galilee
17. Super Impose
18. Shannon
19. Todman
20. Might and Power
21. Gunsynd
22. Shannon
23. Sunline
24. Crisp
25. Poseidon
26. Tobin Bronze
27. Octagonal
28. Redcraze
29. Sky High
30. Dulcify
31. Grand Flaneur
32. The Barb
33. Chatham
34. Saintly
35. Strawberry Road
36. Tranquil Star
37. Surround
38. Amounis
39. Better Loosen Up
40. Northerly
41. Vo Rogue
42. Takeover Target
43. Flight
44. Manfred
45. Let’s Elope
46. Eurythmic
47. Beau Zam
48. Bonecrusher
49. Mahogany
50. Briseis

When combined with the lists compiled by The Roar’s racing editor Justin Cinque and resident historian Bruce Sheekey, The Roar’s top 50 came out as such:

1. Carbine
2. Tulloch
3. Phar Lap
4. Kingston Town
5. Wakeful
6. Bernborough
7. Black Caviar
8. Ajax
9. Manikato
10. Makybe Diva
11. Vain
12. Rising Fast
13. Peter Pan
14. Malua
15. Sunline
16. Todman
17. Might And Power
18. Tobin Bronze
19. Gloaming
20. Poseidon
21. So You Think
22. Galilee
22. Gunsynd
24. Shannon
25. Sky High
26. Chatham
27. Crisp
28. The Barb
28. Eurythmic
30. Grand Flaneur
31. Super Impose
32. Redcraze
33. Tranquil Star
34. Dulcify
35. Northerly
36. Octagonal
37. Saintly
38. Surround
39. Amounis
40. Better Loosen Up
41. Flight
42. Vo Rogue
43. Strawberry Road
=44. Heroic
=44. Wenona Girl
46. Dalray
47. Delta
48. Comic Court
=49. Lonhro
=49. Bonecrusher

These lists were compiled over 10 articles, in which we gave our case for why each horse deserved a spot in the Top 50. These can be read below:

Part 10: 50-46

Part 9: 45-41

Part 8: 40-36

Part 7: 35-31

Part 6: 30-26

Part 5: 25-21

Part 4: 20-16

Part 3: 15-11

Part 2: 10-6

Part 1: 5-1

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 18, 2013 11:09 am

    great work. agree Carbine. Time will elevate Black Caviar.

    Just a idea/task for somebody with a lot of tim on their hands. Review and recalculate every win to todays prizemoney and G1 status for a like v like comparison.
    That would be interesting

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