Best Horse a good question that has been asked on a number of
occasions and one which is not easy to answer. It will depend on a
number of things and the first is, best at what?
Deciding which the best horse is is not easy, it could be said Red
Rum was the best horse because of the three win at the Aintree Grand
although the national is a well loved race and watched by millions every
year, it's still a handicap race.
Some may argue that the Cheltenham
Gold Cup produces the best horse and this may also be true, but only if
you are looking at staying races.
There are plenty of excellent horses that race at shorter distances and
just because they only race over hurdles does not mean they can't be the
Then there is flat racing and the Group One winning horses. Is a horse
that wins a Group One race better than a winner of a handicap race? Most
would answer yes, but try telling that to the owner who has just won a
handicap race at Royal Ascot.
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