Successful Horses the US May Have Never Heard About

| February 17, 2019
Unbeaten Black Caviar became a legend in her own country and famously achieved success at Royal Ascot in England.

Horses have always played an important role in humanity’s life – that until they were replaced in most utilitarian areas by the machines filling the air with toxic fumes and carbon compounds. Today, in turn, a horse has become a symbol of welfare, speed, and performance, not to mention a contributor to mental health through the spreading practice of equine therapy and therapeutic horseback riding. Still, the true stars of the world of horses are race horses, thoroughbreds that amaze the world with their speed and endurance. There are racehorses pretty much everyone has heard about – think Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Man o’War – but there are many that are pretty much unknown, despite having amazing performances under their proverbial belts, like the ones below.

Black Caviar

Foaled on 18 August 2006, Black Caviar is a retired Australian thoroughbred with a record of 25 (undefeated) races. Trained by Melbourne-based trainer Peter Moody, Black Caviar was named WTRR World Champion Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Her 25 wins are enough for the second place in the list of the most successful mares in the history of horse racing.

Peppers Pride

Foaled in 2003 in New Mexico, Peppers Pride only ever raced in her birth state. Still, she was able to ammas a record of 19 undefeated races, from five and a half furlongs to one mile in length. By the age of five, she tied Citation, Cigar, and Mister Frisky for the longest consecutive winning streak in the North American horse racing, and soon exceeded them, even eclipsing Silent Witness’ record of 18 consecutive wins. Peppers Pride retired from racing in 2009.


Foaled in Kisbér, Hungary in 1874, Kincsem was the offspring of Cambuscan, bred by Queen Victoria, and Waternymph, a local Hungarian mare. The legends surrounding her early days speak of Kincsem being the only lanky horse in his owner’s herd until one night, she went missing. She was found with a group of Romani people who stole her, considering her a future champion. Kincsem was trained by Englishman Robert Hesp and ridden by Englishman Elijah Madden in almost all her starts – and she, indeed, became a champion.

Kincsem began her racing career in 1876, at the age of two. She won all of her 54 starts, including at prestigious races like the Grosser Preis von Baden, the Goodwood Cup, and the Grand Prix de Deauville. She retired after being kicked by a stable companion after her 54th win, and continued her “career” as a broodmare, giving birth to five successful offspring.

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