Arkle went down in history as one of the best national hunt horses ever after he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup 3 times in a row from 1964 until 1966.
The all-time most successful horse in the Cheltenham Gold Cup is Golden Miller, who won it a total of five times across five consecutive years – 1932 to 1936. The top all-time Cheltenham Gold Cup jockey is Pat Taaffe, who won a total of four times – three times on Arkle (1964-66) and one on Fort Leney (1968).
A phenomenal chaser – the first horse ever to win (2007), lose (2008) and then regain the Gold Cup (2009), the public took KAUTO STAR to their hearts. Alongside his Gold Cup double he also won the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park a record-breaking five times.
L'Escargot (1963–1984) was an Irish national hunt racehorse notable as being a Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National winner.
We all know the story about Secretariat; it's even been made into a movie. Along with Man o' War, he is considered to be the best horse of all time. Even ESPN counted Secretariat as on of the Top 50 Athletes of the 20th Century during their countdown in 1999.
13 horses have won the Triple Crown: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015), and Justify (2018).
The longest odds for a winning horse at the Grand National is 100/1 and was achieved by Tipperary Tim (1928), Gregalach (1929), Caughoo (1947), Foinavon (1967) and Mon Mome (2009).
Gold Trip is the 2022 Melbourne Cup Winner
In it's long history the Melbourne Cup has been won twice by four horses; Archer (1861 & 1862), Peter Pan (1932 & 1934), Rain Lover (1968 & 1969) and Think Big (1974 & 1975).
Grand National Grey Winner Neptune Collonges (2012)
It was Neptune Collonges who was the third grey horse and the most recent grey to win the Grand National.
2005 – Makybe Diva became the only horse so far to win the Melbourne Cup three times.
One of Secretariat's defeats was to a horse named Sham, another one of history's greatest race horses. Sham beat Secretariat in the Wood Memorial, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby, so each of the horses' connections was eager and anxious to face one another, again, on the first Saturday in May.
Makybe Diva (foaled 21 March 1999) is a champion Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who is the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups and the only mare to win it more than once. She achieved the feat in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
The world's biggest prize-money winner is also, not surprisingly, the American record holder. Step forward, Arrogate, also crowned the world's leading racehorse of 2016 and 2017.
The range for jump racing jockeys sits between 8 and 9 percent, most of the time, whilst flat racing jockeys find their prize money cut sitting at around seven percent. Under both codes, jockeys take home 3.5 per cent of placed prize-money, with the only deduction being a 10 per cent cut to their agent.
TULLOCH. 1958/60/61 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, 1957 Caulfield Cup, 1957 Caulfield Guineas, 1957 VRC Derby, 1957 AJC Derby, 1960 Cox Plate. A winner of 36 races in total, Tulloch won almost everything that Australian racing has to offer.
Melbourne Cup History: Facts
Only one horse has ever won the Melbourne Cup three times. That was Makybe Diva, who did it three times in a row in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Aside from Makybe Diva, there's been just four other horses who've won the race twice.
Only three horses have ever won the Melbourne Cup and then gone on to win the Cox Plate the following year: Phar Lap, Might and Power and Makybe Diva.
Rain Lover broke that streak in 1968 and 1969, the first of which matched Archer's record winning margin. A few years later, Think Big joined the club with his back-to-back wins in 1974 and 1975. But there is one horse that stands head and shoulders above the rest in Melbourne Cup folklore, and that is Makybe Diva.
Rich Strike, at 80-1, was the biggest long shot to win the Derby in more than a century.
Grand National betting BOOM: Record £650m to be staked on 'biggest race in history' - Coates and Seely.
Battleship was the first American-bred and owned thoroughbred, and the smallest horse, to ever win the Grand National. He remains the only thoroughbred to ever win both the American Grand National and the British Grand National.
Which horses have won the Triple Crown? The 13 Triple Crown winners are Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018).
Legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat owns the fastest-ever clockings in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, and his Belmont victory ranks as one for the ages.
Some claim that Secretariat was faster, while others say Man o' War would win. They both ran 21 races, of which Man O'War won 20 and was second in one race. On the contrary, Secretariat won 16 races, was second in 3, third in 1, and got off-tracked in one race.