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  • Greatest TB Fillies

    If you were to make a list of the greatest TB fillies/mares of the past 100 years, who would be on it? So far, I have Rags to Riches, Regret, Ruffian, the other two who won the Derby...

  • #2
    Despite having won the Derby, Winning Colors was overshadowed later in the year by the unbeaten filly Personal Ensign.

    Several that I consider "All Time Greats" are:
    Twilight Tear
    Personal Ensign
    Gallorette (who mostly raced males)
    Two Lea (very underrated filly)
    Go For Wand
    My Juliet (exceptional sprinter)
    Bold 'n Determined (who was the same year as Genuine Risk, and may have been better)
    Inside Information
    Sky Beauty

    A note on criteria: I am focused mainly on US based fillies and mostly on dirt runners as it's (somewhat) easier to compare horses of diferent era when you can at least compare the quality of races they ran. I also leaned toward mares with a long record of consistency rather that those that blossomed and we exceptional "for a time."
    F O.B
    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


    • #3
      Originally posted by imissvixen View Post
      If you were to make a list of the greatest TB fillies/mares of the past 100 years, who would be on it? So far, I have Rags to Riches, Regret, Ruffian, the other two who won the Derby...
      Those two would be Genuine Risk and Winning Colors.


      • #4
        All these fillies beat the boys at the highest level...

        Ouija Board
        All Along
        Allez France
        Oh so Sharp
        And the queen of them all, $10m earner and 3 time Melbourne Cup winner, Makybe Diva.

        For National Hunt racing....
        Dawn Run
        Princesse d'Anjou


        • #5
          Possibly the greatest of them all was Sceptre.
          She ran in all five English classics, winning four of them. Beat the boys in the 2000 Guineas, then won the 1000 Guineas a couple of days later against the girls. Ran in the Derby, finished 4th. Then came out two days later and won the Oaks over the same course and distance, 12f at Epsom (and people say you can run a horse twice in a week!). She then capped the year off by beating the boys in the final English classic, the St Leger.
          That's a racehorse.


          • #6
            I would add Lady's Secret, Althea (and my own personal favorite, Mandy's Gold, because I used to gallop her and she ran against Azeri) to the list.


            • #7
              Flower bowl

              Flor Bowl
              breeder of Mercury!

              remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


              • #8
                I guess no list would be complete without Kincsem.


                • #9

                  Fantastic racehorse and broodmare.


                  • #10
                    Mumtaz Mahal, Moccasin, Landaluce, Terlingua, Safely Kept. Kincsem is outside the 100 time frame, but it's a shame she is not better remembered: undefeated in 54 starts. Why is she not spoken of with the same reverence as Man O'War, Eclipse or, at least, Colin?


                    • #11
                      Always liked Lady's Secret. And, of course, Personal Ensign who, I believe, put some good babies on the ground.
                      When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                      The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                      • #12
                        A personal favorite: Flanders


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                          A personal favorite: Flanders
                          Gosh, I still get chills remembering Flanders in the Breeders Cup-had money on that too. She went on to have a couple of good babies as well, didn't she?
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                          • #14


                            • #15
                              Not as a racehorse, but certainly a great TB mare: Touch of Class


                              • #16

                                And for great fillies and mares who've beaten the boys:
                                Ipi Tombe
                                Serena's Song
                                Six Perfections
                                "My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well." -- Revan


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by dreamswept View Post

                                  And for great fillies and mares who've beaten the boys:
                                  Ipi Tombe
                                  Serena's Song
                                  Six Perfections
                                  Wow dreamswept. You're first after all these posts. What took so long before somebody said Silverbulletday?


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by JHUshoer20 View Post
                                    Wow dreamswept. You're first after all these posts. What took so long before somebody said Silverbulletday?
                                    I dunno.
                                    "My time here is ended. Take what I have taught you and use it well." -- Revan


                                    • #19
                                      My own emotions...



                                      Round Pond

                                      "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries


                                      • #20
                                        Mumtaz Mahal

                                        Mumtaz Begam