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TOP FIVE RECORD-BREAKING INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACING VICTORIES

By HRI Foreign Staff — For centuries, horse racing has enthralled crowds with its exhilarating mix of physicality, class, and fierce competition. From ancient chariot races in Greece to modern Kentucky Derbies, the core elements of the sport remain unchanged: the thunderous hooves pounding the track, the jockey’s strategic guidance, and the sheer speed of the horses.

Beyond the raw excitement, horse racing boasts a rich history intertwined with cultural development. It enhanced cavalry skills, tested breeding programs, and even served as a social spectacle for both royals and common folk alike. The deep connection between humans and horses adds another layer of intrigue, as jockeys rely on their bond with their mounts to achieve victory.

In this article, we bring you the 5 record-breaking horse racing wins of the past.

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1) Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle, the top dog Irish horse, has cut her name into the set of experiences books as one of Bounce Hustling’s most ferocious hurdlers. Her undefeated streak north of two seasons, spreading over 16 races, is a demonstration of her outstanding ability and relentless assurance. Trained by Henry de Bromhead, Honeysuckle rose to unthinkable quality in 2020. From that point forward, she has been the top-class performer at the Cheltenham Festival a record-breaking multiple times in a row (2021, 2022, 2023). Her triumphs against top-class contenders like Feel a Debt of Gratitude and Epatouix further set her place as a leap-hustling legend.

2) Winx

Winx, a top dog Australian breed female horse, ruled the Australian scene from 2015 to her merited retirement in 2019. Nicknamed “Winx the Marvel,” she holds an extraordinary record: 37 wins in 43 starts, with an unrivalled 25 continuous wins in Group 1 triumphs, the most significant level of Australian horse racing. Winx’s flexibility radiated on tracks from 1300 to 2200 metres. Prepared by the prestigious Chris Waller, she rose to global praise, positioning as the world’s first-class turf horse and the second-most elevated-positioned filly or female horse in 2016.

3) Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty, the Australian-reared, is trained to be a champion in Hong Kong and has solidified his place as a legend. This eight-year-old gelding flaunts an unrivalled record, having been delegated Hong Kong Pony of the Year a record-breaking multiple times (2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023).

His strength stretches out to the course. Brilliant Sixty vanquished the lofty Four-Year-Old Exemplary Series in 2020. All the more stunningly, he holds the record for most Hong Kong Mile wins (3), an exhausting 1600-meter race. With ten global Group One triumphs added to his repertoire, including the 2023 Hong Kong Mile, Golden Sixty stands as a demonstration of his own ability and coach K W Lui’s skill.

4) Condado

Condado, a champion racehorse from Puerto Rico, solidified his place in racing history with an unmatched record. Foaled in 1934, this chestnut wonder amassed a staggering 152 career victories, a Puerto Rican record that still stands today. His dominance wasn’t limited to just numbers. At his peak, Condado embarked on an unbelievable 43-race winning streak, leaving opponents in the dust. Owned by José Coll Vidal, a racing powerhouse, Condado was trained by Pablo Suárez, a skilled horseman who unlocked the champion’s potential.

5) Arrogate

Arrogate, the dark Purebred, wasn’t a normal champion. A slowpoke, he didn’t raise a ruckus around the town scene until his third year. Yet, when he did, he exploded. In 2016, Arrogate ruled, setting a record time at the Travers Stakes and securing the Raisers’ Cup Exemplary title. This came out on top for acquiring him the sought-after championship of American Top Dog Three-Year-Old Male Pony and the esteemed World’s Best Racehorse. Arrogate proceeded with his rule at four, vanquishing the Pegasus World Cup and the undeniably popular Dubai World Cup. In spite of witnessing misfortunes later in his vocation, he left the ground as a legend.

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