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Old 06-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #3
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Not any more apparently - Frankel now rated greatest of all time by Timeform with a rating of 147 (Secretariat was already rated second highest anyway by Timeform on 144 behind Sea Bird II at 145).
Cant trust timeform for north american horses.

Just look at the times and records Secretariat still has.

Its been close to 40 years and no horse has ran a faster mile and a half on any dirt trck anywehre.

Still holds the 1 1/4 mile record at Churchill downs for any race. Also owns the preakness record. Thats 40 years and he still owns all the records for the biggest horse races in the US.

Im sure Frankel and Sea Bird II are fine horses. But Timeform has just recently started doing anything with North America.


Just that Belmont alone

Year Horse 1/4 M. 1/2 M. 3/4 M. Mile 1 1/4 M. 1 1/2 M

1973 Secretariat :23 3/5 :46 1/5 1:09 1/5 1:34 1/5 1:59 2:24*
1989 Easy Goer :23 1/5 :47 1:11 1/5 1:35 4/5 2:00 4/5 2:26
2001 Point Given :23 4/5 :48 1:11 3/5 1:35 2/5 2:00 3/5 2:26 2/5
1992 A.P. Indy :23 1/5 :47 1:11 4/5 1:36 1/5 2:01 1/5 2:26 2/5
1988 Risen Star :23 2/5 :47 1/5 1:11 4/5 1:36 2/5 2:01 3/5 2:26 2/5
1978 Affirmed :25 :50 1:14 1:37 2/5 2:01 3/5 2:26 4/5

Fastest first quarter- 0:23 by Another Review in 1991
(Hansel won)
Fastest first mile- 1:34 1/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first half-mile- 0:46 1/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first 1 1/4 mile- 1:59 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)
Fastest first 3/4's- 1:09 4/5 by Secretariat in 1973
(Secretariat won)

*Secretariat's time of 2:24 is a world record for the mile-and-a-half distance on a dirt track.
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