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All-time Champion conformation notes & ratings

Rated Champions - Secretariat , Seattle Slew , Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, Star Kingdom, Carbine & Phar Lap.

Man'o'War: Full assessment.

Nasrullah: Full assessment.

Secretariat: Full assessment.

Sunday Silence: Full assessment.

Phar Lap: Full assessment.

 

Brief notes and ratings

Secretariat



 

 

 

 

 

 

21 starts :16-3-1

Winner of the Triple Crown setting new race records in two of the races - records that still stand today.

Conformation notes

Open forequarter joints, and closed and compact hind quarter joints.


Excellent power gearing.

Distance gearing 1200 - 1700m

Horsegears rating 101          FULL ASSESSMENT




Seattle Slew

17 starts :14-2-0

Winner of the Triple Crown while still undefeated

Conformation notes

Lengthy and sloping shoulder blade.

Deep upper body.
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Open joints behind resulting in deep upper hind quarters.

Slightly closed fore quarter joints giving horizontal chest depth.

Distance gearing 1500 - 2200m

Horsegears rating 100




Spectacular Bid

30 stars: 26-2-1

Only unplaced once from 30 starts, most unlucky in the Belmont Stakes when attempting the Triple Crown.

Conformation notes

Long fore cannons.

Excellent sloping shoulder and strong behind, resulting in short back.

Exceptional power gearing.

Closed joints behind.

Distance gearing 1500 - 2200m

Horsegears rating 103

 

Affirmed

29 starts: 22-5-1

Winner of the Triple Crown

Conformation notes

Leggy with long cannons fore and behind

Long body

Very good overall conformation

Distance gearing 1300 - 1900m

Horsegears rating 100

Australian Champions

Star Kingdom

16 starts: 9-2-1

Champion imported Australia stallion, foaled 1946, the most influential sire of Australian racing.

Conformation notes


Closed and well sloped shoulder, high set neck giving an attractive uphill appearence.

Was a strong, pure speed horse, but possessed many staying traits by bone structure.

Very good overall conformation

Distance gearing 1600 - 2400m

Horsegears rating 100

 

Carbine

44 starts: 33-6-1

Champion Australia racehorse and stallion. Foaled 1895. failed to place only once when injured. Melbourne Cup winner under handicap conditions carrying 24kgs more than the second placed horse. Over half of the 65 Melbourne Cup winners from 1914 to 1978 were descendants of Carbine including Phar Lap.

Conformation notes


Leggy type with good strong hind quarters.

Excellent overall conformation

Distance gearing 1600 - 2400m

Horsegears rating 100

 

Phar Lap

51 starts: 37-3-2

Champion and legendary Australian racehorse. Foaled 1926 in new Zealand. Melbourne Cup and dual Cox plate winner who won at his only start in America, before his sudden death, at the peak of his career.

Conformation notes

Upright shoulder, long back, leaner hind quarters. Found to process a massive heart, and this may have been the key to his greatness.

Average overall conformation

Distance gearing 1200 - 1700m

Horsegears rating 94            FULL ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

 

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