Six moments Racing was the best sport ever

There is a reason that racing is the second most popular spectator sport in the UK. It has the power to produce moments like no other.

Here are the top six times where racing was just the best sport ever.

6. When the little guys won

Bred on an allotment from a mare who cost £300, Dream Alliance went on to win the Welsh National in 2009 giving hope to every small-time owner in the country with potentially racing’s greatest fairytale.

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5. When Frankie Dettori won every race at Ascot

Seven rides, seven winners for Frankie Dettori as he landed his now famous Magnificent Seven 20 years ago at Ascot. That’s a lot of flying dismounts!

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4. When AP McCoy rode his 4000th winner

There’ll never be another like AP McCoy and his place in racing history was secured with his 4000th winner in the famous Green and Gold silks of owner JP McManus.
 

3. And when he (finally) won the Grand National

15 attempts without winning the world’s most famous race meant many thought he was cursed. But nobody keeps AP down for long – just look at his face!

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2. The Queen’s beaming smile

Because, let’s face it, everybody loves to see The Queen with a big cheesy grin on her face. Estimate’s Gold Cup win at Royal Ascot sits as one of her greatest triumphs.

 

1. Welcome, the greatest of all time

This whole list could be comprised of Frankel’s wins, but we’ve picked out his 2000 Guineas win. This was the day the superstar truly announced himself by annihilating the field. The rest, as they say, is history.

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