2003 American sports film co-produced, written and directed by Gary Ross Website
Approval Rate: 77%
Too much hype.
Not even close to the horse that Secretariat or Man O' War were, and well behind dozens of others. His victory over War Admiral in a match race was a stunning triumph, but match races are very different than a full field race. His victory in the Big 'Cap at Santa Anita as a seven year old deserves a lot of praise, but this is not a brilliant horse. The fact that he was a feel good story, and has been hyped out of site by Hollywood doesn't change that.
All hype. Beating War Admiral was a matter of strategy as in any match race. Winning the Big Cap is perhaps his only *real* claim to elevated status. Horse lost more races than he won, unlike any of the other horses on this very incomplete list. If you want a "modern era" horse to compare to Sea Biscuit, think of John Henry. Both fit somewhere in the top 200 race horses of the 20th Century...somewhere after the first 100. Believe nothing Hollywood told you!
Seabiscuit! After researching, this horse may have beat anyone other horse on heart alone.
Over-rated. Only won 15 of 33 starts
He wasn't the greatest racehorse of all time in my opinion. But he is #2 in my book!
Again Man O War's grandson.
Brave! Brave! Brave! He was not a naturally gifted or flashy champion - arguably he wasn't even intrinsically better than War Admiral, despite beating him in their famous match race. But his immense courage and durability mark him as a horse for the ages and he is not merely a sentimental favourite - he was genuinely classy and his performances bear the stamp of true merit and he would not have been out of place racing against today's stars. It is a racing truism that good horses never come back from injury - well this one did and the history of the sport is all the better for it. The movie surely took lots of liberties with the facts, but the real story of Seabiscuit is an elevating and inspiring one anyway. Watch the footage of the match race - it was one of the all time great moments in ANY sport.
The biscuit deserves to be at the top of all the greats lists. He ran, not with long legs(Man O' War), not with pure speed to burn(Secratariat), but on heart alone. Seabiscuit was a come from behind horse. He came from the bottom of the trashy racehorses, to the top of the greats. He came from the back of the feild, to steal the win. He deserves to be King. He was no pampered baby colt,as most of the greats were. When he met up with the Admiral on the track, he seemed to say Now lets realy race, now lets show them what were made of. But the Admiral couldn't take this come from behind loser. Seabiscuit had to much heart and pride to lose, and the Admiral couldn't match heart with this tiny horse that challenged him.Too bad, so sad.
Secretariat may be the greatest racehorse of all time, but Seabiscuit won our hearts.
no horse ever lived that could touch the biscuit for sheer heart
had the biscuit raced any of the great horses mentioned here i dont think they could have outgutted seabiscuit at his match race best and could have set or broken more track records were it not for the weight imposts assighned to him at post time .all things being even my money would be on the biscuit
A good movie
Seabiscuit is one of the all-time horses to ever race in the horse racing tournament. He won races like magic. His legs were very strong and for a strong horse he was very fast. I would rank him second all-time on the Greatest Horse.
Son of the horse 'Hard Track' and, of course, grandson of Man o 'War, maybe the greatest Thoroughbred of all time. Seabiscuit was a great horse with a great story. He had many stunning victories on the West Coast and his rivalry with War Admiral brought people back to the sport of horse racing. But, what about Seabiscuit's performance in his second Santa-Anita Handicap? He didn't win the race but it was one of the greatest spectacles in horse racing. He finished a close second but nonetheless ran possible the greatest race of all time. And his third attempt and first victory at the Santa Anita Handicap was the second fastest mile-and-a quarter in American history. This was a great horse and probable one of the greatest Colts of all time.
He was good, but he was no Secretariat or Man o'War.
Grandson of Man O' War, rank him even with Secretariat as the best
didnt realize potential till late, its all in the heart