Horse racing, often referred to as “the sport of kings,” has been a popular sport since the times of Ancient Greece with records of horse racing dating back to 648 BC. Fast Forward to today and the gambling industry surrounding horse racing is worth more than $115 million. While it is often the jockeys who receive the plaudits for winning races, there have been some horses that have gained legendary status over the years. It is them, after all, who do all of the running and jumping, and the jockeys would not become famous without their trusty steed. Winning Three Consecutive Gold Cups Arkle is one of the most famous horses in the world and is widely regarded as one of the best horses to have ever lived. An Irish Thoroughbred, Arkle was born on April 19 in 1957 and lived a healthy life until his death on May 31, 1970. The

horse was owned by Anne Grosvenor, the Duchess of Westminster, was trained by Tom Dreaper and ridden throughout his career by Pat Taaffe. Arkle raced 35 times during his career, winning 27 of those races, finishing second twice and third three times, which is a phenomenal record. Arkle won three consecutive Gold Cups in 1964, 1965 and 1966. He also won the King George VI Chase, Irish Grand National, Leopardstown Chase, Whitbread Cup, Gallagher Gold Cup, Punchestown Gold Cup, Powers Gold Cup and the SGB Handicap Chase. Timeform gave Arkle a rating of 212, which is still the highest-ever rating given to a steeplechaser. Red Rum Made the Grand National His Own Red Rum was another horse that was a Thoroughbred Steeplechaser and one that was guaranteed to go down in history as one of the greatest horses that ever lived after he won the Grand national three times, in 1973, 1974 and 1977 while finishing second in 1975 and 1976. The Grand National is regarded as one…