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Old 04-12-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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SI's 100 Greatest

Sports Illustrated made a list of the 100 greatest moments in sports history and 3 horse racing moments made the list - all of them Triple Crown victories:
#99 - Affirmed
#35 - American Pharoah
#13 - Secretariat

I'm glad some horse racing got some love, but I can think of several other moments I would put on the list as well:
Seabiscuit's match race victory over War Admiral, for one.
I'm actually surprised Zenyatta's win over the boys in the 2009 BCC didn't make the list... that seems like something they would include.

What other moments do you think should've made the cut?
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Zenyatta wins the Kentucky Derby,she's on the list.Most people who don't follow horse racing either have never heard of the Breeder's Cup or are only vaguely aware of its exsistence.
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I realize that multiple other horses besides the three mentioned won the Triple Crown, but Seattle Slew winning it, while still being (at that time) undefeated, stood out from the others that were not listed (in my opinion).
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Also, if they're ranking "sports moments" (rather than just individual horses), I think that they should have listed #99 by mentioning both Affirmed and Alydar, rather than just Affirmed (even though Affirmed won the Triple Crown). To me, it was their rivalry (especially in the Belmont Stakes) that really made that Triple Crown special.

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