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Who was the best, Man O'War or Secretariat?

As long as there are racing fans and history buffs, the controversy will always rage: Who was better, Man O'War or Secretariat? Both were nicknamed "Big Red", both kicked their competition around like they were in a class by themselves. Which one was best has long been debated with very passionate opinions being given by both sides. Who do you think was the best? Here is some info for you to check out before you make your decision.

Man O'War
Born: March 29, 1917
Died: November 1, 1947
Race Record: 21 starts
20 wins, 1 second
Earnings: $249,465
Records Set: 3 world records, 2 American records, 3 track records More info

Born: March 30, 1970
Died: October 4, 1989
Race Record: 21 starts
16 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third
Earnings: $1,316,808
Records Set: 2 world records, 3 track records, tied 1 track record
More info


Man O'War vs. Secretariat
Who was better?

Man O'War
I can't decide. I love them both.
It is impossible to compare horses from different eras.

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