The Most Dominant Competition Horses in the Last Decade

In the past decade, horse competitions have been as popular as almost any other sport. There have been numerous great horses gracing these events. Out of the many horses, a few have been able to remain dominant in the ten years. They have managed to win many races and honours within the time. They include:

American Pharoah

The American Pharoah is a thoroughbred racehorse who was born on 2nd February 2012. The American horse is owned by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Bob Baffert. The bay-coloured stallion won the Del Mar Furity in 2014, Breeders’ Cup Classic, Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 2015.


Curlin is an American thoroughbred racehorse which was born in 2004. The horse has been dominant in the past decade becoming the highest-earning horse in North America from 2008 to 2016. The horse has two trainers, Helen Pitts and Steve Asmussen. Curlin has won several races and was honoured in the 2014 United States Racing Hall of Fame.

Wise Dan

Wise Dan is an American race-winning horse which was born on 20th February 2007. The horse is owned and bred by Morton Fink and trained by Charles LoPresti. The thoroughbred racehorse was, in 2012 and 2013, named the American Champion Older Male, Horse of the Year and the Champion Male Turf Horse. This Gelding won races like Phoenix stakes in 2010 and Bernard Baruch Handicap in 2014.

Gun Runner

Gun Runner is an award-winning retired racehorse that dominated most races in the last decade. The stallion was foaled on 8th March 2013 and bred by Besilu Stables LLC. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Gun Runner managed to win the Risen Star Stakes in 2016, Razorback handicap in 2017 and Pegasus World Cup in 2018. Before his retirement, the horse had earned about $16 million