Haskin's Top Sprinters of the Last 50 Years

As a companion to the feature in the August 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse, Steve Haskin presents the top 10 sprinters of the last 50 years.

View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the August 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine. This feature will also reveal results from our community poll on who you think the all-time top sprinter is.

Pictured: Ack Ack overpowers Jungle Savage to win the 1971 San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

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Ack Ack (inside) and jockey Manuel Ycaza are victorious in the 1969 Bahamas Stakes at Hialeah Race Course.

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Affectionately wins the Correction Handicap at Aqueduct in New York.

Photo: Mike Sirico

Affectionately

Photo: Jim Raftery/Turfotos

Artax flies home to win the 1999 Grade I Breeders' Cup Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

Photo: Blood-Horse Library

Artax with owner Ernie Paragallo.

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Chinook Pass wins the 1983 Potrero Grande Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Chinook Pass takes the 1983 San Simeon Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Decathlon captures the 1957 Princeton Handicap at Garden State Race Course.

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Decathlon after winning the 1956 Hibiscus Stakes at Hialeah Park in Florida.

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Dr. Fager charges home to win the Hawthorne Gold Cup at Hawthorne Race Track.

Photo: Hawthorne Race Track Photo

Dr. Fager and jockey Braulio Baeza after winning the 1968 United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City Race Course.

Photo: Jim Raftery

Forego overpowers the rest of the field to win the 1975 Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Forego and jockey Heliodoro Gustines take the 1974 Vosburgh Handicap at Aqueduct.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Gold Beauty out-legs the rest of the field in the 1983 Regret Handicap at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Jim Raftery

Gold Beauty (right) battles down the stretch to win the 1982 Grade II Test Stakes at Saratoga.

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Groupie Doll with Rajiv Maragh overpower Judy the Beauty to win the 2013 Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Park.

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Photo: Anne M.Eberhardt

Groupie Doll and jockey Rajiv Maragh capture the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland Race Track.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Groovy leaves the field behind in the 1987 Grade II Tom Fool Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Groovy is victorious in the 1987 Grade II Forego Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Housebuster wins the 1990 Grade III King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Housebuster leaves the field behind in the the 1990 Grade III King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jockey Alex Solis and Kona Gold #4 draw away from No Armistice to win the 2002 $100,000 Grade III Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park.

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Kona Gold and jockey Alex Solis #6 fly by Caller One to score a popular victory in the 2001 Grade II $200,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap at Del Mar.

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Lost in the Fog with Edgar Prado up wins the 2005 Grade II Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Lost in the Fog is victorious in the 2005 Grade III Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Midnight Lute romps through the mud to win the 2007 Grade I Breeders' Cup Sprint at Monmouth Park.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Midnight Lute and jockey Garrett Gomez fly home to become repeat champions in the 2008 Grade I Breeders Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

My Juliet overpowers the rest of the field in the 1975 Next Move Handicap at Aqueduct.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese/NYRA

My Juliet and jockey Jorge Velasquez capture the 1976 Grade III Vagrancy Handicap at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese/NYRA

Safely Kept wins the 1991 Grade II Genuine Risk Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Safely Kept captures the 1990 Grade I Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Ta Wee (inside) and jockey John L. Rotz leads the furious charge before winning the 1969 Vosburgh Handicap.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Ta Wee battles down the stretch to win the 1970 Fall Highweight Handicap at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese/NYRA

Very Subtle takes the 1987 Grade II Test Stakes at Saratoga.

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Photo: Bob Coglianese

Very Subtle is victorious in the 1987 Grade I Breeders' Cup Sprint at Hollywood Park.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Xtra Heat turns it up in the Grade II Genuine Risk Handicap at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Xtra Heat winning the 2001 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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