We take a look at some of worlds racehorses with the biggest personalities. From refusing to jump to biting other horses and jockeys. View our list of the quirkiest horses.
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5. Vote For Lust
No real quirks in terms of behaviour, but this horse just flat out refused to win. Vote For Lust had a total of 90 starts for 0 wins, amassing just $22,032 in prize money in a 7-year career. The old timer perhaps hit rock bottom when beaten 7 lengths in a 2 horse field paying even money, again beaten as a $1.50 shot when getting another crack against just one other runner.
4. Mister Monte
Described by Italian jockey Umberto Rispoli as a ‘Shark Horse’, Mister Monte was clearly seen to have a bite at a rival jockey during a race at Happy Valley in May this year. Stewards ruled that Mister Monte had to barrier trial to satisfaction after the incident, with the Australian bred horse having 19 starts for a win and 5 minor placings.
The serial biter has launched attacks on both horses and jockeys, earning the lovable bad boy a ban from racing after a third separate incident. It may not be the last we see of the 5-year-old So You Think gelding however, the quirky character showing a wealth of ability in his 25 starts to date and has been twice placed in Group 1 races.
Just might be racing’s greatest story to date, from one of the most incredible victories of all time to sensationally stopping mid-race in a career threatening turn of events. With Pakistan Star’s future in doubt, horse whisperer Monty Roberts was called in and with his 2 successful barrier trials following, the rest is history.
Some of the most famous victories of all time belong to the grey flash, however things have gone pear shaped for the 8-year-old after being scratched at the barriers on a Friday night at The Valley. He has taken a clear stance on his willingness to leave the gates, with hints the famous horse whisperer may also be called in for Chautauqua to overcome his woes and return to racing.