Top Videos of the Year


As usual, Zenyatta (with her Candy Ride foal) finishes first | Alys Emson photo

It was a record-breaking year for video production at the TDN, and for video views, with over 3.8 million TDN videos and advertisers' commercials shown on our platforms. We took a look to see what you were watching the most. Here are our top 10 videos of the year, as watched on the TDN's YouTube Channel and the TDN site combined. Click on the red links below to watch.

  1. Zenyatta and Her Candy Ride Filly at Lane's End. 108,960 views. She may be the fan-favorite of all time.
  2. Meet the First Foal from Songbird, By Arrogate. 91,160 views. Even though this video was published in March of 2019, it had legs, racking up over 90,000 views in 2020.
  3. The Incomparable, Invincible, Unbeatable Cigar. 56,962 views. This 20-minute video wasn't published until October 16 under the TDN Look banner, but still racked up an impressive amount of views…even if it was a little depressing when Tom Durkin told us that what he had really said was “unconquerable” and not “incomparable.” Whoops.
  4. A.P. Indy Turns 30. 51,968 views. Here's another video with legs: published in March, 2019, it racked up over 50,000 views in 2020 alone.
  5. Authentic Retired to Spendthrift. 49,163 views. The retirement and arrival of the sure-to-be Horse of the Year at Spendthrift was seen almost 50,000 times.
  6. The Late Arrogate's First Yearlings go to Market. 44,189 views. Between the video on his Songbird foal and this one featuring his first yearlings, Arrogate was a popular, if sadly tragic, topic for viewers in 2020.
  7. Taylor Made Stallions on the Rise, 41,217 views. Katie Ritz talks to Frank and Ben Taylor about first-crop sire Not This Time, Midnight Storm and Taylor Made's new arrival, Instagrand.
  8. An Unexpected Storybook Ending for Midnight Bisou. 36, 963 views. Owner Jeff Bloom reminisces on the incredible career of Midnight Bisou as she prepares to sell at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.
  9. Songbird Celebrates Her Second Mother's Day. 33,296 views. This addition gives Songbird has two of the top 10 videos of the year. People clearly love checking in with the top mares.
  10. Volatile Settling in at Three Chimneys, 26,182 views. New stallion visits are always popular, and Volatile sat just off the pace of Authentic as this year's leader.
  11. Tour Newmarket With John Berry, 23,052 views. Early on in the pandemic, we tried to help people feel as if they were getting out of their homes with video tours. John Berry was kind enough to take us on a multi-part tour of Newmarket and the series drew tens of thousands of views.

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