The Thoroughbred is one of the most widely celebrated horse breeds that exist today, but there’s a lot you may not know about these majestic speed machines.
. . . all modern registered Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees back to one of three foundation sires – the Godolphin Arabian, the Byerly Turk, and the Darley Arabian.
A Thoroughbred is truly “Thoroughly Bred”
Today, Thoroughbred racing is popular in the United States, England, Australia, Ireland, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and many other countries all over the world.
A breed recognized around the world
Thoroughbreds are known for being lanky with long legs, but did you know that the very first Thoroughbreds stood only 13.3 hands high? That’s about the size of a large pony!
They’re a tall breed, but they didn’t begin that way
. . . because a racehorse’s career is often over before the horse reaches 5 years old, many Thoroughbreds successfully transition to other disciplines.
They’re not just used
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