Thoroughbred is a breed of horse best known for flat racing but can also be bred for other forms of competition such as hurdling, polo, steeplechasing, or even show jumping. You will find all manner of questions on these amazing horses and their various disciplines.

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Horse Racing

Is makybe diva still alive?

yes she is alive and well,she lives at her owners property in geelong new zealand

Horse Racing

What is the name of a newmarket race for two year old thoroughbreds?



Is a thoroughbred race horse a filigree?

Whether or not a thoroughbred race horse a filigree is a matter of opinion. Filigree means delicute or fanciful and whether or not that is how you describe a racehorse is up to you.

Horse Racing

Can a horse win a race without a jockey?

Yes, but technically, it will be disqualified

Horse Breeds

Can you give me a list of famous thoroughbreds?

Below is a list of some of the world's most famous thoroughbred

racehorses in flat racing. The list is not comprehensive but does

include a large number of famous thoroughbred racehorses.


All Along


Blushing Groom

Brigadier Gerard

Canonero II





Count Fleet




Dr. Fager

Duke of Magenta




Gallant Fox

John Henry



Kingston Town



Man O' War


Might and Power

Mill Reef

Native Dancer

Nijinsky II

Northern Dancer



Peintre Célèbre

Phar Lap

Real Quiet


Risen Star

Riva Ridge

Round Table




Seattle Slew




Sir Barton

Smarty Jones

Spectacular Bid


Tim Tam

The Minstrel

Tom Rolfe


War Admiral


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Care of Horses

What jockey has won the most horse races?

I think Willie Shumaker holds the record for most wins. Not only was he a brilliant jockey but he had one of the longest careers in history. It's a dangerous line of work and most leave the profession much sooner than Willie did. Many can't continue to ride due to injuries sustained from their riding fractious Thoroughbreds at breakneck speeds.

Care of Horses
Horse Breeds

Why do horses need to wear horseshoes?

Horses that are used for work or recreation on hard surfaces require horseshoes to preserve the hoof. Wild horses would not have needed a harder hoof since they spent most of their time feeding and roaming grassy, soft areas. Their hooves wore down at the correct rate for their needs. Once horses were domesticated, they spent more time on roads, in towns, etc. Hooves now wore down too quickly, and were damaged. A metal horseshoe, uniquely fitted to the animal, gives the horse stability and protection from these new elements that nature did not design their hooves for.

Not all domestic horses have horse shoes. Some owners let them go "bare feet". But if the bare feet horses go on rides they need boots, for their hooves. Most bare foot horses are just companion horses not riding ones.

However, horses are fine being barefoot as long as they are being ridden mostly on dirt or sand. As long as the hooves are in good shape (not too long, not too short, not cracked, and of the right angle), it does not bother a horse to walk barefoot. In fact, shoeing a horse when not necessary can compromise blood circulation in the foot, causing lameness. Keeping them barefoot creates better circulation, important to keeping their feet and hooves healthy. On average, a horse's hooves should be trimmed by a farrier every 6-8 weeks (or, if shod, their shoes should be replaced about that often). The horse should wear shoes if it is ridden a lot or if it is often ridden on pavement or gravel. This prevents their hooves from wearing down faster than they can grow, and protects them from these hard surfaces. Also, some horses need special shoes if they have leg or foot problems.

And yet, wild horses do not live on lush green soft pastures, nor dirt pastures, nor any other soft surface. They run on rocks that could be used as a rasp. That is how their feet are gradually trimmed as they need it. The truth is that in the wild, horses hooves are just as hard as the ground they travel on. The frog develops calluses and becomes tough against the rock too. Barefoot horses are way better off for many reasons, the main one being hooves flex with every step. This helps pump blood through the legs, and horseshoes prevent that, so it actually shortens your horses lifespan.

So in reality, there are various reasons that each horse owner has for their horses to have shoes and not have horse shoes. To each his own.

Flat Racing
Horse Racing

What is do you call an unplaced horse?

also ran

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Kentucky Derby

What race number is the Kentucky Derby?


Horse Racing
Care of Horses

How fast did Seabiscuit run?

In Seabiscuit's career he broke 13 track records but I could find only one of those which happened to be the Match Race at Pimlico in Baltimore. Owners Howard and Riddle agreed to 1 3/16 mile race. At the 1 mile marker the Biscuit clocked in at 1:36 4/5, a second faster than the standing track record. The additional 3/16 at the finish line his time was 1:56 3/5.

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Animal Racing

Is horse racing the king of sports?

No, Its the Sport of Kings.

Horse Racing
Kentucky Derby

How far is Chicago from the Kentucky Derby?

About a five-hour drive from Chicago to Louisville, KY.


Why Seabiscuit did not run the Triple Crown?

The Kentucky Derby, the first race of the Triple Crown is just for 3 year olds. At the time that Seabiscuit was a 3 year old he was disappointing his trainers which would eventually lead him to be sold for the bottom price of several thousand dollars.When he was sole the new buyers bought him a companion named Pumpkin and his jockey was Red Paulard.Seabiscuit and Red were a toast and jam match.

Horse Racing
Care of Horses

What is the lead weight carried by the horse in a handicap race to supplement a jockey's weight?


Horse Racing

How many times can a horse win the Derby?

Once as only three year olds can enter

Horse Racing

What horse won the 1994 Belmont stakes?

Tabasco Cat

Care of Horses

How old can a racehorse get to be?

racehorses normally get to be 25 to 30 years old

History of Sports
Kentucky Derby

What horse won the most recent Kentucky Derby?

I'll Have Another won the 2012 Derby.

Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Derby.

Care of Horses
Flat Racing

What is the length of a Horse Racetrack Circuit?

Most North American tracks are about one mile and a half. Some are one mile, others a mile and a quarter. The most I've seen is a mile and a half (minus the shoot). Or maybe a mile and three quarters.

Horse Racing
Care of Horses

Where is Winning Colors the Race Horse now?


Winning Colors (born 1985) is an American Hall of Fame Champion Thoroughbred racehorse and one of only three fillies to ever win the Kentucky Derby.

It appears that she maybe in foal in Ky according to

In foal to Mr. Greeley for '07.

Euthanized February 17th, 2008 from complications of colic at the age of 23. Buried in the Greentree Farm cemetery, a division of Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

Care of Horses

When a horse wins by a length what does that mean?

It means it won by the length of a horse.

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Care of Horses

How many places in a 19 horse race?


Horse Racing
Animal Racing

What is the most southerly horse racing track in England?


Horse Racing
Care of Horses

How fast is a Thoroughbred Race Horse?

The fastest thoroughbreds average nearly 40mph! And an average thoroughbred runs about 36 mph.

The world record for a Thoroughbred racehorse's average speed over a mile is 43 miles per hour...but their spurts of speed can be slightly faster. Converted to kilometers per hour that equals 69.2km/h.

In the '73 Belmont, it was estimated that Secretariat hit 55 mph down the stretch.

Horse Racing
Mile Run

How do you run a mile race in track?

If you sprint right from the start you're completely insane, and probably won't finish well. A mile should be ran at a fast but sustainable speed. If you are in the lead, never look back and don't listen for whoever is behind you, you should always keep looking straight as if your opponent is breathing down your neck. However, you spend about 6% more energy running in front for every 400m lap; so draft (stay behind) the person in the lead if there not going too slow for you or its a windy day. If your going to pass someone try not to do it on the turns. One of my favorite ways of passing people its when the winds on your side; all you have to do is make sure that no ones behind you and let the wind push you forward.

Every lane out you run is an extra 40m per lap. If you start having negative thoughts about pushing hard just think of all the people that are watching you run, or all the people that will be proud of you when you get a record or a good place. If your feeling good and have some energy left start a sprint with 200 or more meters to go. If you cant do that then try to sprint at least 100m before the finish line. Good luck.

How I do it is this:

1st 400m: Use the excitement of the race start to throw a little (and I do mean little) fast run to catch up with who you'll be keeping pace with. Don't think about any other part of the race but finishing that 400m at goal pace.

2nd 400m: Stay comftorable, keep a fast pace don't let anyone pass you now because that should have occurred in the beginning or it will occur at the end. If they're passing you now you're probably slowing up and positively splitting. JUst stay fast and stay comftorable and look at it as now when you're done this all you gotta do is an 800m.

3rd 400m: This is where you begin to pick it up, keep pace with the people around you and maybe get in front of one or two depending how you're doing in the race and how comftorable you are. Do not go all out.

4th 400m: No you really start to pick it up, think about this simple fact: this is the last time you have to run around the track so make it good. Your first 200m i would pick it up alot and see who's starting their sprint, second 200m literally kill yourself to the finish line. Straight sprint all you can put out in that one.

Hope this helped.


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