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Top 10 Greatest Racehorses of All Time. Two You May Not Know

Recently some friends and I discussed the greatest racehorses of all-time. We agreed on many of the horses, but disagreed about others, so I decided to do some research and compile my list for all to see. Horse Record Color Sex Years raced Man O’ War 21-1-0 Chestnut Stallion 1919-1921 Secretariat 16-3-1 Chestnut Stallion 1972-1973 …

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Why Do Thoroughbred Racehorses Have the Same Birthday?

Regardless of when a racehorse is born, they all have the same birthday, January 1. Relegating all horses to the same date of birth is strange, but surely there must be a rational reason, so I decided to discover why thoroughbred racehorses have the same birthday. Thoroughbred racehorses have the same birthday to make it …

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Can Horses Swim, Float, or Do They Sink Like a Stone?

On a recent trail ride, we took our horses through some swamps and bayous. The water’s increasing depth worried my grandson, and he asked if the water keeps getting deeper, can the horses swim? Horses can swim, and a number are quite proficient. But just like humans, some are better than others, and then there …

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Are All Racehorses Thoroughbreds? The Horse Breeds that Race

Going to the track is a fun outing, and while there, you’ll see horses of varying sizes and colors. But are all the racehorses Thoroughbreds or do other breeds also race? Horses don’t have to be a Thoroughbred to race. Many different horse breeds compete in sanctioned horse races, including Quarter horses, Arabians, Paints, and …

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Why Do Horses Wear Blinders? 4 Primary Reasons

While recently strolling through the New Orleans French Quarter, we walked by a mule wearing blinders. Seeing the blinders made me wonder why some horses wear blinders? Horses wear blinders to reduce their field of vision and stay focused on their tasks. When pulling loads or racing, horses are easily distracted. Horses that pull wagons …

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Are All Racehorses Male? No! List of Top 10 Females Horses

It’s not easy for most people to distinguish a racehorse’s gender, especially when its running 30 mph down a race track. So they often assume all the horses are male. But is this true? Are all racehorse males? Racehorses can be either male or female. Mares (female horses) compete against their male counterparts and often …

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Can You Make Money Owning a Racehorse?

Horse racing is an expensive and financially risky endeavor. It also is one of the most exciting and rewarding sports in the world. But, can you make money owning a racehorse? Yes, you can make money owning a racehorse, but it takes patience, luck, and knowledge of the racing industry. However, the vast majority of …

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Racehorses Often Train Early in the Mornings, Do You Know Why?

My grandson got up early and rode with me to the training center to watch some young horses work on the track. He was tired but excited to see some young racehorse prospects and asked why do horses train so early. Early morning workouts allow the trainers and jockeys time to tend to the horses …

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