Standardbred horse


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Standardbred horse

or

trotter,

American breed of light horselight horse,
any breed of horse that is used primarily for riding or for light work such as pulling buggies. Light horses have their origin in the Middle East and N Africa.
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 developed especially for harness, or sulky, racing. Of ThoroughbredThoroughbred horse,
breed of light horse more properly known as the English running horse. As its name implies, it was the first pedigreed, or "thoroughbred" horse. It originated in England from crosses between imported Turkish and Arabian horses and existing English lines and
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 ancestry, it is similar in appearance to a thoroughbred but has shorter legs. The breed is characterized by great stamina and its ability to trot or pace at extreme speeds without breaking into a running gallop. Sulky racing originated in the United States on the dirt roads of the early 19th cent., but it has since spread, as has the horse which made it possible, to Europe, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Standardbreds are any color, usually chestnut, black, or brown; they average 15 hands (60 in./160 cm) in height and weigh near 1,000 lb (450 kg).
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Lexington is well-known for manufacturing, as well as the breeding and sale of Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses.
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Kunkel was also a partner in J & J Enterprise, which raced Standardbred horses for more than 50 years at tracks from Maine to Florida.
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With more than pounds 40,000 more up for grabs in the other 31 races it is hardly surprising that the festival - on Saturday and Sunday - has attracted the cream of the crop of standardbred horses from all parts of the UK and Ireland.