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Thoroughbred horse

Thoroughbred 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 has since been exported around the world. As the fastest of all horses—it can achieve a speed of just under 40 mi (64 km) per hr for a distance of a mile (1.6 km)—the Thoroughbred has held undisputed reign as king of horse racing (except for the quarter-mile sprint; see quarter horse). Its temperament is racy and nervous. Thoroughbreds average over 16 hands (64 in./160 cm) in height, weigh around 1,100 lb (500 kg), and have a leggy appearance. They may be any color but usually have white markings.

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thor·ough·bred / ˈ[unvoicedth]ərəˌbred/ • adj. (of a horse) of pure breed, esp. of a breed originating from English mares and Arab stallions and widely used as racehorses. ∎ inf. of outstanding quality: this thoroughbred car affords the luxury of three spoilers. • n. a horse of a thoroughbred breed. ∎ inf. an outstanding or first-class person or thing: this is a real thoroughbred of a record.

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