When you think of horse racing, thoroughbred is what pops into your head. The Thoroughbred was originally bred in England due to the englishmen’s growing passion for fast race horses. The three horses that found the thoroughbred line were Byerley Turk, Darley Arabian, and Godolphin Arabian. The thoroughbred is the most favored horse for track racing, the most famous race being the Kentucky Derby.

The thoroughbred begins its training as a yearling and grows to be comfortable with a saddle on its back and a bridle in its mouth. Then with a rider on its back as well as breaking into a run around the track to eventually race.

They range from 15.2-17 hands tall. The average being 16 hands. They have generally lean, long bodies with powerful legs built for speed and agility. Thoroughbreds are generally bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or grey.

In the recent years, movies have been made based off the powerful world of horse racing featuring thoroughbreds. Movies such as Seabiscuit, Dreamer, and Secretariat are just a few.