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A Thoroughbred is a breed of horse developed for jumping and racing purposes. This breed of horse originates from Barb and Arab horses produced in England around the third century. Although, the word "thoroughbred" is of... More »

Thoroughbreds can sustain a speed of 40 miles per hour during races. Although they are very swift, the quarter horse breed is actually substantially faster, with a maximum speed of nearly 55 miles per hour. More »

Thoroughbred race horses can be purchased through online sources, such as the Racehorse Stock or Bloodhorse websites, and partner ownerships are also a popular way to participate in owning a race horse, according to Forb... More »

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