Quarter Horse

  • (noun): A small powerful horse originally bred for sprinting in quarter-mile races in Virginia.

Some articles on quarter horse, horses, horse, quarter:

Lightning Bar
... Lightning Bar (1951–1960) was an American Quarter Horse who raced and subsequently became a breeding stallion ... and was the offspring of Three Bars, a Thoroughbred, and Della P, a Quarter Horse mare from Louisiana, then noted for the breeding of sprint horses ... year, following which he spent two years as a show horse ...
American Quarter Horses - Breed History - Colonial Era
... States began to cross imported English Thoroughbred horses with assorted "native" horses such as the Chickasaw horse, which was a breed developed by Native American people from horses descended from Spain ... like Janus contributed genes crucial to the development of the colonial "Quarter Horse." The breed is sometimes referred to as the "Famous American ... As flat racing became popular with the colonists, the Quarter Horse gained even more popularity as a sprinter over courses that, by necessity, were shorter ...
North America - History - Quarter Horse Racing
... The first records of Quarter Horse races dated back to 1674 in Henrico County, Virginia ... Each race consisted of only two horses and they raced down the village streets and lanes ... The Quarter Horse received its name due to the length of the race ...
Lena's Bar - Life
... Lena Valenti raced on the Quarter tracks, ending with a record of two starts, one win, one third with an AA speed rating ... Lena's Bar raced mainly in Quarter Horse races ... Her total earnings were $28,308.00 with 67 racing points with the American Quarter Horse Association (or AQHA) ...

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