What is thoroughbred?

  • (noun): A pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses.
    Synonyms: purebred, pureblood
    See also — Additional definitions below


The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses, known for their agility, speed and spirit.

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Some articles on thoroughbred:

Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Association
... The American Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) based in Lexington, Kentucky is a trade organization for Thoroughbred racehorse ... the economics, integrity and pleasure of the sport on behalf of Thoroughbred owners and breeders." Through its American Graded Stakes Committee, the TOBA is responsible for annually evaluating and ... on the Board of Directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association as a founding member and on the American Horse Council ...
Canadian Triple Tiara Of Thoroughbred Racing
... The Canadian Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing is a series of Canadian Thoroughbred horse races for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies inaugurated in 1999 ... Triple Crowns of horse racing United States Thoroughbred Racing Kentucky Derby Preakness Stakes Belmont Stakes Harness Racing Pacers Cane Pace Little Brown Jug Messenger Stakes Harness Racing ... Leger Stakes Canada Thoroughbred Racing Queen's Plate Prince of Wales Stakes Breeders' Stakes See also Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing American ...
Luciano Gaucci - Thoroughbred Horse Racing
... Luciano Gaucci also owned Allevamento White Star, a Thoroughbred horse breeding and racing operation who gained international fame in the late 1980s with the European Champion ...
Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award - Winners of The Laffit Pincay Jr. Award
... "Bud" Johnston — Director and president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association for 25 years ... breeder in 1971 and 2006 ... Mel and Warren Stute — Brothers who are longtime Thoroughbred horse trainers 2005 Noble Threewitt — Thoroughbred trainer and humanitarian who trained for 75 ...

More definitions of "thoroughbred":

  • (noun): A racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares.
  • (noun): A well-bred person.

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