Thoroughbred

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Thoroughbred

an English lightweight racing horse, incorporated into many breeds to improve speed and elegance. Black, brown, bay, chestnut or gray, usually 16 to 16.2 hands high.
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English thoroughbred horse. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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Also talking will be Dr Stephen Harrison, whose Thoroughbred Genetics Ltd offers a range of tests from its Kent laboratory, and Dr Matthew Binns, formerly of the Animal Health Trust who is now based in Kentucky, where he too offers genetic testing for thoroughbreds.
Ross, whose only previous directing effort was the comparatively sedate ``Pleasantville,'' and cinematographer John Schwartzman (whose resume is perfectly balanced for this project between ``The Rookie'' and ``Armageddon'') rigged up a fleet of new camera vehicles and even fake horse platforms that they could maneuver within, beside and around packs of running Thoroughbreds.
The youngest thoroughbred on the day was a two-year-old by Rakaposhi King, who won not only the youngstock class but also beat 13 older horses to win the novice class.
Each year, about 37,000 thoroughbreds are born in North America, and there isn't a breeder with a pulse who can't dream that three years later his foal will wear the roses.
However, no-one seems to have mentioned the fact that the Arabian Racing Organisation provides a significant number of races for thoroughbreds rated 42 and below on the Flat and 72 and below over jumps.
Not many sports fans walk around wondering if California or Florida has the faster state-bred thoroughbreds.
The ARO has been given permission by the BHB to include thoroughbreds within its race programme next year, which runs from May to October.
It would take a rich client - or multiple rich clients - to bankroll a move to thoroughbreds.