Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I find that really fascinating. I mean, the QH was bred for sprinting and yet he BARELY lost by a nose. He looked like he was tiring, so it seems like the TB probably would have caused a bigger margin if the race had been longer, but still, considering the vast differences in the way they're bred to race, I'd half consider the QH to be the "true" winner.
My grandpa used to own a big ol' Anglo-Arab gelding named Lyn Day-V. He had a friend who bred Thoroughbred racehorses, and he actually used to take Day-V over and use him to help train. His friend was absolutely furious that Day-V wasn't purebred Thoroughbred, because he was faster then any horse he owned (haha, not because he was better but because he wanted to race him!). My uncle clocked him at 65kmh (40mph) pulling away in his truck once.
Haha, I don't know why that story was particularly relevent, I guess I think it'd be interesting if we DID race more breeds instead of just Thoroughbreds being the "main focus".