Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess
That doesn't surprise me. They use quarter horses out on the tracks, they are stronger, and have more stamina then a thoroughbred. Though a thoroughbred can get up to speed faster.
Sorry to bring up an old thread guys but I have to disagree with ChevyPrincess
TBs are actually slower than QH at getting up to speed,but also have more stamina. That is why most TB races are longer than QH races. The QH got it name from its ability to run 1/4 mile sprints faster than other breeds.
From Wikipedia-The American Quarter Horse is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other breeds of horses in races of a quarter mile or less, where some individuals have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph.