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The field is limited to 20 horses.

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Q: How many thorough bred horses race in the Kentucky Derby?
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What horse won the Kentucky derby in1986?

A horse named Ferdinand won the Kentucky Derby in 1986. When he was retired, he was sent to Japan for stud service. When he was not successful, he was sent to slaughter. Americans were outraged, and a campaign to get all American-bred horses home to America was started.

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Who won the 30th Kentucky Derby?

A horse named Elwood won the thirtieth Kentucky Derby in 1904. Elwood was the first horse bred and owned by a woman to win the Derby.

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thorough bred horses that are about 2 years old do racing

Which pair of Kentucky Derby Winners were foreign bred?

Tomy Lee and Omar Khayyam

How do quarter horses get their name?

The "quarter" portion of the name (I hope the "horse" part is obvious) comes from the fact that they were specifically bred to have good performance in a run of a quarter of a mile: they're essentially the "sprinters" of horses (for comparison, the Kentucky Derby is five times that distance).

What is the fastest breeed of horse going at a long distance?

for 1/4 of a mile that would be a Quarter horse for a short derby a thorough-bred :)

What region of Kentucky is known for its horses?

That would be the Bluegrass region where the most Thoroughbreds are bred and born.

What causes ulcers in thorough bred horses?

Horses can get ulcers from stress or not enough water, from personal experience a hrose can experience colic from ulcers or colic from ulcers, the show the same symtoms.

Why do standard bred horses race and not thorough breeds?

it is called Thoroughbred, and they BOTH Race. Thoroughbreds, race Flats and Steeplechase. Standards race Harness.

What is the most popular spot for wild horses on HorseIsle?

The best spot would be saddle isle. I got a morgan, thorough bred and many more.

Who is the only foreign-based horse to win the Derby?

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Is atswhatimtalkinabout a derby horse name?

Yes, but his name was spelled Atswhatimtalknbout. He ran in the 2003 Kentucky Derby, and finished fourth after a troubled trip. He was a beautiful, talented, and well-bred son of A.P. Indy, and unfortunately was euthanized the following year after an internal rupture.

What are Belgian Horses bred for?

Belgian horses are bred for farm work and showing

What are the horses racing at the Kentucky Derby?

It is limited to three year old thoroughbreds only. No Belgians or mustangs need apply. Geriatric Gypsy Horses go away, Premature ponies will be escorted out. All size challenged animals like Hanoverian's may leave their applications in the circular file cabinet next to the watercooler. They are bred to run. Someone said that the Thoroughbred has been bred and inbred with a locomotive for a heart and champange glass stems for legs. Perhaps some form of Genetic discipline or engineering will be required.

Why are horses selevetivly bred?

Because the horses need to be bred to suit their work or their environment

Is there a pure bred horse?

No but there are champion bred horses

Does a horse have to be bred in KY to be eligible for the KY derby?


How can horses be bred from zebras?

Horses can't be bred from zebras. Zebras have a different chromosome count than horses. Crossing them produces a sterile hybrid just as occurs when breeding horses and donkeys.

How is it that 'Mine That Bird' the horse with a 50-1 longshot ridden by Calvin Borel won the 2009 Kentucky Derby?

Well, he had a great ride by his jockey, who's very good at getting horses in on the rail. He ran on a muddy track, which he does well on and most of the other horses don't. He's bred for that distance (his sire, Birdstone, won the 2004 Belmont). He didn't get blocked in. But mostly? Because he happened to be the best horse on that day in that race. Horse racing works that way.

What was bred to make a horse?

Ancestors of horses were bred to make horses. All of the ancestors of modern horses were horses. Some equines that are not Equus ferus caballus are still around but they were not ancestors.

Why are wild horses often smaller then domestic horses?

The same reason dogs look different than wolves. Over many, many years, we have selectively bred horses for specific purposes. Thouroughbreds were bred with long legs, bodies, and to have a huge lung capacity for racing, Quarter horses were selectively bred for quarter mile races and to work cattle, Draft horses (Shire, Belgian) were bred for pulling heavy loads (example: Budwiser horses)

What makes horses NIB on Howrse?

a NIB horse is a horse that was bred by all different horses so the mother horse couldn't be bred by her son or the son couldn't be bred with any of the horses already in the family you should be able to follow the family tree back and not see any repetiton in the horses

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