The official birthday for all race horses is January first
hope this helps, Paige
it all depends on the race.
any at all
A total of 48 horses will be counted in all four horse race.
Large races like the Kentucky Derby allows 20 horses. The average number for smaller races is 8 to 10 horses.
To compete in a race with Thoroughbred race horses the min age is 16. see: http://www.vrqha.com.au/pdf/Race%20Day%20Regulations.pdf for all the rules and regulations 2008-09
The 1st of August
They can be good race horses against other Morgans, but not against Thoroughbreds or Quarter horses.
Because thoroughbreds are raced according to age (IE- the Kentucky Derby is a race for 3 year olds), they all have the same "birthday" of January 1st of the year they were born in. This alleviates confusion when entering horses in races since all horses born in a certain year are eligable for the races for their age group. For example, all horses born in 2010 will race as a 2 year old in 2012 in any 2yr old race regardless of when they were born in 2010. Most breeders will try to breed so their foals are born as close to January 1st (but not before) as possible so they are not handicapped when its time to race. If a horse is born on 31 Dec it is automatically a year old the next day and there for will technically be a year younger than the other horses it will race against as a 2 and 3 year old. This is not desirable in racehorses.
the people in the top box have a sheet with all the names and numbers of the horses
Race horses only have a couple of speeds, fast and faster. During a race the horse uses the fastest gallop he has. Lope, canter or gallop, they are all a three-beat gait.
Twenty horses can race at a time
They don't really have a name for a group of race horses as far as I know. Cause generally when racing, they compete against each other. And it's a solo race for the win. So there is no association with the other horses, like for example a team of basketball players. There is no real name for a pack of race horses or a herde of race horses, or horde of race horses..............
There have been several famous race horses over the years. Some of the race horses were Phar Lap, John Henry, and War Admiral.
Horses of courses is a jumping term... like the track is what race horses race on, well a course is what jumpers jump on
The Kentucky Derby has 20 horses. But yeah, it's different from race to race. It's rare that there is more than 20 horses, but it happens. Usually 10-20, but sometimes only 2. But the Grand National has 40 horses.
All the races use dressage.
Iris this is to prove my point."Yes he does ride race horses
You usually measure a horse in hands(one hand is equivalent to 10 cm). All race horses are different sizes, although most of them are horses not ponies.
The horses that race in the Derby are Thoroughbred racing horses.
* race horses eat horse food with a little bit of drugs in it *regular horses eat horse food
If a horse falls in a race it usually is extremely bad. The rest of the horses will keep running but the horse or horses that have fallen most likely are to badly injured and have to be humanly euthanized. There are some cases where the horses do survive and can be healed but to tell you the truth there aren't many.