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BREYER #940 LAAG~~STANDARDBRED PACER, 1996 COMMEMORATIVE EDITION~10,000 PIECES
Standardbred Horse Breed Profile
The Standardbred is the fastest harness horse in the world, fueling the passion in the US for harness racing. The Standardbred eclipsed the old favorite of harness racing, the Morgan, by reducing the standard times for the mile by a full minute.
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Origins: Bred in the mid 19th century, the Standardbred is widely considered as the fastest harness racinghorse in the world. This particular breed can be traced back to 1788 to a Thoroughbredstallion called Messenger (a Darley Arabian descendent). This horse is bred for speed not conformation. In 1871, the American Trotting Register was founded. In 1879, a racing"standard" was laid down. Over a distance of 1 mile, trotters were toclock in at 2 minutes 30 seconds, pacers at 2 minutes 25 seconds. These"standards" gave the breed its name. The average speed of these"races" is 30 m.p.h. Since 1879, harness racing has become a hugely popular sport worldwide.It is found in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Germany, France andRussia.?
Characteristics: Varies due to breeding. Generally a Thoroughbred physique but heaver.
Height: 14.1 - 16 hands
Color: Usually solid colors - Bay, brown, black, chestnut and others
Personality: Keen, willing, courageous; but also calm
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