Equis ISSN 2398-2977


Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • Hotblood.
  • Thoroughbred   Thoroughbred  .
    General information
  • Originated in England in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • Principal breeding areas in the UK are:
    • Newmarket (Suffolk).
    • Lambourn (Berkshire).
    • Malton (Yorkshire).
  • Three famous foundation sires:
    • Darley Arabian.
    • Byerley Turk.
    • Godolfin Barb.
  • However, other stallions have a large influence on the breed, eg:
    • The Unknown Arabian.
    • Darcy's Chestnut Arabian.
    • The Lister Turk.
  • Cannot be matched in both speed and distance.
  • Three basic types:
    • Sprinter (tall, long and very fast).
    • Stayer (smaller and shorter with good stamina).
    • Middle-distance (well-suited for cross-country).
  • Great endurance and agility.
  • Used to improve other breeds.
  • Arab   Arab    →   Turk   →   Barb   →   Galloway.
    Principal uses
  • Racing.
  • Riding.
  • Jumping.
  • Cross-breeding.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Ball C (1994) Horse and Pony Breeds. Quintet Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-85076-500-6.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • Thoroughbred Breeders' Association, Stanstead House, The Avenue, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9AA, UK.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.
  • The Jockey Club, 380 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA.