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Born to run: Anatomy of a thoroughbred

Of all horse breeds, it is the thoroughbred that most famously exhibits the animal's herd and flight instinct, channelled into explosive, competitive athleticism. The thoroughbred has been selectively bred over more than three centuries to produce an animal capable of running at high speeds with remarkable endurance.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 January, 2014, 8:20am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 February, 2014, 5:51pm

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Born to run: Anatomy of a thoroughbred

Of all horse breeds, it is the thoroughbred that most famously exhibits the animal's herd and flight instinct, channelled into explosive, competitive athleticism. The thoroughbred has been selectively bred over more than three centuries to produce an animal capable of running at high speeds with remarkable endurance.

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