Growing Popularity

As the popularity of Thoroughbred racing increased in the UK, so too did the commitment of breeders and owners to improving the breed. The establishment of The Derby, The Oaks and other races which we have come to know as the classics, became the most important races on the calendar every year. The General Stud Book became recognized as the

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The Next Three

Through the influence of the big three founding sires came the next three sires who were to become just as important in perpetuating the breed. These three stallions were Matchem, Herod and Eclipse. Each of these immortal horses was considered the best horses of their generation on the track. All future generations of thoroughbreds thereafter would have these three in

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The Big Three

The origins of the thoroughbred breed are steeped in mystery and folklore. King Charles II of England was a devoted supporter of horse racing during his reign and institued the first  “official” set of rules to govern the sport. There were plenty of stallions from an assortment of breeds used during the infancy of racing, as well as plenty of

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Thoroughbred Roots

The place to start is from the widely recognized three founding sires, the Darley Arabian, the Byerley Turk, and the Godolphin Arabian. Every Thoroughbred you see at every track in the world can trace their sire lineage to these stallions. This is common knowledge for all turf enthusiasts. In fact, most other breeds of horses in racing forms beyond flat racing

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