There are many breeds of horses that are known for their speed, but the fastest horse breed in the world is the Thoroughbred. Thoroughbreds are a breed of horse that was developed in England in the 17th and 18th centuries for racing. They are known for their muscular build, their long, slender legs, and their powerful strides. Thoroughbreds can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour in a sprint.
Here are some of the fastest horses in the world:
- Secretariat: In 1973, Secretariat set a world record for the Kentucky Derby with a time of 1:59.4, which stood for 37 years.
- Sham: Sham was a quarter horse that set a world record for the quarter-mile race in 1982 with a time of 20.5 seconds.
- Allen’s Allen: Allen’s Allen was a Standardbred that set a world record for the mile in 1967 with a time of 1:47.8.
- Scat Dancer: Scat Dancer was an American Quarter Horse that set a world record for the quarter-mile race in 1997 with a time of 19.94 seconds.
- Desert Mirage: Desert Mirage was an Australian Thoroughbred that set a world record for the mile in 1985 with a time of 1:33.30.
These are just a few of the many fast horse breeds that exist in the world. Horses are incredible athletes, and they can reach incredible speeds thanks to their powerful muscles and their efficient gaits.