As one of the most popular breeds of sport horses in the world, the thoroughbred has found a niche in almost every aspect of riding in the equestrian world today. As a breed it is relatively new, emerging from a combination of the Arabian blood and English horse in the 1730s in England. Fame came quickly to the elegant breed, however, as it showed outstanding speed and endurance on the 4 to 5 mile racetracks of 18th century Europe. It was bred with enthusiasm, migrating into North America with the colonists shortly thereafter to become an influence on almost every other breed - Morgan, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse - that would evolve.

The Thoroughbred today is still primarily used for the sport of racing, and remains in the majority of the breeds competing in the hunter and jumper ranks around the globe.

This category is open to all sites devoted to the Thoroughbred breed, primarily for racing.
Open to all thoroughbred breeders and breeding farms breeding pure thoroughbred horses, and their representative associations. Breeders standing a thoroughbred performance stallion primarily for sportshorse breeding should submit to Breeds/Sporthorses.

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Open to all discussion groups, e-mail lists, and forums that specifically discuss the equestrian sporting use, training, and activities of the Thoroughbred horse.
DO NOT SUBMIT SITES HERE - submit instead to Sports/Equestrian/Racing/Famous_Racehorses/
This category relates to sites hosting on-line or broadcast news and media for equestrian events, happenings, and updates related to Thoroughbreds.
Open to on-line news and media sites, including publications, about Thoroughbreds only.
Open to any Webrings exclusively devoted to the Thoroughbred horse breed.