What’s the Fastest a Horse Has Run?

Do you know the fastest speed at which a racehorse has been clocked? Do you know which breed can run that fast? To find out, answer our Just-for-Fun Trivia question.

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What’s the fastest a horse of any breed has been documented to run?

A) 27 mph

B) 44 mph

C) 55 mph

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ANSWER: C is correct. The top speed at which the world’s fastest equine sprinter, the Quarter Horse, has been clocked is 55 mph. The fastest recorded race time for a Thoroughbred is 44 mph. The average equine gallop clocks in at about 27 mph.

[TOO FAST? Here’s how to slow *your* horse’s gallop.]

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