Horses, on average, run 1/8th of a mile in 12 to 13 seconds. At six furlongs, a fast workout may be between 1:11 and 1:12, while a slow workout may be between 1:15 and 1:17. During the afternoon races, a fast time for the same distance may be between 1:08 and 1:09, while a slow time would be between 1:12 and 1:13.
The distance of the Derby is a mile and a quarter (one lap around the Churchill Downs racetrack equals five laps around your old high school track).
The speed that horses can record is afforded to the downhill orientation of the 5-furlong track. Ornate, who led Battaash at York won the Investec Dash Handicap on Derby Day of 2019. Ornate made all at Epsom covering the 5 furlongs in 54.00 seconds, an average speed for the 5 furlongs of 41.67 mph.
Behind the romanticized façade of Thoroughbred horse racing is a world of injuries, drug abuse, gruesome breakdowns, and slaughter. While spectators show off their fancy outfits and sip mint juleps, horses are running for their lives.
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Individual flat races are run over distances ranging from 440 yards (400 m) up to two and a half miles (4 km), with distances between five and twelve furlongs being most common.
For example, the best workout of the day for 4 furlongs is usually 46-47 seconds and bottom level $5,000 claiming horses run 4 furlongs in 46 seconds or less all the time in a race. The goal when you send a horse out to breeze is not time, it’s to get the horse fit and with young horses, up to a debut properly.
88 km/hMaximum, Sprint
The next big horse race is the Pegasus World Cup, which running for the 4th time since its inauguration in 2017.
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