Off the track Standardbred

Discussion in 'Horse Rescue / Adoption' started by Medicine Hat Blue, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    I mean that compared to TBs, STBs seem to get a lot more racing under their belts with a lot fewer injuries. They’re awesome well made horses that hold up.
     
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  2. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Well, they are better taken care of and better conditioned, so they stand a much better chance of racing more often than do TBS.

    But 40 races for a six year old is nothing. He probably came up lame middle of every season.
     
  3. DelP

    DelP Senior Member

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    Yep!
    40 races for a STB... advertised as “only” 40 races
    40 races for a TB... advertised as warhorse

    Well made horses with phenomenal care to keep them going!
     

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