Standardbred meaning

stăndərd-brĕd
Any of an American breed of trotting and pacing horses developed especially for harness racing by crossing Thoroughbreds with Morgans and other breeds.
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Any of a breed of light horse developed from the Thoroughbred and specially trained for trotting or pacing in harness races.
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(horse racing) A breed of horse bred specifically for harness racing.
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Origin of standardbred

  • From the fact that in order to be registered as a standardbred, a horse originally had to be able to trot a mile within a standard time of two and a half minutes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary