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Black Caviar

Black Caviar is one of the fastest racehorses in historyThis Australian raised thoroughbred was undefeated in 25 races and named WTRR World Championship Sprinter in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In February 2013, Black Caviar was up to  23 firsts by winning the Lightning Stakes, breaking the previous 25 year-old course record. It was the 3rd time Black Caviar had won the event.

Zenyatta

Zenyatta is one of the fastest racehorses in historyZenyatta, an American raised Thoroughbred, won 19 consecutive races out of 20 and is famous for her closing finishes. She would often give the frontrunners large leads, and then whizz past them on the final stretch. She broke the previous world record for consecutive Grade/Group I Victories. She was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in August of 2010.

Frankel

Frankel is one of the fastest racehorses in historyFrankel was unbeaten in his 14-race career and was voted the highest-rated racehorse in the world in May 2011. He won the Royal Stakes Lodge by ten lengths and at 3-years old, he won the Classic 2000 Guinea by six lengths. In 2012, Frankel won the Lockinge Stakes, the Queen Anne Stakes, and the Sussex Stakes for the second time in his career.

Phar Lap

Phar Lap is one of the fastest racehorses in historyAnother race horse who was so impressive that a movie was made about his life. He ran in a total of 51 races and won 37 of them. Among those wins were Australia’s Melbourne Cup and Australia’s Cox Plate, which he won two times. As a 3 year old, Phar Lap won 14 races in a row beginning at the VRC St. Leger Stakes, until his race in Tijuana, Mexico where he placed 2nd.

10 of the Fastest Racehorses in History

10 of the Fastest Racehorses in HistoryIt can be hard to define what makes a great race horse. What makes a FAST racehorse? Well, that is a little more measurable. With such a long history, the sport of Horse Racing has had ample time to show off some of the most fantastic and speed defying horses in history. Some have left long lasting impressions of hope and amazement for ongoing spectators, and some, while little may be known about them, have set records that are almost impossible to contend with. These beautiful and powerful racing machines not only stun audiences with their graceful, muscular physiology, but also with speed and unmatchable reflexes. In no particular order, we looked at some of the fastest horses to ever set hoof on the track, as well as the legacies they left behind them.

 

Ways to Prevent or Decrease Further Injuries

Ways to Decrease chances of horseback riding injuriesThere are many ways to prevent or reduce your risk of further injury. Riders should always try to maximize their use of wearing horseback riding helmets and other safety gear, such as sturdy boots with a durable heel and clothing that is not loose fitting. Make sure that your saddle is in good shape and that all the parts are secure.

Arm and Leg Injuries

arm and leg injuries are common from horseback ridingAs these are the most common for horseback enthusiasts, injuries to the arms can involve anything from broken or fractured bones, sprains, dislocated joints, keen injuries, bruising, damaged muscle tissue/nerves/tendons, scrapes, and cuts. They range from the most minor of “strawberry burn” scrapes to multiple broken areas in the arms or legs.

Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common from horseback ridingInjuries to the feet and ankles are some of the worst to deal with since they are often the most immobilizing for riders. It is not difficult to understand how riders face these injuries, as they most commonly occur when the rider lands on their feet in an awkward position, gets brushed up against something while riding, or is trampled on by the horse after falling off the saddle.

Bruising

Bruises are common injuries that occur from horseback ridingBruising is one of the most common injuries you will see among riders. It is also one of the only minor ones that might not send you to the hospital. Although a rider may experience bone and muscle injuries, they are also likely to experience cuts, scrapes, and a lot of bruising. Some falls can cause dark, purple (and a number of other colors) spots to appear on the skin.

Dislocated Shoulder

Dislocated Shoulder is a common injury from horseback ridingThis usually happens when a rider is trying to break a fall with their hand, which puts a sudden amount of jarring pressure on the shoulder joint and dislocates it. It can also happen if a rider simply lands on their shoulder.

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