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    Great Grandparents
  Grandparents King Arthur (s)
  Sir Jam Man (s)  
Parents   Run for Roses (m)
Excalibur (s)    
    Big Ben (s)
  Heart's Desire (m)  
    Lucky Lara (m)
     
    Al-E-Baba (s)
  Rocky Road (s)  
    Miss Priss (m)
Black Diamond (m)    
    Jumpin' Jack Flash (s)
  Benta (m)  
    Pride N Joy (m)
     

BREED HISTORY

BREED CHARACTERISTICS

The ancestry of the Thoroughbred goes back to three foundation sires -- the Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian, and the Byerly Turk -- brought to England at the turn of the 17th century. Once bred to the sturdy native horses, their progeny were known for the ability to carry substantial weight and run FAST over long distances. To this day the breed excels at the sport of racing.

The Thoroughbred usually stands a little over 16 hands (1 hand = 4 inches). Its Arabian ancestry is apparent in the Thoroughbred's appearance -- the widely spaced intelligent eyes, the long graceful neck, and the *really* long legs. Coat colors may be bay, dark bay, chestnut, black, gray, and occasionally roan. White markings are frequently seen on the face and legs.