standard-bred

standard-bred

n
(Breeds) a US and Canadian breed of trotting and pacing horse, used esp for harness-racing
[C19: so called because they are bred to attain a prescribed standard of speed]
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Both mares, full sisters, five an' six years old, registered Belgian sire, out of a heavy standard-bred mare that I know.
The 310-acre farm is one of several horse breeding operations owned by Perretti Farms, a breeder of standard-bred race horses.
"Our main goal is to teach people how to breed, market and improve the quality of standard-bred poultry, and to reintroduce them into the market again.
The Good: Woodbine opened its new Polytrack main course after racing much of the season on its 7f dirt strip used for standard-bred racing.
Sennybridge-based Standard-bred breeder Brian Davies welcomed a new stallion to his Briwyn's stud last week.
Department of Agriculture, lets consumers know that the poultry they are buying has been approved by APA judges and meets all of the criteria for standard-bred birds.
The company senior vice president, Eric Schippers, said, 'By restoring and ultimately expanding operations at Rosecroft, Penn National can play a major role in saving the standard-bred industry and returning live harness racing to this historic track.
In 1874, the Standard of Perfection, the book that explains the perfect sizes, shapes and colors of standard-bred poultry breeds, included both the Dominique and the Barred Plymouth Rock, with separate descriptions (although the Barred Plymouth Rock breed no doubt absorbed many single-combed Dominiques).
"The pace these standard-bred horses travel is unbelievable and the times they record in full bight are not far off those posted by the best thoroughbreds."
The farm was later used by the Van Lenneps as a successful show horse and standard-bred operation, but had fallen into disrepair by the time it came into Ryan's possession.
Once, at a standard-bred sale, Tom brought the hammer down at $13,000 to a man bidding from a balcony.

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