The fastest speed of a racing horse – 70.8km/h
The highest speed a racehorse can reach at a short distance (402m) is recorded for a 2 -year -old horse, named Winning Brew, trained by Francis Vitale (USA) at the Pennsylvania state race in May, 2008.
The maximum number of horses pulling a cart – 141 horses
The world record for the most number of horses pulling a vehicle is 141, set at an event in Aubagne, France in December 2005. In total, 141 horses forming a length of 409.7m pulled the car across the streets of Aubagne in 1.5km.
The most expensive horse sold at auction – $ 16 million
The highest price paid for a thoroughbred horse at a public auction is $ 16 million for a 2 -year -old foal that has never participated in a race. The young horse, Forestry, was brought to auction by Demi O’Byrne (Ireland) in an auction held at Calder horse race in Florida in February 2006.
The biggest prize for a single horse race – $ 10 million
The largest prize fund for a single horse race is $ 10 million for the Dubai World Cup held at Meydan racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 27, 2010. All of the prize money was given to the top 6 horses, of which the first horse was awarded 6 million USD.
The smartest horse in the world – Lukas
Guinness has recorded Lukas is the smartest horse in the world. Lukas, a horse that was once considered “risky and dangerous” at 17 years old, was bought by Karen Murdock (USA) with the intention of taming and reselling. However, nearly 9 years later, Lukas has now become Ms. Murdock’s pet.
Thanks to the training of the mistress, this horse can distinguish colors and shapes of objects, know how to do such as bowing, catching handkerchiefs and performing self -training movements. Lukas has appeared in many TV shows, became a “star” on countless websites and was nominated for the Horse of the year Association of American Horse Publishers Awards.