Thoroughbreds in History

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Below are some of the early Thoroughbreds and Arabians either used or related to the foundation stock of the Hackney Horse. The TB and the Hackney have some of the very same foundation stock and where at one time very closely related. The TB developed as the racer where Hackneys preferred to travel at the trot. So, the Hackney Horse is really a first cousin to the English Thoroughbred. The same three Oriental stallions that were used to develop the Thoroughbred were also bred to native mares with excellent trotting skills. From these sources developed two earlier breeds, now extinct, the Norfolk Trotter and the closely related Yorkshire Roadster. These offspring were the foundation stock for the general purpose horse that formally became the Hackney Horse with the formation of the Hackney Horse Society.

Actaeon beats Memnon

Basto

Bay Middleton

Bay Middleton

Birmingham

Birmingham

Brilliant

Buckle

Byerly Turk

Byerly Turk

Byerly Turk

Byerly Turk

Caurouch

Charles XII

Crucifix

Darley Arabian

Darley Arabian

Darley Arabian

Don John

Dr. Syntax

Eclipse

Eclipse

Eclipse

Eclipse

Emilius

Fitz Roland

Fly Childers

Flying Childers

Flying Childers

Flying Childers

Flying Childers

Godolphin Arabian

Godolphin Arabian

Godolphin Arabian

Godolphin Arabian

Hambletonian

John Wootton

Jupiter

Killy Cranky

Lexington

Liston

Lord Lyon & his colt Elland

Messenger

Nancy

Pacolet

Pastime in 1825

Perdita

Physician

Rockingham

Sailor

Scarboro

Sedbury owned by Mr. Martindale

Sir Walter

St Giles

Start of the Goodwood Cup

Tawny

Teddington

The Colonel

The Colonel

The Merry Monarch

Theodore

Tortoise

Velocipede

Volitgeur

Volunteer

A bay horse by Leedes Arabian