Kentucky Derby: What Makes a Race Horse? - NBC 10 Philadelphia
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Kentucky Derby: What Makes a Race Horse?

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Many factors go into making a Kentucky Derby race horse. A great race horse needs to have a balanced, athletic conformation (physical shape) and a long, smooth stride. The horse also needs to have presence and personality, to be confident and give the appearance of being in control. There may be no such thing as a perfect horse, but there are clearly some important physical attributes that make a successful race horse.

Roll over or click on the horse's body parts to see descriptions.

  

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