Fastest Horse In The World Ever – Is It Just One?

All horses possess incredible speed, even an old, heavy draft horse can outrun a human, but the fastest horse in the world ever outshines all the others. 


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Fastest Horse Speed In The World Ever

Pinpointing the fastest horse in the world ever is not as easy as it sounds.

Winning Brew

The fastest ever speed officially on record took place at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, Pennsylvania, in 2008.


As a three-year-old Hawkster set a record of 37.82 mph over 1 ½ mile at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

A Long Goodbye

In most cases, over a quarter-mile distance, the Quarter Horses run faster than the Thoroughbred, due to their superior ability to accelerate. 

Black Caviar

Black Caviar, filly, is an Australian Thoroughbred with an unbeaten record of 25 out of 25 wins. 


Looking at Secretariat’s record and ability to leave his challengers in the dust puts him in top contentions for the fastest horse ever. 

Man O’War

Arguably better than Secretariat is the legendary Man O’War. Racing in the 1920s, Man O’War took the win in 20 of his 21 races. 

As you can see, it is impossible to conclusively determine who the fastest horse in the world ever is. Each of these horses raced during different time periods, on different quality surfaces, over a mixture of distances, and in various weather conditions.


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