- A Thoroughbred is a horse whose parentage traces back to any of the three 'Founding Sires' the Darley Arabian, Byerly Turk and Godolphin Barb, and who has satisfied the rules and requirements of The Jockey Club and is registered in 'The American Stud Book' or in a foreign stud book recognized by The Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee. Any other horse, no matter what its parentage, is not considered a Thoroughbred for racing and/or breeding purposes.
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Thoroughbred — Thor ough*bred , a. Bred from the best blood through a long line; pure blooded; said of stock, as horses. Hence, having the characteristics of such breeding; mettlesome; courageous; of elegant form, or the like. n. A thoroughbred animal,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
thoroughbred — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of pure breed, especially of a breed of horse originating from English mares and Arab stallions. 2) informal of outstanding quality. ► NOUN ▪ a thoroughbred animal … English terms dictionary
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thoroughbred — (adj.) 1701, of persons, thoroughly accomplished, from THOROUGH (Cf. thorough) + past tense of BREED (Cf. breed). In the horse sense of of pure breed or stock it dates from 1796; the noun is first recorded 1842 … Etymology dictionary
thoroughbred — [adj] pure, unmixed blood, full blooded, graded, papered, pedigree, pedigreed, pure blooded, purebred; concept 549 Ant. half breed, impure, mixed … New thesaurus
thoroughbred — [thʉr′ō bred΄, thʉr′əbred΄] adj. 1. purebred; pedigreed: said as of a horse or a dog 2. thoroughly trained, educated, cultured, etc.; well bred 3. excellent; first rate n. 1. [T ] any of a breed of light horse developed by crossing Arabian and… … English World dictionary
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thoroughbred — thoroughbredness, n. /therr oh bred , euh bred , thur /, adj. 1. of pure or unmixed breed, stock, or race, as a horse or other animal; bred from the purest and best blood. 2. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to the Thoroughbred breed of horses.… … Universalium
thoroughbred — I. adjective Date: 1701 1. thoroughly trained or skilled < a thoroughbred soldier > 2. bred from the best blood through a long line ; purebred < thoroughbred dogs > 3. a. capitalized of, relating to, or being a Thoroughbred … New Collegiate Dictionary
thoroughbred — thor|ough|bred [ˈθʌrəbred US ˈθʌrou , ˈθʌrə ] n 1.) a horse that has parents of the same very good breed ▪ a thoroughbred stallion 2.) especially BrE someone who seems to do something naturally to a very high standard ▪ football thoroughbred Mick … Dictionary of contemporary English