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Video of the Week: Shire Racing

June 21, 2013

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"Thundering hooves." You've undoubtedly heard that phrase used to describe the sound of Thoroughbred racehorses galloping down the homestretch. But those dainty little equines probably sound like a light spring rain compared with the Shires competing at Lingfield Park Racecourse in Great Britain earlier this month. The two-furlong (quarter-mile) race was staged to raise awareness of the breed, which is considered "at-risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Skip ahead to 1:40 to see the race begin.

 

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Shana    Southsideoftheroad, MI

11/4/2014 1:48:26 PM

WOW! That is SO cool! I'm glad they've come up with a kind of racing for the big guys to do. :)

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

6/25/2013 12:57:45 AM

I came back to see it and I love it! I wish I could race my percheron like this.

Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

6/22/2013 11:54:17 PM

I've got to come back and see this!

Donna Lee    Lakeside, ON

6/21/2013 4:05:07 AM

Thank you for sharing this with us, these horses are amazing, loved it.

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