Friday, December 18, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Fast


She doesn't look very fast does she? But in a few years this young thoroughbred foal, who was bred by my brother in law, will be amazingly fast racing around the track.

So how fast do racehorses go? The current world record for 1 mile is held by Mr. Light, 1:31.41 set at Gulfstream Park in January of 2005. This works out to 39.38 MPH. Over the shorter distance of a quarter mile the fastest time was set by No Secrets Here in 2006, :20.886. If you do the math, that works out to 43.091 MPH.

I'd say that was pretty fast, wouldn't you?



CalumCarr said...

Just a bit faster than I. I might manage the 0.38mph of Mr Light.

jams o donnell said...

SHe is an utter beauty jmb! Great take on this week's theme

Carver said...

That is fast and what a beautiful horse. Great shot.

CherryPie said...

She looks very beautiful.

I hope you have a good weekend :-)

candi said...

How adorable! I miss my thoroughbred:(
Happy weekend!

YTSL said...

Hope she does grow into a beautiful animal who is fast moving! :)

CRIZ LAI said...

She's a beauty JMB.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! :)

p/s: My kitties are surely happy to get all the attention each week. In fact, they are enjoying every minute of it. They are such naturals. :) Hey! They get rewarded after each shooting... yum yum :P

Rositta said...

Oh what a beautiful horse. What I would give to ride a beauty like that...ciao and Merry Christmas

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful... even standing still!

Sienna said...

A beautiful young horse, and I do love horses.

Wanted to wish you a merry xmas too.
We had some nice rain, harvest is over and as always, life has been interesting.
The sunshine is out and warm.

Best wishes from Australia.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Pretty good considering you are talking about a 1HP all terrain vehicle. ^_^

Mar said...

She is beautiful!!

Merry xmas, jmb :)