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History: How fast can a horse run?

Reprinted from the May 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

With the Junior Cattlemen: How fast can a horse run?
By Grant MacEwan

‘One answer is “pretty fast”, but in this day when people are accustomed to measuring speed in terms of “miles per hour”, more specific information is called for. Quite obviously, horses vary widely in speed. Even the boys who ride horses to school know there is usually one in the school stable that can out-distance others. But how fast can a horse, bred and trained for racing, travel?’

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‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.

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