• Depends on what they race. Most sprinters weight no more then a thousand pounds to 1500 pounds because they want a fast, light horse with quick exceleration since the break is the most important part of the race. They are also usally smaller horses at about 15 to 15 and half hands because they need to be easier to manouver in a short time. Long distance runners are about 1500 to 2000 pounds so they have the lung capacity to go further. They also don't need such a fast exceleration out of the gate because they don't open up till the end. They are usally about 15 and half hands or taller so they have a longer stride. Now their are exceptions to this rule like John Henry who was only 15 hands and could beet the best of the best bigger horses at the long distance game.

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