The top speed at which the world’s fastest equine sprinter, the Quarter Horse, has been clocked is 55 mph. The fastest recorded race time for a Thoroughbred is 44 mph. The average equine gallop clocks in at about 27 mph.
Can Seabiscuit beat Secretariat?
Though Seabiscuit was a valiant competitor, only Secretariat managed to attain Triple Crown glory. … Secretariat won the 1973 Triple Crown, while Seabiscuit defeated the Triple Crown recipient in 1938.
Who was faster Seabiscuit or Secretariat?
SeaBiscuit was the horse for his time, but Secretariat in my estimation is THE Superhorse. … Secretariat still holds the fastest time for each of the Triple Crown races, winning the Kentucky Derby in 1 minute, 59.4 seconds, the Preakness in 1:53 and the Belmont in 2:24.
Is there a horse faster than Secretariat?
Secretariat’s record-shattering 2:24 for the 1.5 miles would put him considerably ahead of American Pharoah, who clocked 2:26.65. … To American Pharoah’s credit, he ran the last quarter mile nearly a full second faster than Secretariat did, but then again, Secretariat won by 31 lengths.