November 06, 2020

Birthdays Made Simple

There are only two birth dates for the world's thoroughbred horses, no matter what month they were born during the year.

Every thoroughbred horse in the Northern Hemisphere has the same birthday - January 1st. In the Southern Hemisphere, that date is August 1st. Why? Because it standardises the industry and allows horses to be categorised by age for racing purposes.

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Published: February 19, 2020
Last updated: November 06, 2020