Currently, there are over 100 different horse breeds in the world.

Below, we will rank the top 7 of the world’s most highly rated racing horses.


Thoroughbred was a cross between Arabian stallion and England mare since the end of the 17th century. Thoroughbred is the name of the breed and not in a pure sense. The Thoroughbred was unable to give birth, hence the name.

For more than 300 years of its history, the breed has been constantly improved to accumulate the essentials of a professional steed.

Thoroughbred tall, strong, beautiful body and indispensable extremely strong speed. The fastest velocity of this breed is 60km/h.

Appaloosa horse

Appaloosa is a spotted horse breed bred by Nez Percé in Idaho, USA from the famous Asian horse line in the Middle Ages. This horse is about 1.4m high, weighs about 500 kg and is extremely smart agile, durable.

Thanks to its distinctive jaguar-like fur, Appaloosa is often used in performances or movies.

Akhal – Teke

Its galloping speed is extremely fast and is very resistant to endurance. According to legend, Emperor Han Wuy offers a generous reward to anyone who can find him a purebred blood horse, Akhal – Teke perfectly meets this requirement, but this horse is hard to live at China and thus cannot live long.

Andalusian horse

Andalucia is a Spanish horse, coming from the Iberian Peninsula, where their ancestors lived for thousands of years. With the power of a warhorse, Andalucia is greatly appreciated by the Spanish nobility.


The breed’s name comes from the fact that they are always used to race 1/4 mile races. This horse breed is the mix between pure horses and Spanish horses.

Some of these stallions can reach speeds of up to 88km/h. This breed is faster than Thoroughbred in short races but not as tough.

Quarter is from 1.5 to 1.6m high and weighs 450kg, chest wide, short neck, horsehair usually only one color. Currently, this breed is often used for animal husbandry.

British horses

British horses have a large stature from 1.4 to 1.5m, weighs about 400kg, often reddish brown or pink horse or white – white horse. Their bodies are well proportioned and strong.

The British Empire was the most powerful wartime thanks to this warhorse. Currently, the British horses is the favorite horse in the race.

Hackney horse

Hackney horses are famous for their speed and beauty originating in the Netherlands. It is graceful and agile thanks to their size. Hackney varieties often have a glossy black coat, characterized by a long mane fluttering in the wind. Their limbs are relatively short and strong.