Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What is a "blow out"?

A blow out, which is sometimes hyphenated, is a very short workout done against the clock. It's usually half a mile or less and the horse is run at full speed. It's designed to help a racehorse practice running flat out so that he speeds up correctly towards the finish line. Blow-outs are also used as a way of measuring a horse's raw speed.

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