About Italian Trotter Horses
Trotter is a harness racing horse developed over the last century by crossing
Thoroughbred stallions with French (Norman) trotters, Russian Trotters and
American Standardbred mares. The goal of the selection was to blend the speed
of the Standardbred with the stamina of the French Trotter. The result is a
large, physically powerful horse standing up to 17 hands (68 inches, 173 cm) at
the withers, with athletic ability and capable of defeating Standardbreds on
the race track.
The most famous
Italian trotting horse is certainly “Varenne”. He has won the equivalent of
6,400,000 euros in prize-money. He was born on
May 19TH 1995, the progeny of the stallion Waikiki Beach and the mare Ialmaz.
Varenne is the most successful horse of all time, the winner of 53 top prizes
including, two Amerique, three Lotteria, two Olympia Travet, the Breeders'
Crown, the Nations' Crown and the Derby. He holds the world record over two
kilometres and on the one-mile track.
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