Top Performers

Top Performer Thoroughbreds - Bred For Agility and Speed

Stormy Jack-Santa Anita ParkThoroughbreds are classified among the "hot-blooded" breeds, which are animals bred for speed and agility, and are generally considered spirited and bold. Top Performer quality Thoroughbreds are distinguished by having won or been in the money on all three types of track surfaces: 

  • Dirt
  • Synthetic
  • Turf

Top Performer Thoroughbreds have a well-chiseled head on a long neck, high withers, a deep chest, a short back, good depth of hindquarters, a lean body, and long legs. And, they are bred to run very fast and become Top Performer Thoroughbreds.

Thoroughbred Race Horse Conformation

banged his eyeThoroughbred Conformation is the blending of the various body parts and how well they fit together visually and physically to create a running machine.  The Thoroughbred's conformation is what makes it an ideal runner, capable of covering more than twenty feet in a single stride while reaching speeds of up to forty miles per hour.

The typical Thoroughbred averaging 16 hands (64 inches, 163 cm). They are most often bay, seal brown, chestnut, black, or gray. Less common colors seen in the U.S. include roan and palomino. White is very rare, but is a recognized color separate from gray.

The rear legs act much like springs as they bend and straighten during running. This tremendous "spring power" helps thrust the horse forward as its front legs provide "pull."

The Thoroughbred's head and long neck also help make running smooth and rhythmic. The neck moves in synchrony with the forelegs, aiding in forward motion and extending the "arc of flight," the time the Thoroughbred literally is airborne.

  • The heart of the Thoroughbred is about the size of volleyball and usually weighs about 10 lbs.  The massive heart of the racehorse can pump up to 75 gallons of blood per minute during a race.
  • The eyes are large and intelligent, not sunken, bulging or too close together.  The nostrils are big to allow for massive air intake to fuel the body.  Ears are alert, pointing, and moving in all directions.

To Learn More About Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms or any of our Standing Stallion Stud Fees, Call Ranch Manager Nadine Anderson (951) 201-2278, email Nadine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Or Fill Out Our Contact Us Form

Chaulk O Lattey

Chaulk O Lattey led all the way to win the $55,000 feature by a neck at Santa Anita on Friday, October 16, 2015. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Chaulk O Lattey ran a mile on the turf in 1:37.09 and aid $4.20, $2.60 and $2.20 as the even-money favorite. The victory, worth $42,900, increased Chaulk O Lattey's career earnings to $217,848, with four wins in nine starts for trainer Richard Baltas.

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP
30500 State Street
Hemet, CA 92543 
Office 951-925-8957
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Ranch Manager Nadine Anderson
Cell: (951) 201-2278

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