breed association

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breed association

organization that promotes the respective breeds of horses and registers horses that meet certain qualifications. A new association may admit horses that meet certain qualifications but whose parents are not registered; this is called an open association. The qualifications may be type, colour, or speed. Standardbred horses, for example, are admitted to the registry if they can trot a mile in 2 minutes 30 seconds, or pace a mile in 2 minutes 25 seconds. Older associations generally require that each horse have a registered sire and dam in order to qualify for registration. These are known as closed associations.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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