Definition of Orloff
: a Russian breed of trotting horses evolved by interbreeding Dutch, Frisian, and Arabian horses and including a large heavy harness horse that is usually black and a lighter speedier horse that is commonly gray and is sometimes used for racing
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Origin and Etymology of orloff
after Count Aleksei Grigorievich Orlov †1808 Russian nobleman who started the breed
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