noun, often capitalized
stan·​dard·​bred | \ ˈstan-dərd-ˌbred How to pronounce standardbred (audio) \

Definition of standardbred

: any of a breed of trotting and pacing horses developed in the U.S., noted for speed and stamina, and used especially in harness racing

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Riders brought their ponies, thoroughbreds, clydesdales and standardbreds to Pimlico to walk in the footsteps of such champions as Secretariat, Seabiscuit, American Pharoah, Cigar and Justify., "Digest (July 8): 23-year-old jockey Jevian Toledo excelling at Laurel Park," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of standardbred

1921, in the meaning defined above

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