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Most harness racehorses in Britain, North America and Australasia are Standardbreds, so called because the American harness studbook, begun last century, used the ability to cover a mile in a 'standard' time (initially 2 min 30 secs) as the criteria for entry. In Europe the French Trotter, the Sandinavian 'cold-blood' and the Russian Orlov are also used in harness racing, though standardbreds and standardbred crosses predominate everywhere except in France.

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