Definition of Standardbred in US English:


(also standardbred)


North American
  • A horse of a breed able to attain a specified speed, developed especially for trotting.

    • ‘The purpose of racing Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and greyhounds is to promote individual excellence.’
    • ‘She breeds her own Standardbreds.’
    • ‘Permanent identifying marks on Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds, however, are believed to be a deterrent to horse thieves.’
    • ‘In addition to Thoroughbreds, breeding rights to Standardbreds, Quarter Horses, and American Saddlebreds will be on offer.’
    • ‘Last year, we placed 275 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds into carefully screened and monitored homes in 28 states.’