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The Horse’s Birthday


In Australia, every horse has its birthday on the first day of August each year.. 
All thoroughbreds have the same birthday so that their ages can be standardized for comparison because of the historical lack of records of actual birth days.

All thoroughbreds celebrate their birthdays on the same date, January 1 in the Northern hemisphere and August 1 in the Southern hemisphere.

After the first time a horse is alive on August 1st it is considered a yearling. The next August 1st is it’s 2nd birthday and it is considered 2 years old, even though it could conceivably be one year one day old.


Click on the images below for some interesting newsletter articles and activity ideas to celebrate this special event.


























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