Simply put, f!llies weren’t
invited to the party.
** A primo example of 19th Century horses made of steel, highly regarded, regardless of gender: Kincsem (Hungarian for “My Treasure,” or “My Precious”), a chestnut filly foaled in 1874, won 54 times–yes, you read that correctly–she won 54 races during her career. Her sire, Cambuscan, was owned by Queen Victoria and sold to Hungarian interests, who raced her all over Europe. She earned her way into national icon status. She trounced her competitors, without exception–male and female alike.
*** Dr. Pauline Entin:
Entin, P.L. Do racehorses and Greyhound
dogs exhibit a gender difference in running speed? Equine
and Comparative Exercise Physiology. 4(3/4): 135-140,
2008 Dr. Pauline Entin, Northern Arizona University