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Filly is also a town in Belgium.


A filly is a female horse, specifically one which has not reached sexual maturity. This usually means it is under 24 months of age. After it reaches maturity it is known as a mare. Female symbol Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces egg cells. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... A mare is a female horse. ...


In Thoroughbred horse racing, the definitions of "filly" and "mare" are slightly different. In this context, female horses are not classified as "mares" until they are five-year-olds—more precisely, on the fifth January 1 (for horses born in the Northern Hemisphere) or August 1 (for horses born in the Southern Hemisphere) after their actual date of birth. Harness racing sets the cut off age for "mares" as four years. The Thoroughbred is a horse breed developed in 18th century England when English mares were bred with imported Arabian stallions to create a distance racer. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Northern Hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... The Southern Hemisphere of Earth highlighted in yellow. ... A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ...


The equivalent male is a colt. When either are very young they can also be referred to as foals. The term Colt, when used by itself, can refer to: A firearm produced by Colts Manufacturing Company, founded by Samuel Colt. ... A foal is a young horse of either gender; a female foal is called a filly, while a male foal is called a colt. ...


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Randwick trainer Bob Pearse hopes his filly Bella Corona, which came within a half-length of gaining a prized start in the Golden Slipper earlier this year, can take the next step at Randwick today.
Bella Corona emerged as one of the most consistent fillies during the autumn, finishing among the placegetters in each of her six runs, winning twice.
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Filly - definition of Filly in Encyclopedia (142 words)
A filly is a female horse, specifically one which has not reached sexual maturity.
In Thoroughbred horse racing, the definitions of "filly" and "mare" are slightly different.
In this context, female horses are not classified as "mares" until they are five-year-olds—more precisely, on the fifth January 1 (for horses born in the Northern Hemisphere) or July 1 (for horses born in the Southern Hemisphere) after their actual date of birth.
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