A filly is a femalehorse, 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 Thoroughbredhorse 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. ...
In this context, femalehorses 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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