Data from: Racehorses are getting faster


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Title 1850_2012_elite_winners
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Description Speeds (yard/sec) of winners of elite thoroughbred horse races run in Great Britain on the turf (flat only) between 1850 and 2012. Data were sourced from Ruff’s Guide to the Turf (1850-1951 annual editions), the Raceform Flat Annual (1949-1994) and Raceform Interactive (1996-2012;
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Title 1997_2012
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Description Speed of horses in GB flat races run on the turf between 1997 and 20012. Data were sourced from Raceform Interactive (
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Sharman P, Wilson AJ (2015) Racehorses are getting faster. Biology Letters, 11(6): 20150310.

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