Are male horses faster than female horses?
Male horses — known as stallions, geldings or colts depending on whether their manhood is still intact — far outnumber females — called fillies — on the track.
In British flat racing, 63% of horses are male, while 37% are female.
Are male horses larger than females?
Geldings will typically get larger than stallions due to the lack of extra sexual energy. The energy is directed to growth instead. Many horse breed standards require a mare (female) to look feminine and the gelding or stallion (male) to look masculine. So there is a slight size difference but it varies horse to horse.
Are race horses always male?
Race horses can be either male or female. (A female Thoroughbred is a filly until she turns 5, and then she is a mare.) Male horses, including geldings, race against each other, but with few exceptions, their races are also open to females.
Are stallions faster than geldings?
But by and large, geldings are easier to handle because they do not have their minds on sex every few seconds the way stallions do. Stallions and mares are a whole lot more stressed than geldings. So geldings, in general, are easier to handle because they have fewer distractions than horses of other genders.