Cheetahs are actually the fastest land mammals which can run up to 70mph! The gazelle, its pray, is second on the list. Hope this helps!
The quarterhorse seems to be the fastes of all horse breeds, which accounts for its name (it can out pace any horse for about a quarter mile). Depending on the source it is listed the 3rd of 6th fastest land mammal, but the sources agree it has a top speed of roughly 50mph, but does not have the endurance of other horses such as the thoroughbred which is commonly used for racing.
Though they aren’t nearly as fast as cheetahs, racehorses are among the fastest land mammals. A thoroughbred racehorse can run at speeds of up to 40mph. Quarter horses can reach speeds of 50mph over short distances.
The Quarter Horse is an exceptional sprinter deriving its name from its ability to outdistance other horses in a race of a quarter mile or less. It is the most popular breed within the United States with almost 5 million horses registered worldwide. Although not as fast as the cheetah, they can reach up to 47 miles per hour and is considered the sixth fastest mammal in the world.
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