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Horses' Birthday

1 August 1945, The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), page 20

…It’s August first which means every  Australian horse just got a year older .…

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Focus on a superhorse TELEVISION TV

11 June 1975, The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), page 39

…Well, originally it only applied to race horses . The reason for having an official birth date for thoroughbreds like  Phar Lap  and trotters like  Hondo Grattan  is because horses are raced according to age and in order to alleviate confusion when entering horses in races, their date of birth is deemed to be on August 1st of the year in which they were born.…