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The Thoroughbred is a horse breed in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Most coat types will need to be tamed from the wild. The high-performance Brindle variant can only be purchased at the Strawberry stable or taken from a bandit during a random ambush event at Twin Stack Pass. Thoroughbreds tend to have higher speed and acceleration, but lower health and stamina. Its handling gives it higher reactivity and agility.

Catalogue Description

Known for their mastery of racing and jumping, their gait is powerful, exhibiting agility and speed. The withers are high, the back short, the body lean and the chest deep. Thoroughbred horses are racehorses and will carry out maximum exertion for long periods, if the rider requests it. Our line of Thoroughbreds is the finest of any catalogue, auction house or equestrian concern.


Thoroughbreds are race horses, identifiable by their lean legs, athletic build and deep chest. The Blood Bay and Dapple Gray are found in the wild, while the Brindle coat is purchasable. A unique Seal Brown coat is also discoverable. This breed is famous for Speed and agility, though can be clumsy if pushed too far. Their good Stamina and Acceleration make them perfect for racing short distances.

The Dappled Black Thoroughbred is available by purchasing the Special Edition or Ultimate Edition of the game. The Black Chestnut Thoroughbred is only available in Red Dead Online by pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition.[1]

Coat styles

Coat Base Value (in $) Health Stamina Speed Acceleration Source
Blood Bay 130.00 3 3 4 3 Wild
Brindle 450.00 3 3 7 5 Strawberry stable
Dapple Grey 130.00 3 3 4 3 Wild
Dappled Black - 3 3 7 5 Only available through the Special or Ultimate Edition of Redemption 2.
Black Chestnut - 3 3 7 5 Only available through the Ultimate Edition of Redemption 2. Only available in Red Dead Online.
Seal Brown - 4 4 6 4 Story Mode

Special variants


The horse of John Marston in 1907. Rachel has a "Seal Brown" coat and becomes available for the player as soon as they reach the epilogue. As the player's default horse in the epilogue, Rachel can be stabled, sold, re-styled and equipped with better gear. Due to her being a unique horse, she cannot be re-obtained if sold or killed.


Video Overview


Red Dead Redemption 2 Horses - Thoroughbred Overview