THIS is the ‘monster’ that weighs 100st, escapes his stable for more food… and could just be the world’s biggest racehorse.
Meet Australian sensation Shinshinto.
This gigantic four-year-old is an absolute colossus – standing a whopping 18.2 hands from the ground to his shoulder blades, around 6ft 1ins.
That’s around ten inches taller than the average thoroughbred.
And for comparison, Holy Roller, widely considered to be the biggest racehorse ever, stood 18.1 hands.
Legendary Frankel was considered a decent size at 16.1 hands, while Grand National winner Tiger Roll measures a meagre 15.2 hands.
Shinshinto eats 10kg of grains a day, ‘never leaves a drop’ according to co-owner Marty Edwards and has even been known to snack on pigeons’ nests.
Weighing so much requires a diet of equally big proportions and, while a ‘gentle giant’, Shinshinto has been known to escape from his stable a few times in the search for more grub.
Trainer Dave Murphy has the task of keeping the horse – who has won two races from eight – in tip top shape.
He called Shinshinto a ‘monster’ and just keeping track of how much he eats seems a full-time job in itself – especially as he is still growing.