Table 2.

Predicted and current record maximum speeds for dogs running a distance of 460–480 m

Predicted maximum speed (m s–1)
Plateau yearLogistic modelNo-trend modelCurrent recordAverage increase (%)
English Derby197117.05617.04817.0030.29
English Grand National197116.82616.82616.6730.92
English Oaks196616.95816.83816.8130.51
  • During the current plateau in speeds, there is no significant correlation between speed and year