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Pull a Fast One
The Racehorse cover is a simple black silhouette of a horse and jockey a beautiful marbled blue stained glass background.
The fused-glass process allows Switchables to create nightlight covers like none you've ever seen before. Instead of being folded and soldered, as are traditional Switchables covers, these pieces of glass are fused together with flash heat for more brilliant colors and intricate designs. Bits and strips of glass are bonded to a slightly curved, clear or colored background panel. Covers with "SF" item numbers use the fused glass process.
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sorry, we are permanently sold out -- clicking that link will take you away from our store). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup.
Are you curious...?
People have been racing horses ever since the animal was domesticated. The question of whose horse was the fastest was of more than passing interest when people relied on them for hunting and combat. Nowadays it's all about gambling, and you can bet that ancient people were wagering on outcomes, too. While the basic idea is simply to see which horse can cover a given distance the fastest, the format of horse races varies according to the length and shape of the track, placement of obstacles, allowable breeds, and similar restrictions designed to level the playing field. Ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of chariot races, for example, whereas British royalty raised thoroughbred racing to "the sport of kings." Thoroughbreds can all trace their ancestry back to three horses owned by British aristocrats.
Variations in race formats and track conditions, plus the differences between breeds, make it hard to name the fastest horse of all time. The names that come up most frequently are Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Man O War, but the best time on record belongs to Winning Brew, who hit 70.76 km/h (43.97 mph) over two furlongs in 2008 (a furlong is 1/8 of a mile).