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Brooklyn "Brookie" Supreme (12 Apryle 1928 – 6 September 1948)[lower-alpha 1] wis a reid roan[4] Belgian couser notit for his extreme size. Awtho disputit, the horse mey be the warld record hauder for lairgest (but nae tawest) horse[3][6] an wis designatit the warld's hiviest horse.[7][1] He stuid 19.2 haunds (198 cm (6 ft 6 in)) taw an weched 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) wi a girth o 10 ft 2 in (3.10 m).[8][9][10][2]

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  1. Guinness Book of World Records states 12 Apryle 1928 – 6 September 1948.[1] Mony soorces leet na exact birthdate but state the years 1928[2]–1948.[3] Strangely, the soorce wi the maist speceefic information (includin an aincestor, foalin location, dates, an oreeginal awnership) indicates 6 Juin 1930 – 1950,[4] but anither soorce states that the horse placed "First in Yearling Stallion class and Reserve Junior Champion at the 1929 Iowa State Fair."[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McWhirter, Norris (1987). "World's Heaviest Horse". In Russel, Alan; Boehm, David A. Guinness Book of World Records (1988 ed.). Sterling Publishing Company. p. 43. ISBN 9780806965987. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Green, Sara (August 1, 2009). The Belgian Horse. Bellwether Media. p. 19. ISBN 9781612115955. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "[Unknown]". Equus. Equine Health Publications Company (251–254): 24. 1998. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Willoughby, David P. (1974). The Empire of Equus. A. S. Barnes. ISBN 9780498010477. 
  5. Telleen, Maurice (1991). "Brooklyn Supreme — The Largest Horse". A century of Belgian horses in America. M. B. Telleen. ISBN 9780962907609. 
  6. Porter, Valerie; Alderson, Lawrence; Hall, Stephen J. G.; Sponenberg, D. Phillip (2016). "American Belgian Draft (USA)". Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding. CABI. p. 434. ISBN 9781845934668. Retrieved February 14, 2017. 
  7. Jepsen, Stanley M. (1973). The Gentle Giants: The Story of Draft Horses. Arco. ISBN 9780668027656. 
  8. Widmayer, Paul E. (2014). The Strongest Animals in the World Are Herbivores. Bloomington, Indiana: West Bow Press. p. 39. ISBN 9781490826806. 
  9. "Picture of Brooklyn Supreme". RuralHeritage.com. Rural Heritage. 
  10. Tadlock, Annamaria. "The World's Biggest, Tallest, Largest Horses". ultimatehorsesite.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 29, 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2010.