horse race

Definitions of horse race
  1. noun
    a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
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    claiming race
    a horse race in which each owner declares before the race at what price his horse will be offered for sale after the race
    selling race
    a horse race in which the winning horse must be put up for auction
    harness race, harness racing
    a horse race between people riding in sulkies behind horses that are trotting or pacing
    stake race
    a horse race in which part of the prize is put up by the owners of the horses in the race
    steeplechase
    a horse race over an obstructed course
    thoroughbred race
    a race between thoroughbred horses
    derby
    an annual horse race, especially one limited to three-year-old horses
    Kentucky Derby
    an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
    Preakness
    an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland
    Belmont Stakes
    an annual race for three-year-old horses; held on Long Island at Elmont, New York
    Grand National
    an annual steeplechase run in Liverpool, England
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    race
    a contest of speed
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