racehorse

Definitions of racehorse
  1. noun
    a horse bred for racing
    synonyms: bangtail, race horse
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    Sir Barton
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1919
    Gallant Fox
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
    Omaha
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935
    War Admiral
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937
    Whirlaway
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1941
    Count Fleet
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1943
    Assault
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
    Citation
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    Secretariat
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
    Seattle Slew
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1977
    Affirmed
    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
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    thoroughbred
    a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
    pony
    an informal term for a racehorse
    yearling
    a racehorse considered one year old until the second Jan. 1 following its birth
    two year old, two-year-old horse
    a racehorse that is two years old
    three year old, three-year-old horse
    a racehorse that is three years old
    dark horse
    a racehorse about which little is known
    mudder
    a racehorse that runs well on a muddy racetrack
    nonstarter
    a horse that fails to run in a race for which it has been entered
    pacemaker, pacer, pacesetter
    a horse used to set the pace in racing
    trotter, trotting horse
    a horse trained to trot; especially a horse trained for harness racing
    pole horse
    the horse having a starting position next to the inside rail in a harness race
    type of:
    Equus caballus, horse
    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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