horse race


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horse·race

or horse race  (hôrs′rās′)
n.
1. A contest in which horses ridden by jockeys are raced against each other.
2. A closely fought contest or competition: "The election appears now to be a horse race" (New York Times).

horse′rac′ing n.

horse race

(ˈhɔːsˌreɪs) or

horserace

n
an organized race between jockeys and their mounts

horse′ race`

1. a contest of speed among horses on a racetrack.
2. any formidable contest or competition: a horse race among four candidates.
[1580–85]
horse′ rac`ing, (n. )
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horse race - a contest of speed between horseshorse race - a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
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
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And Miss Barry took us up to the grandstand to see the horse races.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.
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AaAaAaAa Romanet praised the efforts of the Royal Horse Race Club and its support to the horse races organized in the Sultanate.
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