Steeple chaser

one who rides in a steeple chase; also, a horse trained to run in a steeple chase.

See also: Steeple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The steeple chaser won the race in 1973 and 1974 and came home second in the following two years - an unparalleled record.
CONFIDENT Steeple chaser Helen Clitheroe is keen to win.
As a former steeple chaser, I hated all the stretching.
When it comes to stretching I can't argue with him - as a former steeple chaser, I hated all the stretching.
Steeple chaser: eventual winner Misty Dancer (left) on the first circuit at Warwick yesterday JON WINTER
"Betfair has been a fantastic sponsor since the inaugural Betfair Chase in 2005 with some superb races in this time - winners that have included the greatest staying steeple chaser of the 21st century, Kauto Star, whose statue now stands at Haydock Park.
At West Street in Glasgow city centre, where major works were carried out for the M74, you would need to be a steeple chaser to get over the "ponds" of water at each junction.
Like many critics, Conroy regrets the educational implications and market justifications that accompany the movement toward standards and benchmarks, trends that Conroy claims "turn education into a racecourse, the teachers into horse trainers and children into steeple chasers" (2004, p.