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flat race

n.
A horserace run over level ground with no obstacles such as fences or hazards.
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In particular they'll be keen to get their two high-profile Flat races of the season, the Warwickshire Oaks and the Eternal Stakes.
While Al Marri topped the pack of riders competing in the Purebred Arabian endurance horses' category, the Spanish duo of Alejandro Dachs Izquierdo and Nuria Serrabassa Fabre made it a 1-2 in the category for Purebred Arabian horses that have earlier in their careers races in flat races.
The trigger for stewards to review a rider's use of the whip remains eight times or more for Flat races and nine times or more over jumps.
Henderson has a great record with the small team he races on the level and while Sentry Duty was beaten on his only hurdling start, he had won six Flat races on the continent.
The highlight of the Flat races on the card are undoubtedly the Group Three Betfred Classic Trial and the Group Two betfred.com Mile.
Darragh, who weighs only 4st, has been setting the equestrian world alight since he started riding in flat races last year.
"And there is a chance we could lose the other flat races which would leave us with just the Whitbread and one other chase.
"Every year our Flat races are consistently as popular as the jump races among punters and betting is strong.
Flat races are normally run over a distance of between four to 20 furlongs (one furlong is 200 metres) and the oft-mentioned aACAyClassic' distance is a mile and a half or 2,400 metres.
Then, a load of kids threw themselves into flat races, obstacle races, egg and spoon races and the like with gusto.
"We never imagined he was going to win Flat races - we thought he would be a hurdler - and if he carries on like this he won't be going jumping."