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horse·raceor horse race (hôrs′rās′)
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).
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horse race(ˈhɔːsˌreɪs) or
an organized race between jockeys and their mounts
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1. a contest of speed among horses on a racetrack.
2. any formidable contest or competition: a horse race among four candidates.
horse′ rac`ing, (n. )
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|Noun||1.||horse 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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