A person who regularly bets on horseraces.
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(Horse Racing) a person who regularly bets on horse races
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(ˈhɔrsˌpleɪ ər)

a habitual bettor on horse races.
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And make no mistake, this is a serious business, costing $200 to enter for a $20,000 first prize, plus a seat at the $1 million Horseplayer World Series in Las Vegas in January 2007.