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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.
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They were afterwards entertained by feats of agility and horseraces; indeed, their visit to the village seemed the signal for complete festivity.
By James Burn A BRILLIANT horserace deserves a memorable call and that is exactly what Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot got from Simon Holt, whose commentary had echoes of his legendary accompaniment to Best Mate's third Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2004.
Manama, July 14 (BNA): Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club's Executive Director, Shaikh Salman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, announced that Bahrain will be officially organising its first-ever international horserace.
Tribune News Network Doha Commentator Gary Capewell has been presented with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian (QREC) Award for his impact on racing at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel on Monday.
Gary Capewell has been presented with the much coveted Qatar Racing and Equestrian (QREC) Award at the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel on December 3.
TOAST OF NEW YORK bids for an unlikely victory in America's richest horserace, the Pegasus World Cup (10.35, ATR), at Gulfstream Park, Florida, tonight.
The award was presented from the Horserace Writers and
Riyadh, Jumada I 16, 1437, Feb 25, 2016, SPA -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will patronage, on Saturday the annual grand festival of horse race, on the trophy of the Founder King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud, at King Abdulaziz Horserace Field, in Janadriyah.
They exchanged talks on the strong UAE-UK relations on the sidelines of the Derby horserace at Epsom Downs racetrack.
THE British Horseracing Authority has welcomed George Osborne's Budget announcement that the Government will "support the British Racing industry introducing a Horserace Betting Right".
The Osaka District Court ruled Thursday that purchases of unsuccessful horserace betting slips can be counted as necessary expenses.
The recently installed chief executive of the British Horserace Authority felt it was right to amend whip regulations originally introduced in October.