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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.
References in classic literature ?
The only excesses indulged in by this temperate and exemplary people, appear to be gambling and horseracing.
Pontellier himself had no particular leaning toward horseracing, and was even rather inclined to discourage it as a pastime, especially when he considered the fate of that blue-grass farm in Kentucky.
LOS ANGELES -- Today, TVG, the leading interactive horseracing network, launched a year-round fantasy horseracing game on its Website, TVG.
8 -- (BNA): His Highness Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid bin Isa Al Khalifa the President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) expressed the Club's High Board welcoming the contribution of Viva-Bahrain in sponsoring and supporting the activities of horseracing sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain starting from the current season.
THE National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket is to receive the lion's share of the latest round of funding from the Racing Foundation.
That's the extent of the scandal that has rocked horseracing.
Manama, March 18 (BNA)-- Vice President of the Supreme Authority of the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa praised the kick-off of His Majesty King Hamad Cup horse racing event next Friday as an important annual event which epitomises support for the equestrian and horseracing sport, in general, and the Supreme Authority of the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club, in particular.
BUILDING work is set to get under way in September on the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket after Sheikh Mohammed stepped in to ensure its PS15 million fundraising target was hit.
Chopra, who reckons he has lost more than PS1million to bookies, says he cannot afford to defend himself against the British Horseracing Authority charges.
LOS ANGELES -- In a deal that will increase international exposure for TVG, America's Horseracing Network, the Company has signed an agreement with At The Races (ATR) and The Racing Network International (TRNi).
BNA) -- His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa , Deputy Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club High Committee has met the Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), Mr.
ONE must agree with Lee Mottershead's sentiments in his article on the BBC and horseracing (December 21).