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  • n. A competitive race for horses carrying jockeys; often the subject of betting
  • n. An exciting and arduous competition (as in a political campaign).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a race by horses; a match of horses in running or trotting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A race by horses; a match of horses in running.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a contest of speed between horses; usually held for the purpose of betting
  • v. compete in a horse race


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  • The Racing Stable Manager/Aspiring Trainer course offers instruction in horse care, training and conditioning, medication procedures and restrictions, horse race procedures such as declarations and scratches and the claiming process, the client-trainer relationship, stable maintenance, and record keeping and scheduling.

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  • The substance of virtually all those letters was ignored by the media, which treated the evolving story as more of a horse race between competing claims: “Ban Three-in-One Jab, Urge Doctors After New Fears” and “Doctors Link Autism to MMR Vaccination” one day, “Research Rejects Autism Link with Vaccine” and “Triple Jab Is Safe, Says Medical Chief” the next.

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  • At the Games I won the spear-throwing and the jumping, and a silly horse race with little Minyan ponies.

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  • Another example of how life still has the odds stacked in its favor: All horse races could be won by cheetahs; that's why it calls them "horse" races, and limits them to equestrian entries.
    (Disturbing corollary that shouldn't be mentioned in polite city company: "If man's mind could make the rules it'd have a lot better chance.")

    --Jan Cox

    August 19, 2007