Definitions

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  • noun Australia, New Zealand A race competitor or competition entrant who or that places among the top three (or other number chosen to receive recognition and/or a prize), or in a specified position (place).
  • noun horse racing, Australia, New Zealand A horse that finishes among the first three of a race, or in a specified place.

Etymologies

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From place +‎ getter.

Examples

  • A friend of mine who has been a judge says that sometimes there is an argument over the winner and neither side will give in, so the win goes to the third placegetter!

    Aurealis Awards: some statistics for Fantasy Novels

  • Williams has had nine Melbourne Cup rides without being on a placegetter.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Godolphin's 2009 Arc De Triomphe placegetter Cavalryman has been allocated 55kg with emerging stablemate Lost In The Moment given 53kg, the same weight carried by the stable's past two Cup placegetters Crime Scene (second, 2009) and Beekeeper (third, 2002).

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Caulfield Cup placegetter Vigor kicks off what will be a limited campaign in the Carlyon Cup.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Quidnunc is by Darley's former champion racehorse and resident super stallion Lonhro and is the second foal out of Dorky, a multiple stakes placegetter who ran sixth in Polar Success's

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • But, chief steward Ray Murrihy said he believed that Prebble had a duty of care to sixth placegetter Solar Charged, who received interference when Crystal Lily dived out abruptly over the final 150 metres.

    The Age News Headlines

  • But, chief steward Ray Murrihy said he believed that Prebble had a duty of care to sixth placegetter Solar Charged, who received interference when Crystal Lily dived out abruptly over the final 150 metres.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Meanwhile, another Albury Gold Cup placegetter, the Brian Cox-trained He's An Angel, made something of a return to form at Bendigo yesterday.

    The Border Mail - Front Page

  • The AJC Australian Oaks is the mission for Guineas third placegetter Run For Naara who finished 1-3/4 lengths behind Zabrasive and Rock Classic.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Dorky also produced Lonhro's first-ever stakes performer, the smart Segolene, a third placegetter in the Debutant Stakes at Caulfield two years ago.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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