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flat race

noun, Track, Horse Racing.
a race run on a level track having no hurdles, water jumps, hedges, or the like to hinder the speed of the entrants.
Origin of flat race
First recorded in 1840-50
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flat racing, noun Unabridged
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  • Largs Regatta in 1892 will long be remembered; it was no flat racing, but real steeplechasing in the Clyde.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
British Dictionary definitions for flat racing

flat racing

  1. the racing of horses on racecourses without jumps
  2. (as modifier): the flat-racing season
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