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horse race

a contest of speed among horses that either are ridden by jockeys or pull sulkies and their drivers.
any formidable contest or competition:
The primary election is expected to be a horse race among four opponents.
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horse racing

an organized sport, closely associated with gambling, in which riders race horses over dedicated courses, often incorporating hurdles.
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horse race


A serious contest; a hard-fought competition: Suddenly what looked like a shoo-in turned into a real horse-race (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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