- a horse that is regularly entered in stake races.
Origin of stake horse
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for stake horse
His race showed that Trainer John Morris has been doing some good work with the colt and has a stake-horse in his stable.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921
John Lawrence O'Connor