claiming race


noun Horse Racing.

a race in which any horse entered can be purchased at a fixed price by anyone who has made a bid or claim before the start of the race.

Nearby words

  1. claim,
  2. claim check,
  3. claim-jumper,
  4. claimant,
  5. claimer,
  6. claimsman,
  7. clair,
  8. clair de lune,
  9. clair, rené,
  10. clair-de-lune

Compare selling race.

Origin of claiming race

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for claiming race

claiming race

noun

US and Canadian horse racing a race in which each owner declares beforehand the price at which his horse will be offered for sale after the race
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