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.
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Origin of claiming race
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for claiming race
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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