flat race

nounTrack, Horse Racing.
  1. 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

Other words from flat race

  • flat racing, noun

Words Nearby flat race

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How to use flat race in a sentence

  • Then came a good flat race, three out of five horses coming in neck and neck.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • I saw one gallant fellow racing up quite alone, never stopping, running as a man runs a flat race.

    Letters from France | C. E. W. Bean
  • This course was well in view of the grand stand, as well as from the middle of the flat-race course.

    A Danish Parsonage | John Fulford Vicary
  • Why, I would not cross that brute's back in a flat race, let alone a steeple-chase.

    Jack Harkaway in New York | Bracebridge Hemyng
  • It was a flat race of course, for you can walk from one end of the country to the other without meeting a fence of any kind.

    Under the Red Crescent | Charles S. Ryan