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horse race

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

horse racing

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