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stake horse

noun
  1. a horse that is regularly entered in stake races.
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Origin of stake horse

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Historical Examples of 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