a race in which part of the prize or purse is put up by the owners of the horses nominated to run in the race.
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How to use stake race in a sentence
If I knew anything 'bout a four-mile stake race, I'd try to mislay the name of it.Old Man Curry | Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
If I could ever get her safely away from the post in a stake race, yes; sure as anything on earth.The Garden of Eden | Max Brand
It was even said that he had procured a jockey to throw a stake race.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight | Mathew Joseph Holt