trotting race


noun

a horse race using trotters.

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Origin of trotting race

First recorded in 1830–40
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Example sentences from the Web for trotting race

  • But let me show you a trotting-race, where the sweet little winner goes his measured mile in two minutes and a half.

    The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant

British Dictionary definitions for trotting race

trotting race

noun

NZ a race for standard-bred horses driven in sulkies and harnessed in a special way to cause them to use the correct gaitAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): harness race
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