claim·​er | \ ˈklā-mər How to pronounce claimer (audio) \

Definition of claimer

1 : one that claims
b : a horse running in a claiming race

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The field: The close second morning-line choice is Eddie Haskell (Kent Desormeaux, 9-5), who has four wins in six starts this year, the last coming in a Del Mar allowance optional claimer on July 24. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Stormy Liberal part of Del Mar’s big racing card Saturday," 16 Aug. 2019 Their 5-year-old gelding Flagstaff ($3.60), ridden by Victor Espinoza, won the fourth race, a $67,000 allowance claimer that was scratched down to four horses. San Diego Union-Tribune, "D’Amato scores weekend turf double, wins Del Mar Mile with Prince Earl," 18 Aug. 2019 Papa Mambo, the meet’s only five-time winner, was voted top claimer. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Emerald Downs president: ‘We are all optimistic’ after a horse-racing season with increase in daily handle," 24 Sep. 2018 Maiden win, optional claimer, Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont. Dick Jerardi,, "Perfection takes the form of Triple Crown winner Justify | Dick Jerardi," 10 June 2018 This is a $40,000 claimer at five furlongs on the turf, a level which can sometimes be quickly, sort of a gray area. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Michael Wrona is back," 3 Aug. 2019 Now, the gelding draws the comfortable outside post and moves up to a restricted $16,000 claimer that has conditions that allow horses that have won for $12,500 or less to qualify. John Cherwa,, "Racing! A visit with the backstretch workers," 21 June 2019 The horse is protected as well in this optional claimer race in a sign of optimism. John Cherwa,, "Racing! It’s the last two weeks at the Santa Anita meeting," 14 June 2019 Three of the races are restricted to Cal-breds and three races are claimers. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Seattle Slew is No. 3 in Triple Crown countdown; Jon White’s final Belmont rankings," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of claimer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of claimer was in the 15th century

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