claim·​er | \ˈklā-mər \

Definition of claimer 

1 : one that claims

2a : claiming race

b : a horse running in a claiming race

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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 The feature is the seventh, a one mile optional claimer for horses 3 and up, going for $45,000. John Cherwa,, "Racing! CHRB ready to tackle Golden Gate issue," 12 July 2018 There are three turf races on the card, six races are claimers and four of the races are for maidens. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Magnum Moon wins, but drops in Jon White’s Kentucky Derby poll," 20 Apr. 2018 The bad news is that the race was an optional claimer and Peter Miller grabbed the 4-year-old for Rockingham Ranch. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Los Alamitos puts its first day of the meeting in the books," 29 June 2018 There is one more turf race on the card, the fifth, a claimer also down the hill. John Cherwa,, "Racing! The latest from Jon White and his Kentucky Derby poll," 13 Apr. 2018 The feature is likely the seventh, and allowance/optional claimer going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Jon White’s Preakness rankings are in the house," 11 May 2018 Five of the races are claimers, with the top purse being $22,000. John Cherwa,, "Racing! The sad part of horse racing," 6 July 2018 Toledo, 23, came up the inside to guide Silhouette LLC's Bowsprit ($8.80) to victory in the third race, a $24,000 starter optional claimer over the Fort Marcy turf course., "Digest (July 8): 23-year-old jockey Jevian Toledo excelling at Laurel Park," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of claimer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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