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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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 Six of the eight races are for claimers and there are three down-the-hill turf races. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Jon White’s first Belmont rankings," 25 May 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 The feature is probably the seventh, a one-mile allowance/optional claimer for horses 3 and up. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Coming Saturday: All-time Triple Crown rankings," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of claimer

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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