claiming race


Definition of claiming race

: a horse race in which each entry is offered for sale for a specified price that must be deposited before the race

Examples of claiming race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state Department of Fair Employment and Housing challenged the firing, claiming race discrimination. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2021 My Child Sbud, originally purchased for $16,000, was running in a $16,000 claiming race. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2021 His last race was a third-place finish in a claiming race at Santa Anita on Dec. 27. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2021 Bourbonic won a $50,000 maiden-claiming race on a good track on Dec. 20. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 On Saturday, My Child Sbud fractured his left front ankle while running in a claiming race and was euthanized later that day. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 Tampa Bay Downs, Soup and Sandwich won a three-horse allowance optional claiming race. Mark Inabinett |, al, 26 Apr. 2021 After a fifth-place finish in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis on Feb. 6 at Tampa Bay Downs, Known Agenda dropped in class to win an allowance optional claiming race on Feb. 26 at Gulfstream Park by 11 lengths. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 14 Apr. 2021 But the horse spiked a fever and altered those plans, with Prevalence ultimately winning an optional-claiming race on March 11 at Gulfstream. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of claiming race

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of claiming race was in 1935

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5 Dec 2021

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“Claiming race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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