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

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Give him the slight edge in what looks like a very well matched claiming race. Mike Battaglia, The Courier-Journal, "Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia's free picks for Friday at Churchill Downs," 21 June 2018 First post is at 12:45 p.m. 1st race PEARL'S OPINION makes her first start for Tom Amoss who drops her into a claiming race. Mike Battaglia, The Courier-Journal, "Mike Battaglia's free expert picks and tips for Tuesday at Churchill Downs," 30 Apr. 2018 With 8,000 victories, Asmussen trails only Dale Baird (9,445) for most career victories among North American trainers. Ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Lookin At Lee won an optional-claiming race with a time of 1:43.60 over 1 1/16 miles. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Combatant's trainer gets 8,000th win ahead of Kentucky Derby 2018 run," 5 May 2018 Give her the slight edge in what looks like a very well-matched claiming race. Mike Battaglia, The Courier-Journal, "Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia's free picks for Saturday at Churchill Downs," 8 June 2018 This is a weak maiden $20,000 claiming race at a mile, and a bad, bad group, how poor? John Cherwa,, "Racing! Class is in session for the Rob Henie handicapping lesson," 31 Mar. 2018 One is to sell the horse at a claiming race; the other is to ship it to Mexico, where it will be destroyed. Michael Heaton,, "'Lean on Pete' is a real heartbreaker (review)," 27 Apr. 2018 There is only one sprint on Friday’s card, the sixth, a claiming race, all the rest are at least 1 mile. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Santa Anita cancels card; Jon White’s top 10 Kentucky Derby horses," 23 Mar. 2018 The early program featured two higher-value claiming races. Hal Lundgren, Houston Chronicle, "Howboutthiscowgirl wins Two Altazana Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park," 17 Mar. 2018

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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