harness horse


: a horse for racing or working in harness

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lim have invested more than $1 billion to date in Empire, which owns and manages Resorts World Catskills—a casino resort nestled in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York—as well as the nearby Monticello Raceway, a harness horse racing track. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 The legislation was also filed that would likely mean the end of harness horse racing at Pompano Park. Skyler Swisher, sun-sentinel.com, 14 May 2021 He is rescued by a book — the tale of the great American harness horse Hambletonian — and the second book is cunningly there within the first, embedded inside the story. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 13 May 2020 Again, a winner of nine of 10 starts and $924,453, continues to top the weekly national pool of the top harness horse in training. Dennis Manoloff, cleveland.com, 1 May 2018 The town of Windsor has a rich history of harness horse racing, from informal races down Palisado Avenue in the late 1800s, to thousands of spectators gathering for organized events at the half-mile Sage Park track in the early 1900s. Steven Goode, Courant Community, 14 Apr. 2018 Flair was there as a celebrity guest set to announce the harness horse of the year. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, 1 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harness horse was in 1861

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“Harness horse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harness%20horse. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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