Definition of horse race
: a close contest (as in politics)
Examples of horse race in a sentence
The election is sure to become a horse race by early summer.
First Known Use of horse race
HORSE RACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horse race for English Language Learners
: an event in which horses race and people bet on which horse will win
: a close contest
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