horseplayer

noun
horse·​play·​er | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌplā-ər How to pronounce horseplayer (audio) \

Definition of horseplayer

: one who habitually bets on horse races

Examples of horseplayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The better to handicap them later in events like the Breeders’ Cup, presuming horseplayers are not blinded by 3½-year-olds. Los Angeles Times, "Horse racing newsletter: Santa Anita to Los Alamitos deal appears dead," 10 Apr. 2020 Even as the world changes, horseplayers stay the same. Danielle Allentuck, New York Times, "Too Young to Qualify for the 2020 Olympics? Not Anymore," 10 Apr. 2020 Old-school horseplayers should play the connections alone. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Gift Box, Maximum Security return this weekend," 15 June 2019 Our goal is to deliver an ultra-competitive racing product with more entries and high-quality horses that appeal to bettors and horseplayers nationwide. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Turfway Park 'shocked, disappointed' by Churchill Downs' 'recent attack'," 6 Sep. 2019 Thank you to all of the dedicated horseplayers, horsemen, owners, front-side personnel and fans for your participation and support of Golden Gate Fields. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Count Fleet comes in at No. 4 in Triple Crown ratings," 7 June 2018 Also on Twitter, @BetKeeneland is an interactive handle that provides horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefitting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance through its Handicapper of the Day series. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Keeneland's spring meet opens Friday. Here are 5 things to know before going to the track," 5 Apr. 2018 Thank you to all of the dedicated horseplayers, horsemen, owners, front-side personnel and fans for your participation and support of Golden Gate Fields. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Count Fleet comes in at No. 4 in Triple Crown ratings," 7 June 2018 Also on Twitter, @BetKeeneland is an interactive handle that provides horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefitting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance through its Handicapper of the Day series. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Keeneland's spring meet opens Friday. Here are 5 things to know before going to the track," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of horseplayer

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Horseplayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horseplayer. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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