morning line


Definition of morning line

: a bookmaker's list of entries for a race meet and the probable odds on each that is printed or posted before the betting begins

Examples of morning line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vasilika is the 5-1 third choice in the morning line behind 9-5 Rushing Fall, a four-time Grade 1 winner who has won all four of her starts at Keeneland, and 4-1 Uni. Larry Stumes,, "Hollendorfer’s Breeders’ Cup participation remains in jeopardy," 3 Oct. 2019 Irad Ortiz, who rode Gutierrez’s previous two winners at Gulfstream, will be aboard Thibaut, the 7-2 morning line favorite. Tom Jicha,, "Gulftstream Park stakes doubleheader: Claiming Crown, then Latin and Caribbean leaders face off," 6 Dec. 2019 My top pick is a mild price on the morning line, 6-1 shot Columbian Crusader, who makes his second career start after a five-length loss against maiden special weight company. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Jerry Hollendorfer loses in L.A. court," 18 Oct. 2019 The Preakness Stakes winner was installed as the 2-1 second choice behind 9-5 morning line favorite Tacitus during the Belmont Stakes draw on Tuesday at Citi Field in New York. John Cherwa,, "Tacitus, War Of Will early favorites after good draws for Belmont Stakes," 4 June 2019 The morning line favorite in a field of eight is trained by Dale Romans., "Clancy’s Call: Breeders Cup Day 1," 31 Oct. 2019 Based off the morning line, the Belmont Stakes boils down to two horses, War of Will and Tacitus. Liam Durbin,, "How to bet the 2019 Belmont Stakes: Liam Durbin handicaps the final leg of the Triple Crown," 6 June 2019 Bourbon War is the 7-2 third choice in the morning line for the Florida Derby. Tim Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Code of Honor, Hidden Scroll lead Florida Derby field," 29 Mar. 2019 Belmont Stakes runner-up Tacitus was the 5-2 morning line favorite. John Kekis, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby runner-up Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of morning line

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2020

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“Morning line.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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