post time

noun

Definition of post time 

: the designated starting time of a horse race

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The fog at Pimlico Race Course has gotten worse, making both turns and much of the backstretch impossible to see from the grandstands a little more than an hour before Preakness post time. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Justify wins the 143rd Preakness Stakes in a close finish to keep alive Triple Crown bid," 19 May 2018 Beginning Thursday, first post time at Golden Gate Fields will change from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. That change will go for the remainder of the meeting, which concludes June 10. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Newsletter reporting live from Churchill Downs," 3 May 2018 The post time for Belmont is scheduled for 6:37 p.m. ET on NBC. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump ditches G-7 summit, Justify charges toward history, French Open finals: 5 things to know this weekend," 9 June 2018 Three years ago, after a win in the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah got 9-10 odds at the Preakness’ post time. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Justify is the early favorite in the Preakness, but he's also far from a sure thing," 12 May 2018 The race is scheduled to start at 6:46 p.m. ET, with the post time scheduled for 12 minutes earlier. Nihal Kolur, SI.com, "What Time Does The Kentucky Derby Start? Race Date, Time, Details," 4 May 2018 To say our goodbyes to the earlier post times, especially Mimosa Sunday, join me by just clicking here. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Our weekly handicapping lesson and more," 28 Apr. 2018 There is a 50 percent chance of rain at post time Saturday. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Bob Baffert 'not really worried' about Justify on muddy Preakness track," 18 May 2018 Golden State is a heavy favorite to win their second-straight title and as of post time Thomas had received nearly 5,000 retweets. Nina Mandell, For The Win, "Joe Thomas tops ex-teammate's pledge, offers to buy signed Steph Curry jersey if Warriors win," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of post time

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for post time

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