post time


Definition of post time

: the designated starting time of a horse race

Examples of post time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While pre-race coverage begins in the early afternoon, post time for the main event is set for 7:01 p.m. ET. Allen Kim, CNN, "Kentucky Derby: How to watch and major storylines," 5 Sep. 2020 Future Stars Friday includes five races for 2-year-olds, headlined by the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (post time 4:15 p.m.). Star Tribune, "Breeders' Cup preview," 4 Nov. 2020 Swiss Skydiver's odds started at 6-1 but slipped to 11-1 by post time. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Swiss Skydiver wins Preakness Stakes over Authentic in photo finish," 3 Oct. 2020 The 145th Preakness Stakes has a post time of 4:45 p.m. CDT Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Preakness Stakes 2020: Where to watch TV coverage of Saturday’s race," 3 Oct. 2020 Until, less than a week before post time, Art Collector showed discomfort in his left front foot. Childs Walker,, "Trainer Tommy Drury didn’t know if he’d ever get his chance to work with a horse like Preakness contender Art Collector," 1 Oct. 2020 Protesters met a couple hours before post time on Saturday at South Central Park, less than a mile from Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, and began marching there, said Timothy Findley, a founder of the coalition. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Labor Day weekend saw protests across the country as summer nears its end," 8 Sep. 2020 Thousand Words acted up in the paddock, reared up and fell shortly before post time. Beth Harris,, "Authentic upsets favorite Tiz the Law to win the Kentucky Derby and give trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th win," 6 Sep. 2020 The post time for the race is scheduled for 7:02 p.m. ET. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "Kentucky Derby 2020: Post time, odds, TV and streaming info and the full field," 6 Sep. 2020

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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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Last Updated

20 Nov 2020

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“Post time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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