post time


: the designated starting time of a horse race

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cave Rock is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland, with a post time of 5 p.m. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 3 Nov. 2022 Gates open two hours before post time. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 July 2022 No roster at post time. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 9 Sep. 2021 Place your bets before post time, 3 p.m. Christina Tkacik,, 26 Aug. 2021 The numbers are at post time; Fromm-Delorme is going to go up to 45 and Klassen down to 38 in the review of Tuesday’s game. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 11 Jan. 2023 Four Direct Action members climbed a fence and locked themselves together inside PVC tubes on the backside of the track, minutes before the scheduled post time for a day of racing. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Mar. 2021 There was little time for the oddsmakers and players to study him since Ethereal Road was only scratched on May 6, literally within 24 hours of post time on May 7. Guy Martin, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Flightline is undefeated in five career starts and is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Classic (5:40 p.m. post time). Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 4 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


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First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of post time was in 1941

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“Post time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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