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 Rombauer blew past the controversial Kentucky Derby winner and Midnight Bourbon, whose odds had dropped to 5-2 – the same as Medina Spirit – prior to post time. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 15 May 2021 Also, Del Mar is changing the first post time for the final three days of the summer meeting, advancing the start of the program 30 minutes to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Labor Day). Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Aug. 2021 The 6 1/2-furlong race is scheduled for a 3:22 p.m. post time. Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 The Preakness Stakes 2021 is set to run on Saturday, May 15 with an approximate post time of 6:50 p.m. ET. Alex Kay, Forbes, 15 May 2021 The Kentucky Oaks will be the 11th of 13 races on the day, with a post time of 5:51 p.m. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2021 Your World — the two betting favorites at post time — bumped into each other leaving the starting gate while Medina Spirit sprinted to the front of the field. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 2 May 2021 Medina Spirit, who was a 12-to-1 favorite at post time for the Derby, had betamethasone — an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid sometimes used to relieve joint pain — in a blood sample. Steve Almasy, CNN, 15 May 2021 The 146th running is Saturday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course with post time scheduled for 6:48 p.m. ET. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 13 May 2021

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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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16 Oct 2021

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“Post time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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