racehorse

noun
race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce racehorse (audio) \

Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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Thank you for putting the disturbing story of the deaths of so many racehorses on the front page of Sunday’s newspaper. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Due to the racing industry’s lust for money, horses suffer," 5 July 2019 Rodger studied at Modesto Community College and California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo before spending several years traveling and training racehorses. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 8/1," 1 Aug. 2019 The pharmacy produced medications mostly for racehorses, Landers said during a New Mexico Racing Commission hearing. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Pharmacy owner whose drugs led to doped racehorses admits to peddling unsafe equine drugs," 5 July 2019 Medical researchers have reported that sildenafil can boost performance in racehorses, which are prone to lung bleeding and edema after races. Kevin Krause, Dallas News, "Pharmacy owner whose drugs led to doped racehorses admits to peddling unsafe equine drugs," 5 July 2019 Tacitus was sired by former racehorse and legendary stallion Tapit, who has subsequently sired three of the last five Belmont winners. Ben Church, CNN, "Belmont Stakes 2019: The final chapter in this year's controversial Triple Crown," 7 June 2019 Billionaires rub shoulders with bloodstock agents, trainers and jockeys all jostling to find the perfect racehorse from the 22 lots at the Goffs London Sale. Matt Majendie, CNN, "London's boutique horse sale in Prince William's back yard," 26 June 2019 The 25-year-old from Louisiana grew up on a racehorse farm, but realized his true passion was music at the age of 15. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Meet 'The Voice' Season 16 Final Four Finalists," 19 May 2019 Despite better training, technology and breeding for speed, racehorses haven’t gotten faster since 1973. Allison Schrager, WSJ, "Secretariat’s Kentucky Derby Record Is Safe, Thanks to the Taxman," 3 May 2019

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First Known Use of racehorse

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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racehorse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of racehorse

: a horse that is bred and trained for racing

racehorse

noun
race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce racehorse (audio) \

Kids Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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