race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs \

Definition of racehorse 

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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The Triple Crown is a rare feat that sees a racehorse win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes all in the same year. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Justify, the 3-Year-Old Horse Racing for a Rare Triple Crown Saturday at the Belmont Stakes," 8 June 2018 Britain’s most iconic horse race event attracts the world’s finest racehorses to compete for millions in prize money — and the royal family takes center stage. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Everything You Need to Know About Royal Ascot — Including the Queen's Strict Dress Code!," 19 June 2018 Archaeologists have unearthed the final resting place of an ancient racehorse among the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. James Rogers, Fox News, "Extraordinary Pompeii discovery: Racehorse remains found among ancient city's ruins," 14 May 2018 Both Slew and Affirmed— Alydar, too—were popular racehorses. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Justify Attempts to Earn Triple Crown at Belmont With Less Narrative, Faded Anticipation," 7 June 2018 He recalled being intimidated at first when he was put in the ring with a racehorse at the program’s South Carolina facility. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Cockeysville equine arena, dedicated to Kevin Kamenetz, will treat vets with PTSD," 20 May 2018 Baffert loves this picture of a racehorse, this massive chestnut with incredible speed. Dick Jerardi, Philly.com, "After Preakness, will Justify be at his best for Triple Crown bid? | Dick Jerardi," 20 May 2018 His name was Scarzo, a former racehorse that the stable had imported to Oman from the U.S. some years back to boost its Arabian bloodstock. Peter Gwin, WSJ, "The Horses That Changed History," 19 June 2018 Pharoah faced the broad question in May and June of 2015 — is a racehorse still capable of winning the Triple Crown? Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Justify doesn't need popularity. He has the Triple Crown," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of racehorse

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of racehorse

: a horse that is bred and trained for racing


race·​horse | \ ˈrās-ˌhȯrs \

Kids Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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