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

Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

Examples of racehorse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Saturday, a racehorse escaped from Ellis Park racetrack in Henderson County, Kentucky, and took off down the highway for a 30-minute chase. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 22 Aug. 2021 One mural depicts a speak-easy, while another shows famed racehorse Seabiscuit running in the Havre de Grace Handicap in 1938. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 17 Aug. 2021 Two defendants indicted in a massive racehorse doping scandal in New York have have pled guilty. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 11 Aug. 2021 Bidders will be vying to bag one of 50 Genesis digital racehorse NFTs, released at a rate of ten per day, each wrapped with an exclusive Stella Artois branded skin and coming with a crypto art piece. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Michael Kegley conspired with trainers, veterinarians and others to make misbranded drugs, secretly administer them to racehorses and cheat bettors in the $100 billion global racehorse industry, prosecutors said. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 23 July 2021 These people may pay extra for possessions considered ostentatoire—the purebred racehorse (around $5,450), the private plane ($82 per horsepower), and so on. Laurence Scott, Wired, 14 July 2021 An organization that represents thousands of racehorse owners and trainers is accusing New Mexico regulators of violating their civil rights. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 June 2021 The foundation just signed a lease on a former racehorse stable in the hills of Castro Valley, consisting of an arena, three barns and 38 acres of trails. Steve Rubenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 June 2021

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First Known Use of racehorse

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racehorse was circa 1626

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2 Sep 2021

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“Racehorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racehorse. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of racehorse

: a horse that is bred and trained for racing


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

Kids Definition of racehorse

: a horse bred or kept for racing

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