racehorse

noun
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 Williams thought that if Blackout purchased a racehorse, the group would have another activity that could bring them together. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "How a local social group got a racehorse into race on Kentucky Derby Saturday," 4 Sep. 2020 The first place finisher of the first race was jockey Jareth Loveberry riding Strong Will, a racehorse trained by Larry Rivelli. Karie Angell Luc, chicagotribune.com, "Spectators filled a portion of Arlington Racecourse to watch races live: ’It’s a lot better atmosphere’," 5 Sep. 2020 Sugoi’s father, Karak, was also a very successful racehorse. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "How a local social group got a racehorse into race on Kentucky Derby Saturday," 4 Sep. 2020 Professional horse racing is a $100 billion industry worldwide, and racehorses can sell for more than $1 million and compete for purses worth millions, the indictment states. Julia Jacobo And, ABC News, "27 indicted in scheme to illegally dope racehorses in New York," 9 Mar. 2020 Instead of dragging their feet or sputtering out of the starting gate, the Musketeers have looked like an organized herd of world-class racehorses when the game clock starts. Adam Baum, Cincinnati.com, "'He's playing possessed': Tyrique Jones does it again in Xavier's road win over DePaul," 5 Feb. 2020 Perhaps the greatest racehorse to not win a Triple Crown, Afleet Alex had one of the most dramatic wins in the history of the sport. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "Horse racing: Counting down the best Triple Crown races of all-time," 16 May 2020 Write to Jon Hilsenrath at jon.hilsenrath@wsj.com Corrections & Amplifications The missing racehorse in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story of Sherlock Holmes is Silver Blaze. Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ, "The Dog That Didn’t Bark: What Soybean Prices Say About Trade Deal," 19 Jan. 2020 The outbreak in Thailand may have begun in late February, with the unexplained death of a racehorse in the Pak Chong district near Bangkok. Christa Lesté-lasserre, Science | AAAS, "Thailand scrambles to contain major outbreak of horse-killing virus," 16 Apr. 2020

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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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25 Sep 2020

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“Racehorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racehorse. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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racehorse

noun
How to pronounce racehorse (audio)

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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