stakes race


Definition of stakes race

: a horse race in which the prize offered is made up at least in part of money (such as entry fees) put up by the owners of the horses entered

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Examples of stakes race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The positive test was Baffert's fifth in a 365-day span and his second in a significant stakes race at Churchill Downs. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 11 Jan. 2022 The final stakes race of the meeting was a mile on the turf for fillies and mares. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 This is his first stakes race and is coming off an allowance win at Santa Anita in April. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2021 Freeport Joe, the only horse in the field of seven never to have run in a stakes race, used a strong finishing kick to win the Grade 3, $100,900 Berkeley Handicap in a 10-1 upset on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Larry Stumes, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Nov. 2021 The Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile, Grade 1 stakes race with a $1.25 million purse, posts at 5:51 p.m. Friday. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 29 Apr. 2021 California Angel charged from 12th place to win the Grade 2 Jessamine last month at Keeneland, Leonard's first time in a graded stakes race, the sport's highest level of competition. Beth Harris, ajc, 4 Nov. 2021 It’s the first major stakes race to be transferred to another country. Kori Rumore,, 25 Sep. 2021 The shared ambitions of these giant corporations set the stage for a high-stakes race to craft the metaverse. Gene Park, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of stakes race

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stakes race was in 1895

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26 Jan 2022

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“Stakes race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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