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 events started Thursday and run through Sunday and include 23 stakes races with more than $10 million in purses. Theresa Braine, New York Daily News, 6 June 2024 The Courier Journal will be at the track all day long to bring you live coverage of all the happenings leading up to the race, which has a post time of 5:51 p.m. Tarifa was established as the favorite in the $1.5 million, Grade 1 stakes race during Saturday's draw at Churchill Downs. Keisha Rowe, The Courier-Journal, 3 May 2024 In fact, the auction is scheduled to take advantage of so many owners and trainers being in Maryland for the big stakes race at Pimlico. Dan Rodricks, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 The first stakes race, the Knicks Go, is at 12:04 p.m. At 6:16 p.m. the walkover for the derby horses from the barns to paddock starts. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stakes race 

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stakes race was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Stakes race.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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