stakes race

noun

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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The purse is $100,000 and is one of three stakes races in the three-week meeting. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Happy Fourth of July," 4 July 2018 Santa Anita preview Sunday’s card at Santa Anita has two stakes races and more than half the card is on the turf. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Omaha is 11th in Triple Crown poll," 27 May 2018 Plus, why a high stakes race in Ohio tomorrow could be the barometer for the power of the President in November. Fox News, "Legal, political fallout from Trump tweet on 2016 meeting," 6 Aug. 2018 Three other stakes races are on Saturday’s Summit of Speed docket. Tim Dwyer, Sun-Sentinel.com, "X Y Jet highlights Summit of Speed card," 29 June 2018 The former two-term governor’s name is the biggest in both parties in the wide-open and high-stakes race for the state’s top job. Kyle Potter, The Seattle Times, "Minnesota GOP governor primary tests Pawlenty’s comeback bid," 13 Aug. 2018 This new featurette shows off another group of pilots and a bit more of the high-stakes racing that will take place in the show. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Meet the pilots of Star Wars Resistance in a new featurette," 14 Sep. 2018 In 2016, Enterprise WA Jobs PAC donated heavily to another outside spending group that helped elect Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, in a high-stakes race. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Running as a Democrat for the state Senate, Rodney Tom attracts help from Republican-leaning groups," 30 July 2018 Microsoft is engaged in a high-stakes race with both Amazon.com and Google-parent Alphabet Inc., which also are investing heavily. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Microsoft’s Cloud Proves It’s Worth the Big Price," 20 July 2018

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First Known Use of stakes race

1895, in the meaning defined above

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