stretch runner


: a racehorse that makes a strong bid in the homestretch

Examples of stretch runner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a 3-year-old, the hard-charging stretch runner has won the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 4 and the Grade 1 Florida Derby on April 1 at Gulfstream Park in his most recent outing. Mark Inabinett |, al, 7 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stretch runner was in 1922

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“Stretch runner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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