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claiming race

noun, Horse Racing.
a race in which any horse entered can be purchased at a fixed price by anyone who has made a bid or claim before the start of the race.
Compare selling race.
Origin of claiming race
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rather than dropping him in a claiming race they opted to retire him while he was still sound enough to have a second career.
  • When a horse is entered into a claiming race, anyone can purchase the horse.
  • When you enter a horse in a claiming race it is subject to be claimed.
British Dictionary definitions for claiming race

claiming race

(US & Canadian, horse racing) a race in which each owner declares beforehand the price at which his horse will be offered for sale after the race
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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