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flat race

noun, Track, Horse Racing.
1.
a race run on a level track having no hurdles, water jumps, hedges, or the like to hinder the speed of the entrants.
Origin of flat race
1840-1850
1840-50
Related forms
flat racing, noun
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  • Why, I would not cross that brute's back in a flat race, let alone a steeple-chase.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
  • It was a flat race of course, for you can walk from one end of the country to the other without meeting a fence of any kind.

    Under the Red Crescent Charles S. Ryan
  • I saw one gallant fellow racing up quite alone, never stopping, running as a man runs a flat race.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean

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