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stake race

noun, Horse Racing.
a race in which part of the prize or purse is put up by the owners of the horses nominated to run in the race.
Origin of stake race
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The track was slow and the program poor, aside from the stake race.
  • The card was a lengthy one, there being five selling events in addition to the stake race.

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