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Horse racing and other horse riding competitions

double

noun

a bet on a horse race in which any money that you win on one race is risked on a second race

dressage

noun

an activity or competition in which the rider of a horse makes the horse perform particular movements

flat race

noun

a horse race on flat ground with no fences or jumping

flat racing

noun

horse racing on flat ground with no fences or jumping

furlong

noun

a unit for measuring distance in horse races, equal to 220 yards or 201 meters

going

noun

the condition of the ground for a horse race

gymkhana

noun

a sports competition that involves riding horses or driving cars

handicap

noun

a horse race in which the stronger riders carry extra weights in their saddle to make the competition fairer

the horses

noun

the sport of horse racing, or the activity of betting money on the results of horse races

horseflesh

noun

horses when they are described as something that people buy, sell, or train for racing

horseracing

noun

a sport in which riders called jockeys race against each other on horses

hurdles

noun

a race in which people or horses must jump over a series of upright frames

jockey

noun

someone whose job is to ride horses in races

jump

noun

a structure that a horse or runner jumps over

the Melbourne Cup

the most important horse race in Australia, held in Melbourne every year on the first Tuesday in November

miler

noun

a person or horse that competes in races of one mile

one-horse race

noun

a competition in which one person or horse seems certain to win

the paddock

noun

the small separate area near a racetrack where people and horses gather before a race

place

verb

to finish second in a race, especially in a horse race

purse

noun

an amount of money that is offered as a prize in a sports competition, especially a boxing match or a horse race

the races

noun

a series of horse races

racecourse

noun

a racetrack for horses

racehorse

noun

a horse that is trained to run in races

racetrack

noun

a track used for racing horses

racing

adjective

connected with the sport of racing

ringer

noun

a person or horse that illegally takes part in a competition or race instead of another person or horse

show jumping

noun

a sport in which someone riding a horse jumps over a set of fences and is judged on their speed and ability

stables

noun

a business where horses are trained for races and competitions

stakes

noun

used in the names of some horse races

starter

noun

a person or horse that takes part in a race or game when it starts

starting price

noun

in a horse or dog race, the odds of a particular runner just before the race starts, representing the amount of money that you will win if you bet on it

stayer

noun

a person or animal that keeps trying to do something difficult, especially a horse that manages to finish a difficult race

steeplechase

noun

a race in which horses jump over fences and water

tipster

noun

someone who sells information about which horse is likely to win a race or which products or companies people should invest in

the tote

a system of betting on a horse race in the U.K. in which the people who risk money on the winner share the total amount of money risked on the race

tout

noun

someone who sells secret information about which horses might win or lose in a race

trotter

noun

a horse that takes part in races in which horses trot while pulling a light vehicle in which a driver sits

the turf

noun

the sport of horse racing

weigh in

to have your weight checked before you take part in a sport such as boxing or horse racing

weigh-in

noun

an occasion when someone who is taking part in a sport such as boxing or horse racing is officially weighed

show jumper

noun

long/short odds

an unlikely/likely chance of winning if you bet on a horse in a race or on the result of a competition

under starter’s orders

when the runners or horses are under starter’s orders, the race is ready to start

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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