race horse


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n race horse a horse bred for racing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Man O' War lost only one race in his career. It happened in 1919 to a horse named Upset.
    • Race horse (Zoöl) A horse that runs in competition; specifically, a horse bred or kept for running races
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  • Ovid
    “The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.”
  • Will Rogers
    “A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.”
  • Mark Twain
    “It is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”
  • Mark Twain
    “It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.”
  • Edouard Herriot
    Edouard Herriot
    “Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.”


In literature:

The speed was amazing; the fastest race-horse at home is slow compared with this.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
How could any one know that a horse would fail to finish in a race?
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
He rode a horse of his own, and at races was a bookmaker.
"The Antiquary, Volume 1" by Sir Walter Scott
He rode a horse of his own, and at races was a bookmaker.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
There were other men running for their horses, as Wally raced towards Shannon.
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
He had gone out back last season and made a cheque, and lost most of it on horse-racing and cards.
"Children of the Bush" by Henry Lawson
Several of the officers of the 103d had horses and ponies entered in the various races.
"Rujub, the Juggler" by G. A. Henty
It seemed almost a complete recompense, this attentive care, for the cruelty he imagined race horses suffered.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
I do not feel that I have another horse in my string that is sure to win a race, so I shall content myself with winning the Derby.
"The Blue Grass Seminary Girls' Vacation Adventures" by Carolyn Judson Burnett
Uncle Purchase does so want a race-horse in his stock.
"In a Mysterious Way" by Anne Warner

In poetry:

The man who rides, but never walks,
Should surely never pout,
If in a race he falls behind,
Where horses are rul'd out.
"The Reading Man" by Thomas Frederick Young
A big ship's topsails, a big ship's courses,
To race her along through the wild white horses;
Royals and skysails, a big ship's wings,
To lift her high where the comber swings.
"Sailmaker" by Bill Adams
Cean duv deelish, beside the sea
I stand and stretch my hands to thee Across the world.
The riderless horses race to shore
With thundering hoofs and shuddering, hoar,
Blown manes uncurled.
"Cean Duv Deelish" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Course, as St George t'were no drinking nor smoking.
Thev barred him horse racing as well,
And poor old St George. when he looked at his Bride,
Used to wish that old Dragon to. . . Blazes!
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
If the horse that stands saddled is first in the race,
You will greet your old friend with the weed in his face;
And if the white hat and the White House agree,
You'll find H. G. really as loving as he.
"At The Banquet To the Japanese Embassy" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Green of fluttering gum-leaves above dim water-courses,
Red of rolling dust-clouds, blue of summer skies,
Flash of flints afire beneath the hoofs of racing horses,
Sunlight and moonlight and light of lovers' eyes
"Queensland Opal" by William Henry Ogilvie

In news:

Horse racing brings out a father's folly.
Kentucky Equine Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, believes pre-race inspections not only help improve horse safety on many levels but also communicate a message to horsemen that equine safety is a priority.
(BALTIMORE) — The Maryland horse racing industry passed away today after a lengthy illness.
There is no question he is the best horse in the race.
And Silver Max wins Classic as both horses plan bids for stakes races here Aug 18.
OPINION Philosophy of horse racing.
Leon enjoyed fishing, hunting, raising horses, and barrel racing.
More horse-racing clichés this year.
Santa Anita's horse racing Fall Meet is not Oak Tree anymore.
Saratoga Special is One-Horse Race.
The catalog for the inaugural Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses in Training is now on-line.
The 2012 Presidential election has turned into a real horse race, with President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney fighting for every possible vote.
The NewsHour's series on horse racing continues as the second leg of the Triple Crown series gets underway Saturday at the Preakness.
The fine horse racing newtwork is showing the whole card.
The wealthy Chinese are "turning much more attention to racing," and regard it as an untapped industry, says Felix Wang, author of the "China Horse Racing Bible".

In science:

In his Conclusions, he admitted that he had no firm prediction yet, but favoured two horses the first of which is still up in the race today: black-hole accretion.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: their Sources
Suppose that we can take rational decisions on bets for a pair of horse races, while the person that offers us bets only cares about the first race.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
Again suppose that we are taking decisions on bets for a pair of horse races, but this time suppose that the first race is already over and we know the result.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
The form of the reality map can be tuned to move continuously from purely ob jective to purely sub jective games, and to incorporate both positive and negative feedback.1 Consider a probabilistic event, such as a coin toss or the outcome of a horse race.
The Reality Game
In the case of a horse race, for instance, a jockey riding a strongly favored horse may make more money if he secretly bets on the second most favored horse and then intentionally loses the race.
The Reality Game