racehorse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n racehorse a horse bred for racing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: All racehorses in the U.S. celebrate their birthday on January 1st
    • Racehorse a horse bred for racing
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Quotations

  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽs, stream; Ice. rás, rapid course.

Usage

In literature:

His nose was long and high, but symmetrical, and his distended nostrils, when excited at play, would remind you of a Kentucky racehorse in motion.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
On they flew like racehorses.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
Again the wind shifted a few points to the eastward, and soon the "Nancy" was flying like a racehorse towards the shore.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
And I say, "God save the Prince of Wales," for racehorses will not save him; gambling will not save him.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Various have been the opinions upon the difference of speed between a well-bred greyhound and a racehorse if opposed to each other.
"A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals" by Percy J. Billinghurst
Who could educate a racehorse or a greyhound?
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
Various have been the opinions upon the difference of speed between a well-bred greyhound and a racehorse, if opposed to each other.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
A groom rode the racehorse, who took no scathe from his thundering gallop of the day before.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
When you can breed souls as you breed racehorses it will be time to consider that.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
It was a fine beast, with racehorse quarters, and a shoulder laid back for speed.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

A racehorse straining for the goal,
Heaven is the mark for which he tries;
That chariot driven by a king,
A precious thing shall be his prize.
"The Good Man[The song the Devil sang to Saint Moling]" by Anonymous Irish
Now, you wouldn't imagine, to look at me,
That I was a racehorse once.
I have done my mile in - let me see -
No matter. I was no dunce.
But you'd not believe me if I told
Of gallops I did in days of old.
"The Cab Horses' Story" by C J Dennis
Every "maneen" with a broken voice and backers there beside him.
And his socks outside his breeches, was a hero in his way;
Every nag around the country with a raw bush lad astride him
Was a racehorse with an Irish name upon St. Patrick's Day.
"St Patricks Day" by John O Brien

In news:

Ryan Mahan grew up at the racetrack, helping his stepfather, a veterinarian, perform surgery on racehorses .
Now, Mr Mahan sells racehorses , including Kentucky Derby Winners, for a living.
Texas legal legend ' Racehorse Haynes' accused of ethics violations.
A Racehorse Remembered In Pottery.
In 1839 an English racehorse named Dunstan won the Champagne Stakes at the Pottery Racecourse in Staffordshire, England.
The fourth annual Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland, Oct 16 and 17, will focus on "prevention versus reaction" regarding racehorse injuries.
An affidavit says Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa is accused of buying millions of dollars' worth of racehorses , then transferring ownership to others.
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has signed a contact with the Walnridge Farm to house its retired racehorses waiting which for adoption.
Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—The Spa can work wonders for some racehorses.
New York racing regulators have amended rules, originally set to take effect Dec 12, on the use of Clenbuterol and DempMedrol on Thoroughbred racehorses.
New York racing regulators have amended rules, originally set to take effect Dec 12, affecting the use of Clenbuterol and DempMedrol on Thoroughbred racehorses.
For any racehorse, it's early retirement.
Yearlings were sold Monday through Thursday, and breeding stock and racehorses were sold Friday and Saturday.
How hard can it be to name a racehorse.
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