Definition of distance post in English:

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distance post

noun

North American
A post placed at a specified distance before the finishing post on a racecourse, which a horse must have passed when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat.
Example sentences
  • Most races have distance posts along the route, so you'll know how you are progressing.
  • A horse that had not passed the distance post by the time the winner had got home was 'distanced' and eliminated from the next heat.
  • Blacklock had a three length lead at the distance post.

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Syllabification: dis·tance post

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