Definition of flat race in English:

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flat race


A horse race over a course with no jumps, as opposed to a steeplechase or hurdles.
Example sentences
  • ‘It seemed to be a very important finding that horses coped much worse if their first race was over a long distance, and that first-race effect particularly noticeable in National Hunt flat races,’ Woods said.
  • Over a glittering career, Mr FitzGerald trained more than 1,200 winners over both jumps and flat races.
  • In addition to sponsoring flat races at the country's 59 racetracks, the British fund is in the middle of a major program for jump races.


flat racing

Example sentences
  • With its sprint track, the racecourse serves a very useful purpose for flat racing in the spring and autumn.
  • His ban, which is the maximum for the offence, is due to start on Tuesday 16 March and run until Thursday 8 April on days on which flat racing is scheduled to take place.
  • The final day of flat racing at Ascot was called off after the first race on Saturday because of a bomb threat.

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