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horseplayer Line breaks: horse|play¦er

Definition of horseplayer in English:


North American
A person who regularly bets on horse races.
Example sentences
  • Continuing to show a preference for out-of-state racing, Maryland horseplayers continued the trend of abandoning the local product in favor of simulcast wagering.
  • Paul Makin, the managing partner of the syndicate that owns Starcraft, made his fortune as a professional horseplayer on races in Hong Kong and Japan.
  • If a horse works fast in the morning, he will usually take action on the tote board in the afternoon from the average horseplayer, who has little else to go on.

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