claiming race

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claiming race ‎(plural claiming races)

  1. (horse racing) A race in which the competing horse can be claimed by anyone at the specified claiming price for the race.
    • 1968, Marvin B. Scott, The Racing Game, page 15
      In a claiming race, each horse is in a sense up for sale. That is, any owner who has raced a horse at the track during the meet in progress may put in a claim to buy any horse racing in a claiming race.