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adjective as in pure, unmixed

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The growth of the bush circuit is also problematic for horses on the regulated quarter horse racing circuit, the dustier cousin of thoroughbred racing popular in the American southwest and Mexico.

Fireman was new to the endeavor, but he’d already spent millions building a professional horse-racing operation, including dropping almost $1 million on a single thoroughbred, a descendant of a Preakness winner.

The sport’s royalty, including the billionaire owners of thoroughbreds, was well represented.

Billionaires can not only deduct the costs of buying, owning and training thoroughbred horses, but they can treat all manner of pastimes and side pursuits as businesses, and then tap those businesses as an extra source of deductions.

“It’s a thoroughbred, all-electric racing plane,” says Matheu Parr, who leads the project for Rolls-Royce.

De la Renta was a confident thoroughbred, never needing to scream for attention.

They acquired Lucky Pulpit for the bargain price of $2,000—about as cheap as a thoroughbred comes these days.

A thoroughbred horse stampeding across the Churchill Downs turn.

The mix of  kickboxing, yoga and Pilates would surely whip anyone into shape, let alone a thoroughbred supermodel.

Occasionally you will encounter a thoroughbred Weenie, a type of Weenie who is to the weaseling, weaselish manner born.

If he had not the air of a thoroughbred, he had none of the plebeian clumsiness of the cart-horse.

But in his eye was the gay inextinguishable gleam of the thoroughbred.

Brought him a high-stepping, fiery, thoroughbred colt which was the admiration and envy of all Riveredge.

A well-bred horse is essential, and other things being equal, if clean thoroughbred, so much the better.

That old ramshackle of a lumber nag whose every rib you can count through her skin is your beautiful thoroughbred?


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thoroughbred, such as: graded, blood, pedigree, purebred, full-blooded, and papered.

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