Linda asked in SportsHorse Racing · 2 months ago

what does it mean when it states a flat out race in horse racing?

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  • 2 months ago

    Sure they didn't say "a flat race"?

    A flat race is a race with no jumps in it. 

    "Flat out racing" means really fast.  When a horse goes as fast as possible, he gets lower to the ground and his stride flattens out.  His head is lowered, his nose is parallel to the ground.  He goes "flat out."

  • 2 months ago

    In horse racing it means a horse was going at maximum effort or speed. Winning the race "flat out" without hesitation. (Absolute and complete). Or a 'Flat Race' is a race over a flat track.

  • 2 months ago

    I'm not sure what you are asking but to run flat out, means exactly that - going as fast as possible.

    I should just add that some horses may appear to be giving the maximum when a lot actually don't - always leaving 'something for themselves'.  However if such horses still achieve what's required (a win), that doesn't really matter.  In fact if they don't come home knackered, that's probably all good.

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