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1. a horse race over a course equipped with obstacles to be jumped, esp artificial hedges, ditches, water jumps, etc.
2. a track race, usually of 3000 metres, in which the runners have to leap hurdles, a water jump, etc.
3. Archaic
a. a horse race across a stretch of open countryside including obstacles to be jumped
b. a rare word for point-to-point



(1) In track and field, a race run for a distance of 3,000 m; held in a stadium, on a 400-m-long track with various obstacles. There are five hurdles, measuring 91.4 cm in height, one of which is placed before a stretch of water.

(2) In equestrian sports, a race held on a course 4,000–7,000 m long, with a maximum of 30 complex stationary obstacles; for horses four years old and older.

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