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A post placed at a specified distance before the finishing post on a racecourse, which a horse must have passed when the winner finishes in order to qualify for a subsequent heat.
- ‘Most races have distance posts along the route, so you'll know how you are progressing.’
- ‘Blacklock had a three length lead at the distance post.’
- ‘A horse that had not passed the distance post by the time the winner had got home was 'distanced' and eliminated from the next heat.’
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