a good staying racehorse

Discussion in 'English Only' started by The Lord of Gluttony, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. The Lord of Gluttony Senior Member


    Would you please explain what "a good staying racehorse" means here? Specifically, what I don't understand here is the word "staying".

    He was a good staying racehorse winning two Wellington Cups, the Queen Elizabeth Cup in 1977 where the Queen herself presented the Cup, and the Sydney Cup in 1978.

    Many thanks
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Senior Member

    British English
    One that stays the course, I'd presume. stay:

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