Match Race

A match race is a race between two competitors, going head-to-head.

The term may be best known as a race between two sailing boats racing around a course. It is differentiated from a fleet race, which almost always involves three or more competitors, by slight variations in the rules and large variations in tactics.

It has also been adopted for horse racing as a race in which only two entrants compete. IMRA, the International Match Race Association, was created in 2009 to enable anyone to enter a one-on-one horse race in all-terrain half-mile loops.

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World Match Racing Tour - 2010 Tour - 2010 Tour Calendar
... Date Event Location Teams Boats Winner Website 1 April 6–11 Match Race France Marseille, France 12 J/80 Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 2 ...
World Match Racing Tour - 2011 Tour - 2011 Tour Calendar
... Location Teams Boats Winner Website 1 May 10–15 Match Race France Marseille, France 12 J/80 Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team 2 May 24–29 Match Race Germany Langenargen ...
James Spithill
... After some junior match race titles, in 1998 he arrived third in the Sydney-Hobart and first in the Kenwood Cup ... He confirmed his ability by winning numerous races in the following years, including twice the Nations Cup (2003 and 2004), and obtaining a second place in the 2003 Match Race World Championship ... In 2005 he was Match Race World Champion ...
Match Races in Horse Racing
... Famous match races include the 1851 match at York between the Epsom Derby winners The Flying Dutchman and Voltigeur the 1878 four mile long race in Louisville between the Eastern U.S ... War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special the 1955 race between Nashua and Swaps, the 1966 Pace of the Century between standardbred champs Bret Hanover and Cardigan Bay, and 1975's tragedy-marred contest between colt ...
Swaps (horse) - Racing Career
... Arcaro was quoted before the race that Summer Tan was the primary threat, which manifested the east-west division between the Swaps-Nashua camps ... This rivalry culminated in a famous match race later that year ... With much interest in a match race between Nashua and Swaps looming, a deal between the camps was reached for the colts to meet at Chicago's Washington Park on August 31, 1955 ...

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