stake noun definition in Equine sports topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

stake

 noun: Equine sports topic
1 [countable] something that you risk losing, especially money, when you try to predict the result of a race, game, etc., or when you are involved in an activity that can succeed or fail How much was the stake (= how much did you bet)? They were playing cards for high stakes (= a lot of money). With only two points separating the top five players, the stakes are high as they enter the final round. 2 stakes [plural] the money that is paid to the winners in horse racing3 stakes [uncountable] used in the names of some horse races