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Synonyms for pacesetter

a leading instance in its field

a horse used to set the pace in racing

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Paul Townend positioned the lightly-raced 11-year-old in behind the pacesetting Uhlan Bute for much of the two-and-a-half-mile event before taking over in the home straight and he had enough in reserve after the final fence to score by eight lengths.
The M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC driver displayed some pacesetting speed, but it went unrewarded at the first pure asphalt event of the year.
The pair was well behind pacesetting American and 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson, who was six-under par for the week through 13 holes and shared the lead with fellow American Jordan Spieth (14 holes).
The eightyear-old got the better of the pacesetting Makhzoon by three lengths.
Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development's Mesquite Solar 1 is the latest solar energy pacesetting plant, demonstrating leadership in the development and operation of photovoltaic solar facilities.
However, Hurricane Fly cruised past his pacesetting stable companion Thousand Stars before the final flight under a confident ride from Ruby Walsh.
In their world debut, the new GreenEDGE squad did much of the pacesetting with assistance from Team Sky.
Frenchman Sylvain Guintoli (Alstare Suzuki) shone at his home event, enjoying his best ever qualifying performance in second place, less than a tenth of a second down on the pacesetting Yamaha.
It brought him into the joint lead with South African James Kingston, who was able to add only a level-par 70 to his pacesetting opening 65.
But with the help of higher gearing, regenerative braking and an automatic stop-start system, the pacesetting three-cylinder, 1.2-litre common rail engine also achieves a remarkably low CO[sup.2] emissions figure of 91g/km as well as having the power to accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in 13.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 107 mph.
It will be their third trip inside a week following visits to Biddulph, where they drew 1-1 last Saturday, and pacesetting Barwell on Tuesday that ended in a 2-0 beating for the City slickers.
The 4-6 shot quickened like a class horse off what had been just a moderate pace to win by a length and a half from the Michael Stoute-trained Zacinto (5-2), with the pacesetting Ordnance Row (33-1) a close third.
Trained by John Hills, Military Power beat the pacesetting Inspector Clouseau by three-quarters of a length in the hands of Eddie Ahern.
James Day, a public television pioneer, creator of acclaimed and pacesetting public television programming, television interviewer and professor died in April 24.