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Synonyms for prelim

a minor match preceding the main event

an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue

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Ryan Bailey: Sprinter from Keizer out of the 100 after false starting in prelims.
Bedlington's Alex Maben, who won the intro championship class and prelim championship <Bclass at Lane Farm's Seasons Dressage Championships
Natalie said: "She came back into work and in her third outing we won our third prelim test with 70% and qualified for the UK Riders Regional Finals and the David Broome Winter League finals in March, where we finished 15th out of 29 over all."
To be held at the Indian School Ghubra, the mega prelims will begin at 4pm and the contestants are advised to arrive before the assigned time.
Ran his PR in the NCAA prelims, finished fifth in finals.
Jill Blackshaw and her eventer Hugo Light a six-year-old, 16.1 Irish Sports Horse picked up the Prelim 10 and 14 Restricted section honours with 72% and 73% scores.
At Linthwaite CBC: (ladies lead and follow) Prelim - (A) C and E Beaumont (Almondbury Lib) v J and L Murphy (Golcar Lib).
He has been on full loan for seven weeks and after prelim dressage tests, Lianne and this horse expect to complete their first BE one day event at Richmond.
KIRKHEATON CBC Prelim: J Hovarth (5) (Primrose Hill Lib) v B Hinchliffe (3) (Marsh U), P Swinden (3) (Meltham) v B Fielding (3) (Golcar Lib), D Walls (scr) (Lockwood) v D Sykes (4) (Brockholes), K Morris (4)(Springwood) v B Cook (5) (Marsden Park), B O'Prey (scr) (Lockwood) v P Rangeley (scr) (Netherton), S Manson (3) (Golcar Lib) v R Ellis (3) (Meltham).
1,500 meters: OTC Elite's Will Leer won his prelim in 3:42.18, advancing with contenders Leonel Manzano, Lopez Lomong and Chris Lukezic.
EVENT rider Mark Jackson had added cause for celebration after claiming second place in the restricted prelim class at Union Hall Centre's dressage event.
Prelim draw (with odds in brackets) - A) Peter Hopkinson (66) v Steve Hirst (6), B) Ronnie Wormald (12) v Ray Whitwam (25), C) Alan Crowther (40) v Gerald Sykes (100).
The Emma Mould-trained Edgewood Arena pupils Gina Bardon and Julia Paterson moved on to the dressage series scoreboard with wins in Prelim classes.
Prelim round - (odds in brackets): A) Peter Kain (16) v Mick Higgins (50), B) Craig Gant (8) v Richard Brook (25), C) Brian Morley (40) v Barry Gibson (66).
One-day eventing was on the minds of some, such as Bay RC member Catherine Simpson, who won the Prelim 12 senior section with her own Jewel In The Crown, a 16.2hh eight-year-old Cleveland Bay mare.