Front Runner Meaning

(finance, business) One who engages in front running.

Example: 1955 May 9, "Sport: First-Division Tigers," Time (retrieved 19 May 2014):
  [T]he American League pennant did not shape up as much of a race. There were the Indians and the Yankees, front runners as usual.
2013 Aug. 25, Georgi Kantchev, "World Expositions Can Benefit or Haunt Host Cities," New York Times (retrieved 19 May 2014):
  Dubai, which would be the first host of a world’s fair in the Middle East, has emerged as the front-runner, offering the most financial and governmental support.