from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A course laid out for racing.

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  • n. a course over which races are run
  • n. a racetrack where horse races are run

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a course over which races are run


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  • Wagering on horses in Saratoga Springs started in the mid-19th century, and the racecourse is home to one of the oldest thoroughbred stakes in the country: the Travers, first run in 1864.

    Off to the Races

  • Sixth comes the river Hypakyris, which starts from a lake, and flowing through the midst of the nomad Scythians runs out into the sea by the city of Carkinitis, skirting on its right bank the region of Hylaia and the so-called racecourse of Achilles.

    The History of Herodotus

  • 'The racecourse is a private limited company, as I expect you know.


  • The racecourse was a large three-mile ring of the form of an ellipse in front of the pavilion.

    Chapter XXV. Part II

  • I know John Oxx says he's careful not to get into an argument with him at home but what we see on the racecourse is a horse that can take the big occasion. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph

  • Gerard Butler, by getting up at 5am and running laps around New Jersey's Monmouth Park racecourse, which is near where she has been shooting on location.


  • Following the detectives the other members of the party came in straggling order, and it was well after 10 o’clock when the real business of the day was commenced in the top paddock at Kilmany Park, about a mile and a half further on than what is known as the racecourse paddock.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • This year's event will take place at the racecourse, meaning people can watch from the comfort of the grandstand.


  • "I don't think a racecourse is the place for a woman.

    The Twelfth Hour

  • Sorry, writes McCain in his blog on Bangor racecourse's website.

    Tattenham Corner


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