race·​course | \ ˈrās-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce racecourse (audio) \

Definition of racecourse

1 : a course for racing

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Examples of racecourse in a Sentence

fell into the racecourse for an abandoned water mill

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Theaters, dance halls, cafes, racecourses and other businesses came along to keep the upholders of the raj entertained. Payal Dhar, Washington Post, "Keep your cool in India by visiting one of the country’s hill stations," 5 July 2019 Yesterday, the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward. and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary at the racecourse. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Game of Thrones Queen Natalie Dormer Joins Real Queen Elizabeth at Royal Ascot," 20 June 2019 While standing on the lawn at the Ascot racecourse, the couple was seen sharing a sweet laugh together. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just a Bunch of Photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William Being Cute at the Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 This also isn't the first time Countess Sophie has worn a jumpsuit to the famous racecourse. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie, Countess of Wessex Rocked a Jumpsuit at the Royal Ascot—And It Wasn't Her First Time," 20 June 2019 Members of the royal family from the Queen, Prince William, Kate Middleton and even Princess Anne head to the Ascot racecourse to kick off the annual horse races. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie Color-Coordinate for Royal Ascot 2019," 18 June 2019 In 1910 at a Paris racecourse, a horse (which ironically wasn’t properly hobbled) escaped and bolted into a crowd of spectators. Serah-marie Mcmahon, Teen Vogue, "This New Book Is All About the Dark (And Sometimes Bloody) History of Fashion," 12 Apr. 2019 Phillips announced his plan at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Queen Elizabeth's Grandson, Peter Phillips, Wants to Organize a Horse Race Through London," 29 Nov. 2018 Veith had been celebrating her victory at the bottom of the racecourse as Ledecka pushed out of the start, the 26th racer of the day. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Snowboarder Ester Ledecka Shocks Lindsey Vonn and the Super-G Field," 18 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of racecourse

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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race·​course | \ ˈrās-ˌkȯrs How to pronounce racecourse (audio) \

Kids Definition of racecourse

: a place where races are held

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