race·track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak \

Definition of racetrack 

: a usually oval course for racing

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The racetrack is at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "The top 10 list: This weekend is going to be a blast, blast, blast," 27 June 2018 The daughter of Tapit stalked the early pace in each of her last two tries and pulled away to easy victories, including a six and a quarter length romp over this racetrack on May 10. Scott Shapiro, The Courier-Journal, "Twinspires.com's free expert pick for Saturday at Churchill Downs," 15 June 2018 Auditors noted that State Fair Park lacked a plan for the idle racetrack. Bill Glauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State Fair Park plans study of Milwaukee Mile racetrack, tightens contract records," 1 June 2018 The bill was passed by the legislature Thursday, but Murphy did not sign it immediately, and the state Racing Commission sent a letter to some racetracks warning them not to begin taking bets until the bill was signed. Justine Mcdaniel, Philly.com, "NJ gov. signs sports-betting bill into law," 11 June 2018 Balfe will play Bale’s wife, who is also an accomplished driver, and Jupe will play Bale’s son, worried about the dangers his dad faces on the racetrack. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe, 'Quiet Place' Breakout Noah Jupe Join Ford vs. Ferrari Movie (Exclusive)," 23 May 2018 Apel will miss some Slinger dates this season, but only to travel to other racetracks. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bad business? Expensive hobby? No, local drivers say, stock car racing is a lifestyle," 4 May 2018 Over the next several days, more thoroughbreds from the training center that had run from the fire that afternoon were found and brought to the racetrack. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Displaced by Lilac Fire, horses return to training center four months later," 12 Apr. 2018 The car's body, once aluminum, is now mostly fiberglass after a decade of bumps and scrapes on the racetrack. Matt Ormseth, courant.com, "New Haven Lawyer’s Austin-Healey Built To Race," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of racetrack

circa 1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racetrack was circa 1835

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English Language Learners Definition of racetrack

: a track or course that is used for racing; especially : a track that is used for horse racing


race·track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak \

Kids Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course on which races are run

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