race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio) \

Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course for racing

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Their web site and LinkedIn page mostly boast work with corporate clients like horse racetrack Churchill Downs and tobacco company Philip Morris. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Behind the PR Machine That Helped Change the Nick Sandmann Narrative," 25 Jan. 2019 Shelby imported them and replaced their smaller, less-powerful engines with big Ford V-8s, a combination that proved successful on the racetrack against anything the high-end, luxury European manufacturers had to offer. WSJ, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 26 Nov. 2018 In 2004, Indian casinos in California spent about $33 million to defeat a measure that would have allowed racetracks and card clubs to also operate slot machines. Lance Pugmire, latimes.com, "Legal sports betting set to explode after court ruling. But get ready for a battle over the dollars," 14 May 2018 The shoes that are allowed on both are for the safety of the horse and the safety of the racetrack. Kelly Ward, The Courier-Journal, "Here are the answers to all of your dumb horse racing questions," 5 June 2018 The sport is part of his DNA, and for his sons, being at the racetrack is as natural as being in their living room. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bad business? Expensive hobby? No, local drivers say, stock car racing is a lifestyle," 4 May 2018 Anywhere outside a racetrack, the BMW’s premium seems harder to fathom. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Lexus ES 300h: Spend on the Luxury, Save on Gas Money," 24 Jan. 2019 Visitors could enter their canines for $15 to race on a makeshift outdoor racetrack while German food and drinks were available for purchase. Daily Pilot Staff, latimes.com, "Racing dogs draw a crowd in Huntington Beach," 25 June 2018 The amount wagered at the racetrack on Emerald Downs races was up 1.5 percent. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Emerald Downs president: ‘We are all optimistic’ after a horse-racing season with increase in daily handle," 24 Sep. 2018

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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, US : a track that is used for horse racing


race·​track | \ ˈrās-ˌtrak How to pronounce racetrack (audio) \

Kids Definition of racetrack

: a usually oval course on which races are run

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