rac·​ing | \ˈrā-siŋ \

Definition of racing 

: the sport or profession of engaging in or holding races

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For Tuesday’s semifinal between France and Belgium, 75 percent of the primary TV boards was dedicated to horse racing. Ed Barkowitz,, "Comparing the sportsbooks at Atlantic City's Borgata and Ocean Resort ahead of the World Cup final," 11 July 2018 Horse racing has a long and storied history in Idaho. Nicole Blanchard, idahostatesman, "Idaho will vote this fall on legalizing horse-race gambling machines," 10 July 2018 Hot conditions caused Ellis Park to cancel its Thursday afternoon horse-racing card after the second race, leading to six races getting canceled. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Heat causes Ellis Park to cancel races 'for safety of horses and riders'," 5 July 2018 Every year, members of the royal family gather at the Royal Ascot, an annual horse racing festival considered a highlight of the British social season and Queen Elizabeth's favorite event of the year. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "How Meghan Markle's First Royal Ascot Compares to Kate Middleton's," 19 June 2018 Belmont Racetrack is home to the annual Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. CBS News, "Police: Woman fatally stabbed by ex-boyfriend at Belmont racetrack," 17 June 2018 Herro posted on his Instagram account June 13 a photo of him standing next to Justify, who just four days earlier won the Belmont Stakes in New York to win horse racing's Triple Crown. Christopher Kuhagen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Whitnall star basketball player Tyler Herro meets Triple Crown winner Justify in Kentucky," 13 June 2018 Justify became the 13th thoroughbred to win horse racing's Triple Crown. Steve Almasy, CNN, "Justify wins Triple Crown with dominant victory at Belmont," 9 June 2018 The third and final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown is finally here. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "2018 Belmont Stakes: Post time, horses, lineup, TV schedule," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of racing

1630, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of racing was in 1630

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English Language Learners Definition of racing

: the sport or profession of racing horses, cars, etc.

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