racing form


: an information sheet giving details of past performance (as for racehorses) for use by bettors

Examples of racing form in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Procopio worked for two years fixing up a red, white and blue 1980 Honda XR 500 to get it in racing form. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 13 Nov. 2021 Saratoga fills with families, along with those who anchor hotel lobbies with heads bowed, pens stowed behind ears, memorizing the racing form. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 After a storied career on the track, A.P. Indy retired to stud at Land's End Farm, where the next chapter in his career showed in racing forms for years to come. Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2020 The majority, however, are white supremacists, who also believe that races form a normative hierarchy with whiteness at the top. The Economist, 14 Aug. 2019 But female competitors who become pregnant or give birth are not offered a deferral and can obtain a refund only if the race occurs within 15 days of giving birth, after which women are considered to have returned to race form. The Economist, 28 June 2019 The key rules to naming are these: ► No more than 18 characters are allowed, to better accommodate racing forms. Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal, 30 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racing form was in 1910

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“Racing form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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