racing form


Definition of 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 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, "Legendary thoroughbred A.P. Indy, former horse of the year and Belmont Stakes winner, dies," 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, "What is “White Nationalism”?," 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, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 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, "Giving your Derby horse a cool name can be harder than winning the race," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of racing form

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Racing form.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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