railbird

noun
rail·bird | \ˈrāl-ˌbərd \

Definition of railbird 

: a racing enthusiast who sits on or near the track rail to watch a race or workout

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My editor, Jim—both a Jersey guy and a railbird—asked. Jason Gay, WSJ, "America’s Ready to Bet on Sports. I’ll Go First.," 18 June 2018 Sent off at a generous 27-1 in the Derby, but a popular buzz horse among railbirds, Hofburg and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. steadied twice in the second turn before restarting and finishing energetically in seventh place. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Justify Attempts to Earn Triple Crown at Belmont With Less Narrative, Faded Anticipation," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of railbird

1892, in the meaning defined above

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