selling race

noun

Definition of selling race

: a claiming race in which the winning horse is put up for auction

Examples of selling race in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SF Racing — controlled by top employees of billionaire investor George Soros — maintains its share of the breeding rights but sold racing rights to Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Racing. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Justify's journey from 'turf sprinter' to Triple Crown winner," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of selling race

1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Selling race.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selling%20race. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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