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 The league makes most of its money by selling race sponsorships and broadcasting rights. Youyou Zhou, Quartz, "Coronavirus forced Formula One to cancel the Australian Grand Prix and its stock has dropped 45%," 12 Mar. 2020 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selling%20race. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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