the races

plural noun

: an event at which there is a series of horse races
Let's go to the races this weekend.

Examples of the races in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tyler Sandberg, a Republican consultant in Colorado, said private polling he’s conducted shows most people do not want either left- or right-wing politics in their schools, and the races this week reflect that. Tyler Kingkade, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2023 While many of the races Tuesday were local-level state legislatures and school boards, Trump did endorse Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron, who defeated primary challenger Kelly Craft. Julia Johnson, Washington Examiner, 8 Nov. 2023 Girls overview: As good as the races were a year ago, this year looks even better. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2023 An email to their Smart Justice California fund asking to discuss their potential involvement in the races was not returned. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 2023 In 1928, the second-place winner in one of the races was a horse named Ku Klux Klan. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 2 Oct. 2023 The remainder of the races at the event were canceled following the crash. Jordan Freiman, CBS News, 17 Sep. 2023 Candidates have until March to file for office, but early entries provide a preview of some of the races to expect next year, including Republican infighting in Lane County and an intense general election in the Columbia River Gorge. Julia Shumway, oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2023 Parenteau, who was getting blitzed, found Brown for a dump off pass and was off to the races down the field for the score. Breven Honda, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The races.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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