the sport of kings

noun phrase

somewhat old-fashioned
: the sport of racing horses : horseracing

Examples of the sport of kings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rob Price says the sport of kings is rife with cheating and sexism. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 14 May 2024 But that’s done little to assuage critics’ concerns over the treatment of horses in what was once called the sport of kings. Majlie De Puy Kamp, CNN, 10 June 2023 But the sport of kings has lost some of its luster. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2023 Four horses perished in the past week at Churchill Downs, again raising troubling questions about the sport of kings ahead of the 149th run for the roses on Saturday. Paul Newberry, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2023

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“The sport of kings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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