winner's circle


Definition of winner's circle

: an enclosure near a racetrack where the winning horse and jockey are brought for photographs and awards

Examples of winner's circle in a Sentence

The jockey and horse approached the winner's circle.
Recent Examples on the Web Manny Franco, a 25-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico, entered the winner's circle in his first career Belmont Stakes. Jake Einer, The Courier-Journal, "New York-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes," 20 June 2020 McLaren's car was declared the victor and Miles the second-place driver — hee and his car were denied entry to the winner's circle. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Ford v Ferrari': That full-throttle dramatic ending really happened (spoilers!)," 16 Nov. 2019 Sabbatini, 42, has six PGA Tour wins but hasn't visited the winner's circle since the 2011 Honda Classic. Daniel Rapaport,, "Three Quick Thoughts from Thursday at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town," 12 Apr. 2018 From being nearly buried alive to the winner's circle in the span of 12 days, it's been quite the ride for Mr Changue. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Horse wins race 12 days after falling into sinkhole," 24 July 2019 And while the racing at 1.5-mile tracks has been closer this year, Simendinger was also mindful of his track's pedigree for champions showing up in the winner's circle. Jason Hoffman,, "A month away from the Quaker State 400, something different brewing at Kentucky Speedway," 12 June 2019 Watching at home is also the best way to see the final Indy 500 tradition of the weekend: watching the elated winner take a slug of milk in the winner's circle. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Everything You Need to Know about the Indianapolis 500," 25 May 2019 This week's on-screen look during the Top 24 performances, though, may have officially ascended to the winner's circle. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson's 'Voice' Outfit Was Inspired by 'Designing Women' and Fans Are Losing It," 30 Apr. 2019 Wes Ward figures to have her ready for her 4-year-old debut and she like a good bet to get back to the winner's circle in this one at short odds. Mike Battaglia, The Courier-Journal, "Mike Battaglia's expert picks and tips for Saturday's Keeneland horse races," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of winner's circle

1951, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Winner's circle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of winner's circle

: an area where the winner of a game, contest, etc., receives his or her award

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