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

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 Look for leading rider Brian Hernandez Jr. to sit off a potential duel on the front end and get this daughter of Majestic Warrior back to the winner's circle for trainer Allen Milligan. Scott Shapiro, The Courier-Journal, "'s expert pick for Sunday's races at Churchill Downs," 23 June 2018 Riders were also able to walk their horses through the starting gate and pose and take pictures in Pimlico's winner's circle., "Digest (July 8): 23-year-old jockey Jevian Toledo excelling at Laurel Park," 8 July 2018 But whether or not the chestnut horse draped in WinStar Farm silks runs his way into the winner's circle, make no mistake – this was a team effort. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the team of trainers who made Justify's Triple Crown run possible," 29 May 2018 When fans roared at him in appreciation on the way back to the winner's circle, Smith calmly point to Justify. Tom Canavan,, "Justify jockey Mike Smith becomes oldest to win the Triple Crown," 9 June 2018 In the winner's circle, Power could not contain his glee. Jenna Fryer, Houston Chronicle, "Will Power wins Indy 500, No. 17 for car owner Roger Penske," 27 May 2018 The closest Romans has come to the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby were third-place finishes with Paddy O’Prado in 2010 and Dullahan in 2012. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Dale Romans doubles down on Kentucky Derby chances with Free Drop Billy, Promises Fulfilled," 1 May 2018 George Sipple, Detroit Free Press Ryan Hunter-Reay stood in front of the Scott Fountain on Belle Isle next to the winner's circle on Saturday afternoon. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Grand Prix: Ryan Hunter-Reay makes a splash with celebration," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of winner's circle

1951, in the meaning defined above

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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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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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