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.

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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 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

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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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