One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A circuit at a racecourse round which horses can be walked to warm up before a race.
- ‘People were enjoying the occasion as they watched these grey horses walking round the parade ring.’
- ‘To help visitors pick the winners all the horses were walked around the parade ring so that they could be seen close up before punters put money on them.’
- ‘A bookie must display a price on all horses before the field leaves the parade ring.’
- ‘He was led around the parade ring at Thurles on Sunday in a special ceremony to mark his wonderful career and received a tremendous reception from the crowd.’
- ‘The much-needed new spectator areas will see the rundown Carrick Stand demolished, while the parade ring and winners' circle will also be redeveloped.’
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