Definition of racecard in English:



  • A programme giving information about the races scheduled for a particular race meeting.

    • ‘One irate punter arrived at the secretary's office, having paid 15 at the gate and 2.50 for a racecard.’
    • ‘Even people who wouldn't know their horse from their elbow are tempted to blindly stick a pin in the racecard and bet 50p or £1 in the hope fate has selected a winner.’
    • ‘To assist me, Peter sent some large homemade racecards that he had made for the races to help him remember the horses and their colours for the races he was commentating on.’
    • ‘We came perilously close to a situation in which newspapers would have stopped carrying racecards.’
    • ‘In some cases, newspapers have dropped racecards altogether.’
    • ‘A racecard signed by all of the jockeys riding in Saturday's Grand National will be auctioned in York that evening.’
    • ‘He equipped the starter with a flag, fined the Clerk of the Course if races were sent off late and insisted that horses carried the same number as was written on the racecard.’
    • ‘He cannot remember who he saw race that day - but it was his first step into a world of furlongs, racecards and Tic-tac - and he has remained absorbed ever since.’
    • ‘He was famed for his meticulous preparation, producing his own racecard detailing the jockeys' colours and other key details.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the British Horseracing Board earned widespread criticism for its proposal to hike up the rates newspapers pay to publish racecards - it was eventually forced into a grudging climbdown.’
    • ‘‘Normal racecards fit in your coat pockets or handbag - trying to hold up binoculars and cling on the oversized card is very awkward,’ was a typical response.’
    • ‘Free racecards will be available to all racegoers and there will be a Bucks Fizz reception in all enclosures from 12.15 pm until the first race to celebrate the return of racing to Catterick.’
    • ‘The first race is 2pm and the last at 4.55 pm and entry is £20 per car with a free racecard included.’
    • ‘The prize, worth £200, includes paddock admission and car parking, a three-course champagne lunch, afternoon tea and racecards.’
    • ‘Admission is £20 per car, regardless of the number of passengers, and includes a racecard.’
    • ‘On-course betting appeared brisk with plenty of visitors studying the racecard and having a flutter.’
    • ‘There are plenty of celebrities who own racehorses but many avoid the limelight by keeping their name out of the racecards.’
    • ‘Punters can also run a sweepstake with their own special online kit, learn the jargon of racecards or unravel the mysteries of the tic-tac man.’
    • ‘And for the newspaper industry, just how many are going to print all those extra racecards?’
    • ‘There is racing paraphernalia splattered everywhere including a racecard from the May Leopardstown meeting on the front of which the cigarette makers Players-Wills ‘wish all patrons good racing and good smoking’.’