Definition of racing in English:



mass noun
  • 1

    short for horse racing
    • ‘The decision to resume both live racing and simulcasting will be made as soon as power is restored to the Miami track.’
    • ‘Britain's first new racecourse for 60 years is odds-on to showcase top-flight racing.’
    • ‘A snowstorm wiped out live racing at five tracks in the Eastern United States on Sunday.’
    • ‘For maximum excitement and variety a mixed card of flat, hurdle and steeplechase racing has been organised.’
    • ‘Live racing is scheduled to resume at both facilities on Saturday.’
    • ‘Live racing was scheduled to return with five-race turf-only cards on Sunday and Monday.’
    • ‘His feeling for the track and racing came through very clearly, but again it was understated.’
    • ‘The event remains the only occasion in British racing where every horse taking part wins prize money.’
    • ‘He was a keen amateur jockey and horse breeder who used his time as chairman of the Australian Jockey Club to revise the rules of racing - revisions that were later adopted nationally.’
    • ‘He also was charged with giving misleading evidence to stewards and bringing racing into disrepute.’
    • ‘Nowhere is variety more the spice of life than when it comes to British racing, much to the envy of everyone else.’
    • ‘Turf racing is scheduled to run through the third week of November and may go longer, weather permitting.’
    • ‘Additionally, they say that racing should be taxed as an ordinary business.’
    • ‘In the last six months, the landscape of Washington racing has changed dramatically.’
    • ‘There's a long heritage of racing in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.’
    • ‘The Downs has not conducted live racing since 1997 and shut down the following season due to financial trouble.’
    • ‘He denied any allegation of race fixing but is due to face a Jockey Club charge of bringing racing into disrepute next month, which he denies.’
    • ‘Jump racing is one of the most dangerous sports that exist and all sorts of drama and injury lurk around the corner.’
    • ‘Redevelopment of the site will result in the end of live racing there, a feature of the fair since 1951.’
    • ‘While there is no doubt that racing will be the focus of the day, racecourse chiefs have lots in store to keep the younger members of the family amused.’
    1. 1.1 Any sport that involves competing in races.
      ‘cycle racing’
      ‘yacht racing’
      • ‘Around 45 percent of competitive kart racing is done by youths.’
      • ‘Yacht racing has been described as a hole in the ocean you throw money into!’
      • ‘The track at millennium park provides the ideal opportunity for those interested in stepping into competitive racing.’
      • ‘American Le Mans Series sports car racing is not the only competition on the track.’
      • ‘By nature, automobile racing is the most technological of sports.’
      • ‘On the competitive side of racing, no other current driver has three Winston Cup trophies.’
      • ‘Even the yacht racing will be within the urban area, clearly visible from a myriad Sydney Harbour hills and vantage points: both firsts for an Olympiad.’
      • ‘I've lost movement in my left shoulder; physically I'm not up to competitive racing.’
      • ‘Rally racing has been a sports phenomenon that has gripped the Europeans, but not North Americans.’
      • ‘The sport of pigeon racing is built around a central mystery: the strange homing instinct of the pigeon.’
      • ‘Dirt bike racing is a contact sport that can take away lives thus extra protection and precaution must be taken into consideration.’
      • ‘Dragon boat racing is a Chinese sport that has its origins about 2400 years ago.’
      • ‘Sulky racing normally involves one human and one horse’
      • ‘Luck influences the outcome of an event in auto racing more than in any other sport.’
      • ‘There are soccer and basketball teams, and camel racing is a popular spectator sport.’
      • ‘But he finally made the decision to end 20 years of high-level competitive racing after a race in Peterborough.’


  • 1Moving swiftly.

    ‘he controlled his racing thoughts’
    • ‘The wind was howling through the trees, the sky was overcast with heavy racing clouds, and one or two large drops of rain proclaimed the approach of a storm.’
    • ‘Just as I was leaving, the rain stopped and for a brief time the sun emerged from behind the racing clouds.’
  • 2(of a person) following horse racing.

    ‘Kevin was not a racing man’
    • ‘The Minister is a racing fan and he is obviously anxious to look after those involved in the sport.’
    • ‘The racing heroes he refers to are few and far between compared to the hundreds of soccer stars being hero-worshipped up and down the country.’
    • ‘But officials from Ascot who run the Royal meeting have stressed to their York hosts they want to give as many racing fans as possible the chance to buy tickets.’
    • ‘And the entertainment continued well after racing for the day came to a halt with live music enticing racing fans to stay just a little longer.’
    • ‘The group are big racing fans and visit the tracks around the country.’
    • ‘I'm not a racing man myself, but the pubs stay open till 2.30, so who's complaining?’
    • ‘The racing crowds had been in earlier - good for takings but very trying on the patience, apparently - and he seemed glad for a bit of a lock in.’
    • ‘A string of high-profile racing personalities were also taken into custody.’
    • ‘But nothing stirs the blood of racing folk quite like a grey at full throttle.’
    • ‘An interesting phenomenon of the book was the relative absence of criticism of its flaws by racing people.’
    • ‘Last Thursday, I met a couple of racing fans who told me that for the first time ever, they were going to both days of the Scottish Grand National meeting.’
    • ‘At the very least, the racing woman has to think about the weather - and dress accordingly.’
    • ‘Many racing people are already feeling the pinch and any new ban would cause very serious difficulties for the industry.’
    • ‘There were a lot of racing people present and it had many of the regulars scratching their heads.’