Definition of selling race in English:

selling race


  • A horse race after which the winning horse must be auctioned.

    • ‘Back in 1850 JJ Turner had advertised his willingness to attend country meetings, specifically to conduct auctions of winners of selling races.’
    • ‘There is no big-money prize at the end of it, only a minor selling race confined to juvenile fillies.’
    • ‘It came recently in a selling race at Ayr, one of the courses still using the old stalls, when hot favourite Locombe Hill was involved in a dreadful incident at the start.’
    • ‘Having got off the mark at Redcar, Windchill followed up in a valuable selling race at Newcastle.’
    • ‘That was only a selling race, but Cast Iron left the impression that he was capable of something a little bit better.’