Definition of the sport of kings in English:

the sport of kings


  • Horse racing.

    • ‘Top institutional investors finding it hard to locate rich pickings on world markets are turning to the sport of kings to raise money for charity.’
    • ‘Perhaps this type of punching was once the sport of kings, just as horse racing is said to be the sport of kings today.’
    • ‘Ambitious plans to create a new, multi-million pound racecourse between Altham and Simonstone have left many people toasting the possible arrival of the sport of kings.’
    • ‘It just might edge into my top ten, but even I have been enthralled many, many times by the passion the sport of kings engenders.’
    • ‘The semi-state company has overseen 12 months of unprecedented success for Irish horses in the sport of kings.’
    • ‘Now an East Yorkshire businessman is seeking to capitalise further on the Northern passion for the sport of kings.’
    • ‘In 1937, during the darkest depths of the Great Depression, these four mongrels had a go at the sport of kings and beat the bluebloods at their own game.’
    • ‘This competition, combining music and the sport of kings with reading Waterford's finest newspaper, kicks off in this week's issue of the Waterford News & Star and continues for the next five weeks.’
    • ‘Horseracing is known as the sport of kings for good reason.’
    • ‘As reported, the filly, who turns two years old next month, is set to race this season, with early indications showing she could have an exciting future in the sport of kings.’