Definition of winning post in US English:

winning post

noun

  • A post marking the end of a race.

    • ‘Fittingly, he was buried by the winning post on the Grand National course at Aintree.’
    • ‘That means a new bend from the winning post to the 12-furlong start.’
    • ‘‘We flew early on and I was worrying the winning post would come to soon but he really motored over the last 100 yards,’ Spencer told BBC Sport.’
    • ‘The pair were neck and neck over the last and fought it out right to the winning post, with the judge needing several minutes to separate them in a photo finish.’
    • ‘The idea behind a handicap is to make for a more even race - the handicapper's ultimate (though in practice unfeasible) aim is for the horses to pass the winning post in a dead heat.’
    • ‘You flash past the winning post knowing you have won the biggest race of your life and are smothered in flash-bulbs and the congratulations of owners, trainers and punters.’
    • ‘However, jockey Greg Childs voiced concerns, saying that only her fighting heart got her to the winning post.’
    • ‘Any race reaches its climax not at the winning post but at the moment just before the outcome becomes resolved, and the greatest showdowns test the elasticity of that moment towards breaking point.’
    • ‘It is 14 years since Desert Orchid, affectionately known as Dessie, last surged past the winning post at a racecourse.’
    • ‘With the winning post now in sight, the Yorkshire One promotion race could explode into action tomorrow.’
    • ‘I leapt about four feet in the air when he passed the winning post.’
    • ‘I was standing by the winning post with my friends, screaming and shouting as he come on the run-in.’
    • ‘The run-in to the winning post is uphill, making it difficult for horses who like to be held up and come late.’
    • ‘He's as strong as any of the lighter riders I know and he does know how to ride a race - he knows where the winning post is.’
    • ‘A wide and galloping track, one of the key moments comes about two furlongs from the winning post where there is a dip in the course.’
    • ‘Then, in the warmth of the moment the other side of the winning post, Peter would elegantly put the record straight and tell us all who had really won.’
    • ‘For numerous riders over the years this elongated run-in has proved mental and physical agony when the winning post seems to be retreating with every weary stride.’
    • ‘Final preparations before racing begins are well under way and Ascot has now placed its livery and branding on the run up to the racecourse and over the winning post.’
    • ‘‘I never had an ounce of worry until I got to the winning post, and then I wasn't sure,’ Seamer said.’
    • ‘The application, if passed, will extend the track from the winning post to link with the back straight at the mile-and-a-half start position.’

Pronunciation

winning post

/ˈwɪnɪŋ poʊst//ˈwiniNG pōst/