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jockey club

noun
1.
an association for the regulation and promotion of thoroughbred horse racing, usually composed of racing officials and thoroughbred owners at a specific racetrack or in a particular region.
2.
a section at a racetrack reserved for members of such an association, containing box seats, a restaurant, and sometimes rooms for social gatherings.
Origin of jockey club
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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  • The jockey club may be quoted, but Crockford will be a dead letter.

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • But with your fortune you are independent of all but fashion and the jockey club.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The General tells me he's deathly keen to get into the jockey club.

  • The last race of the season is for the grand prize of the jockey club.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • Know that she has supplanted you in the adoration of the jockey club.

    Little Nobody Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • The original drawing is in the possession of the jockey club, for whom it was made.

    The Horse's Mouth Edward Mayhew
British Dictionary definitions for jockey club

Jockey Club

noun
1.
(Brit) the governing body that regulates and controls horse-racing both on the flat and over jumps
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