a small, usually circular area or enclosure at a racetrack where awards are bestowed on winning mounts and their jockeys.
any select group of winners, achievers, or those that have been accepted as worthy: the winner's circle of fine wines.
Origin of winner's circle
First recorded in 1950–55
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