jockey-club

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:
1765–75

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Jockey Club
 
n
(Brit) the governing body that regulates and controls horse-racing both on the flat and over jumps

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