"track record"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 18 21:38:44 UTC 2010

At 11/18/2010 09:51 AM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

>According to the OED, "track record" derives from horse
>racing.  Whether horse racing qualifies as a "sport" is open to
>question:  The activity is covered in the "sports" section of
>newspapers, but I always wonder who is the athlete--the horse or the
>rider or the owner.  The question is perhaps even more troubling as
>regards auto racing.

At the Olympics, they lead the winning horse to the winner's circle
and drape over its neck a gold medal.  On either side, at s slightly
lower level, are the silver and bronze winners.


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