Race cup


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Race cup a cup given as a prize to the victor in a race.
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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “This race is never grateful: from the first, One fills their cup at supper with pure wine, Which back they give at cross-time on a sponge, In bitter vinegar.”


In literature:

The race for the Cup was next, and the ring was settling down to business.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
And men like to say 'my machine is the same as Lestrange won the Cup race with.
"The Flying Mercury" by Eleanor M. Ingram
In 1908 Captain Thompson, of Beck House, generously presented a Cup for a Cross Country Race.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
When an American yacht first won the cup, Queen Victoria was watching the race.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
At a race-dinner the same silver cup goes round the table, drunk out of by every one.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
We race for silver cups and the rivalry is very keen.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
In the Raika-Bagh are more racing cups than this memory holds the names of.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Author of "Kissing Cup's Race," etc.
"Love's Usuries" by Louis Creswicke
Young Eric got a cup of sorts, racing, but I just missed the diving.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
Fred saw this, and giving Tearaway a hint she raced up alongside the Cup horse.
"Fast as the Wind" by Nat Gould

In poetry:

I have seen flowers come in stony places
And kind things done by men with ugly faces,
And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races,
So I trust, too.
"An Epilogue" by John Masefield
A Lay of the Loamshire Hunt Cup
"Aye, squire," said Stevens, "they back him at evens;
The race is all over, bar shouting, they say;
The Clown ought to beat her; Dick Neville is sweeter
Than ever — he swears he can win all the way.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, carries her skis during practice for the women's World Cup ski race in Aspen , Colo. On Friday, Nov 23, 2012.
Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, waits during practice for the women's World Cup ski race in Aspen , Colo.
In this ski town, home to World Cup racing, the mood can toggle between spirited and serene.
Brad Keselowski checks his phone as he sits in his car as the crew works on it during testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing series at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Earnhardt Jr gives 2013 car solid review at test.
Thanks to a deal with former Cup Champ Bobby Labonte, James Finch and his Phoenix Racing team are looking ahead to a pair of very big Cup races in the next couple of weeks.
From left, Clint Bowyer (15), Jeff Gordon and Joey Logano crash in Turn 4 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday.
Brad Keselowski (2) pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Matt York — AP Photo.
Brad Keselowski (2) makes his way through the first turn during NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway, Sunday, Oct 28, 2012, in Martinsville, Va.
Brad Keselowski celebrates his win in victory lane at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Dover International Speedway, Sunday, Sept 30, 2012, in Dover, Del.
Winning his second race in a row in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson remains the point leader after the AAA Texas 500 Sunday (11/4) afternoon.
Kurt Busch waits his turn to go out during qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 auto race in Bristol, Sunday, March 16, 2012.
Turbulent Descent made her first start for her new connections a winning one Aug 24, taking the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course by 1 1/4 lengths and punching her ticket to the Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
MONTREAL — Canadians Jessica Gregg, Guillaume Bastille and Valerie Maltais won races Sunday in the World Cup short-track speedskating event on their home ice at Maurice Richard Arena.
Clint Bowyer's pit crew pushes his car into the garage area after a crash with Jeff Gordon during thea NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Sunday, Nov 11, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz.
Jimmie Johnson leads the Sprint Cup points race.