Turf

(The). The racecourse; the profession of horse-racing, which is done on turf or grass. One who lives by the turf, or whose means of living is derived from running horses or betting on races.

“All men are equal on the turf and under it.” —Lord George Bentinck.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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