Student or Learner
I'm a big fan of horse races, so I was really excited to see Sea The Stars win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. I saw the race on Youtube, and in the video, the anchor said "He (Sea The Stars) goes into the role of honor beside Ribot, Sea Bird, Dancing Brave, Mill Reef.. A geat performance."
Could anyone tell me what "the role of honor" means? I'm not 100 percent sure if he really said so. It might be anothe expression.