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jump-out

jump-out  n.— «Finding winners at meetings restricted to horses from certain zones is hard yakka. Horses that haven’t been to the races for months. Horses that are racing out of their grades and over unsuitable distances. Horses that have...

optempo

optempo  adj.— «“Optempo,” as soldiers refer to the pace of military life, is fast; poetry helps cadets inured to racing from one activity to another uncover those intricate details perceptible only at slower speeds.» —“In the Valley...

plastic pony

plastic pony  n.— «An increasing number of punters are turning to football and other sports, but the fastest growth area has been in fixed-odds virtual games, from touch-screen roulette slot machines to computer-generated horse races—known...

technical

technical  adj.— «In trail racing parlance, mud, roots and rocks on the trail are described as a “technical” trail. » —“SRTs again…“ Hungry Ghost’s Daily Diet (Canada) July 30, 2007. (source: Double...

whoop-de-doo

whoop-de-doo  n.— «Another rider racing down the straight called the “L.I.E.” (after the Long Island Expressway) fails to negotiate the washboard bumps, or “whoop-do-dos,” as he should have and very nearly falls...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Like all BMX tracks, it’s designed with a series of wave-like bumps (whoops), banked corners (burms), bumps and jumps to challenge the skills of a biker. Bill Gilles, acting president of the Newmarket BMX Club, calls one...

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