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spin  v.— «Agents often make early commitments to more than one horse in a race, figuring that the field will thin out by the time post positions are drawn. But if both horses enter, one of the trainers will be jilted. Jockeys also can...

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spin  v.— «To keep the fewest people irate at any one time, Barsotti, who has been an agent for seven years, has rules: “Don’t make commitments early, don’t spin late.” Spin, at the track, means renege on a deal.» —“The...

spin

spin  v.— «“Spinning” is the racetrack term for maneuvering by which agents change mounts shortly before entries are taken, or trainers change riders.» —“Jockey Agents Always On Alert ‘Spinning’ Causes Backstretch...

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spin  v.— «Prado also earned the ire of Million-winning trainer Michael Matz, who continued to insist that the determined West Coast reinsman had given him a commitment to ride Kicken Kris in the Million. Instead, Matz insisted, Prado and...

brodie

brodie  n.— «Spying a largish dirt lot off the road, B. turned into it and began whipping brodies in the lot. (For the uninitiated, this is making your car spin in circles fast.) This teenage tradition probably has a little to do with the...

doosra

doosra n. a cricket delivery bowled in such as way as to spin away from right-handed batsmen. Etymological Note: < Hin./Urd. doosra ‘second, other, another’ (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)