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Ascot Races

A very fashionable “meet,” run on Ascot Heath, Berkshire (6 miles from Windsor). The best horses of all England compete, and at a somewhat more advanced age than at the “great classic races” (q.v.).

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