(A). A sort of handicap
(q.v.), but the weights are apportioned according
to certain conditions, and not according to the dictum of a
“capper.” Horses of the same age carry similar weights
caeteris paribus. (See
Selling-Race, Plate, Sweepstakes.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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