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Weight-for-age Race

(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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