doggetts coat and badge race

World English Dictionary
Doggett's Coat and Badge race (ˈdɒɡɪts)
an annual rowing race held on the River Thames to commemorate the accession of George I: the winner is presented with a coat bearing an embroidered badge
[C18: after Thomas Doggett (1670--1721), British actor who initiated it]

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