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trotting race

a horse race using trotters.
Origin of trotting race
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But let me show you a trotting-race, where the sweet little winner goes his measured mile in two minutes and a half.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
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trotting race

(NZ) a race for standard-bred horses driven in sulkies and harnessed in a special way to cause them to use the correct gait Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) harness race
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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