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Horserace

Derby
classic annual race at Epsom Downs. [Br. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 276]
Kentucky Derby
classic annual race in Louisville. [Am. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 516]
Palio, the
race with medieval trappings, held annually at Siena. [Ital. Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 620]
Royal Ascot
England’s fashionable annual event. [Br. Cult.: Brewer Dictionary, 49]
Triple Crown
premier achievement in U.S. racing, to win Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. [Amer. Cult.: WB, 16:59]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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