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1. a 19th-century couple dance in quick duple time
2. a piece of music composed for this dance



a 19th-century ballroom dance executed with a swift, galloping movement. The musical meter is 2/4. The galop apparently originated in Germany and spread throughout Europe in the early 19th century. It was used in operas, operettas, and ballets. Well-known galops include those by E. Waldteufel, J. Lanner, and J. Strauss the Younger. Schubert, Liszt, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky created serious artistic examples of the galop.

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Of big concern to France Galop will be the remarkably low numbers of French-trained runners on their biggest day of the season.
This follows confirmation from France Galop he has successfully fulfilled all of their criteria to be fit to ride.
BHA is seeking further clari-fication from France Galop but is unable to make any additional comment at this time.
He said: "We have had a very sympathetic hearing and out of respect to France Galop, we will not be making any comment until such time as France Galop make their announcement, which we understand will be some time today.
A lengthy ban from France Galop could potentially rule Dettori out of prestigious races including the Derby, the Oaks, the 1000 Guineas and the 2000 Guineas.
Fallon previously served a six-month suspension imposed by France Galop for testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine in June 2006.
Jump jockey Dean Gallagher was banned for 18 months by France Galop when he failed a second drugs test in 2002.
7,8) identified a subgroup of older patients with peripheral neuropathy, gait ataxia, and elevated titers of serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) binding to galopin and used the term GALOP syndrome (Gait disorder, Antibody, Late-age Onset, Polyneuropathy) to delineate common features among these patients.
ATLANTA -- GT Software, a leading provider of rapid SOA development solutions that leverage mainframe resources, today announced that racing organizer France Galop has gone "live" with a multi-purpose, SOA-enabled website based on the company's renowned Ivory Service Architect.
FRANCE GALOP and three groups representing trainers remain on a collision course after talks aimed at averting action threatening today's meeting at Deauville broke up yesterday, writes Scott Burton.
THE British Horseracing Authority is poised to issue Frankie Dettori's riding licence once the rider has been given clearance to return to the saddle by France Galop.
However, confusion has reigned over his status with France Galop, throwing his plans into disarray, with the BHA insisting it has not received the necessary clearance.