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petasus

hat; emblem of ancient travelers and hunters. [Gk. Art: Hall, 145]
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Greeks and Romans shared a word for the traveler's hat: the petasos or petasus. This is Mercury's famous hat, and as its broad brim suggests, ancient tourists were not big on vacation tans.
He proposed the term "petasus" for the remnant at the micropylar end, although this is more commonly called an "epistase" (Maheshwari, 1950).
The Irishman will always have a soft spot for the Sussex track, since he rode his first winner in Britain there on Petasus at the first meeting of the season.
Doyle, who is being tipped for the top, had ridden winners for his boss Roger Curtis at Fontwell on Friday and Plumpton on Sunday, but it was Chance who had put him on his first success in Britain, when Petasus won at Plumpton in September.