short head


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short head

n
(Horse Racing) horse racing a distance shorter than the length of a horse's head
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Their bare teeth, their short heads, and upturned nostrils give them the most ludicrous self-confident air of defiance imaginable.
Both Diplomat and Vitally Important tried to overtake Pleaseletme win but the Injaaz Stud horse held on to his charge and wrapped up the win by short head to a massive cheers of the crowd, upsetting many higher-rated challengers.
Report Italy Frankie Dettori failed by a short head in his bid to land a first victory in the local version of the 2,000 Guineas at Capannelle yesterday, his mount Patriot Hero being collared in the final stride by anda Muchacho.
But he showed plenty to go clear before battling to a short head success.
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Our fantastic new racehorse Bescot Springs put in a wonderful performance on debut for the Daily Mirror Punters Club at Ayr yesterday, failing by a mere short head to gain a thrilling victory in our famous red and white colours.
MURTAGH magic stole the show again at Newmarket as favourite Educate grabbed the Cambridgeshire by a fast disappearing short head.
Mull Of Killough (10-1) came with a late run under Shane Kelly but Brae Hill held on gamely to win by a short head.
Addwaitya was a short head behind in third place while Doc Holiday was fourth another one-and-one-fourth-length adrift.
To the surprise of many, George Moore's charge got the verdict by a short head and O'Connell said: "I must admit I thought we had been mugged on the line, but my fellow is so tough.
There were plenty in with chances a furlong out, and it was Jargelle who just got the verdict by a short head from the strong-finishing Infamous Angel with Senor Mirasol a nose away in third and Bahamian Babe fourth.
Echo Of Light briefly extended his advantage two furlongs from home but was all out in the closing stages to hold Atlantic Air by a short head with Kocab just a head back in third.