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.
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.
He appeared to ease up shortly before the line on the Mark Johnston-trained My Secrets and was beaten a short head for second place.
However, he still closed the useful winner We'll Come to a short head at the line and is well worth a look next time.
Tybalt travelled well that day and hit the front looking all over the winner only to be denied a short head by the fast finishing Adagio.