estrapade


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estrapade

(ˌɛstrəˈpeɪd)
n
the attempt by a horse to throw its rider
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As Wollaeger points out, Hirsch's torture and murder by estrapade (11) is clearly connected to Decoud's torture and suicide on the Great Isabel via "solitude" and "silence" (which torment Decoud "like a tense, thin cord to which he hung suspended by both hands, without fear, without surprise, without any sort of emotion whatever" [Nostromo 488]).
There seemed to be no consolation in recognising that the colts who finished in front of him, Manila and Theatrical, were the best grass performers trained in America for decades, while the mare who relegated him to fourth place, Estrapade, held similar rank among her sex.
The great British colt was well below his best that day but it was still a vintage renewal of the race, as two other champions, Theatrical and Estrapade, were second and third.
Never before or since could America field such a trio of outstanding grass performers at one time as Manila, Theatrical and Estrapade.
Vaguely Noble, who fetched a world record price for any horse at auction (136,000gns as a two-year-old), outclassed Sir Ivor in the Arc in 1968, and went on to sire the great filly Dahlia, Derby winner Empery, Nobiliary, Exceller, Lemhi Gold and Estrapade.