Feather weight

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(Racing) Scrupulously exact weight, so that a feather would turn the scale, when a jockey is weighed or weighted.
The lightest weight that can be put on the back of a horse in racing.
In wrestling, boxing, etc., a term applied to the lightest of the classes into which contestants are divided; - in contradistinction to light weight, middle weight, and heavy weight.
- Youatt.

See also: Feather, Feather, Feather

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Therefore, the progressive novice Stoneraker may be the one to beat off his feather weight. My one concern is he has had a long season.
The McCain clan must always be respected in the National McKelvey caught the eye staying on in the Becher Chase last November, when reportedly not fully wound up, and looks capable of running a big race off a feather weight. Idle Talk is talented, but is the more likely of the two to completely bomb and there are concerns about him staying as he didn't appear to get home in last year's Scottish National.
Probably campaigned with a view to handicaps and confirmed promise of Uttoxeter third when ready winner under feather weight at Leicester last week.
Martin and David Pipe have targeted this race for many years and Itsmyboy is fancied to improve their record under a feather weight.
The ground should be fine and won't affect him." Clive Cox, trainer of Decision "He bumped into a smart performer at Chepstow last time, but is a progressive sort who will appreciate his feather weight and won't mind any further rain, as he'll handle any ground." Amanda Perrett, trainer of Wilfred Pickles "He ran a nice race last time, but is still a maiden.
But Nicky Cook is a 5-4 outsider with Stan James to win a tough first defence of his WBO super feather weight title against Puerto Rican Roman Martinez.
This weekend, he will be ridden for the first time by Bryony Frost off a feather weight of 10 stone.
Peculiar Genius has a feather weight the 3.05 and Bryan Cooper in the saddle.
middle weight and light weight, Kamran Khan of Mardan in the feather weight and
Farid Ahmad of Haripur in the Heavy weight category won the gold medal, Irshad and Zia-ul-Haq in the middle weight and light weight, Kamran Khan of Mardan in the feather weight and Zubair Ahmad, a nine-year-old in the special feather weight category won gold medal.
In U-63kg bantam weight, Mehmood Khan of Wapda won gold, Jabran Asad of HEC silver and Noorza Din of PAF bronze, in U-68kg feather weight, M Faheem of Wapda won gold, M Mobeen of Army silver and Raheel of Railways bronze, in U-74kg light weight, Suleman of Army won gold, Naveed of Wapda silver and Sajawal of HEC bronze, in U-87kg Middle weight, Afnan Shah of Army won gold, Saad of Wapda silver and Faheem Ur Rehman of Railways bronze, in over 87kg heavy weight, Sajjad Hussian of Army won gold, Waqar Ali Shah of Wapda silver and M Adnan of Railways bronze.