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virtual machine

n.
A software program that emulates a hardware system.
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By Jonathan Kay Wallis is particularly sweet on Cloudbursting, one of Sunday's winners having set a 260m track record the week before.
TOWCESTER track records:- 260m: Cloudbursting 15.00sec (1/2/15) 480m: Domino Storm 27.84sec (1/2/15) 655m: Billys Bullet 38.90sec (8/2/15) 686m: Vanrooney 40.97sec (8/2/15) 906m: Supreme Rossie 56.75sec (13/12/14)
The star, who also had hits with Hounds Of Love and Cloudbursting has only ever had a six-week tour of Europe in her entire career.