hardboot


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hardboot

(ˈhɑːdˌbuːt)
n
1. (Skiing) a type of skiing boot that is made of rigid plastic
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing an old-fashioned horse trainer
adj
(Horse Racing) horse racing relating to an old-fashioned horse trainer
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This is one for tradition,'' declared Ward, a third-generation horseman who took pride in recent days in calling himself ``the only (Kentucky) hardboot in the race.
Woody Stephens, the hardboot trainer of five straight Belmont Stakes winners in the '80s, called Baffert ``a different character.
He's the only non-Kentucky hardboot ever to move in from outside to run a top farm there.
But the Kentucky hardboots saw it differently: "A man with real pluck would've gone on.