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    Default Re: 'Handicap' in sports...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I know that some horse races are called, for example "The XXX Handicap Chase" but I've never worked out what it means as, as far as I'm aware, they all start from the same point and finish at the same point.
    Yes they do, but they carry different weights.

    (There is a foot-race - possibly Emsley Carr Mile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, though I'm not sure - that has the runners starting at different times.)

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    Default Re: 'Handicap' in sports...

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Yes they do, but they carry different weights.
    Ah, thank you. Not being a fan of horse racing (an opponent, in fact), I'm surprised I even knew the term!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: 'Handicap' in sports...

    ...but some of them have to carry extra weights in saddlebags.

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    Default Re: 'Handicap' in sports...

    They carry different weights.

    Never mind, I see this was answered already.

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