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    Run Up On Heels

    For some web article:

    (source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brown )
    "Big Brown went off as the 3-10 favorite in the Belmont. He was rank in the early stages of the race, and nearly ran up on the heels of eventual winner Da' Tara."

    What is "run up on the heels"?

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    Re: Run Up On Heels

    It means Big Brown was gaining on the other horse and got so close that the hind hooves of the leader and eventual winner Da' Tara were nearly hitting him.

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    Re: Run Up On Heels

    So, "run up on someone's heel" could be written as "run up onto someone's heel" in the same sense as "run up a hill"?

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    Re: Run Up On Heels

    No. It is not to be taken literally.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-May-2013 at 08:36.

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    Re: Run Up On Heels

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    The pest again.

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