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Re: doctor?

Posted by Bruno on February 5, 2014, 10:22 am, in reply to "Re: doctor?"

Jockeys need to keep a tight rein in order to encourage their horse to run. Anyone who is so far ahead that he can afford to slacken off and still win he can drop his hands and loosen the reins - hence winning 'hands down'.

Source: I'm a retired Jockey

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