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Ladiesʹ Plate (The)


in races, is not a race for a prize subscribed for by ladies, but a race run for by women.

“On the Monday succeeding St. Wilfred’s Sunday, there were for many years at Roper’s Common [a race] called the Lady’s Plate, of £15 value, for horses, etc., ridden by women.”—Sporting Magazine, vol. xx., New Series, p. 287.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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