In the language of horse-racing, handicaps for two-year-old
horses. These horses can be run only with horses of their own age,
after the 1st September; and before the 1st July must not run more than
six furlongs in length.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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