E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Weight-for-age Race (A).
A sort of handicap (q.v.), but the weights are apportioned according to certain conditions, and not according to the dictum of a capper. Horses of the same age carry similar weights cæteris paribus. (See SELLING - RACE, PLATE, SWEEP-STAKES.)