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Author Topic: What is that thing called that looks like two handles joined together...  (Read 1155 times)

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...that they sling behind a racehorse's bum if it's reluctant to get into the starting stalls?

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I think it's called a giddyupper.
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I think it's called a giddyupper.


Great name and great answer! But... Google (The All Knowing) doesn't even seem to have heard of the giddyupper let alone recognise it as the greatest invention since champagne tents at horserace meetings.

I hereby propose a petition on Facebook to nudge the Oxford English Dictionary into adding 'Giddyupper. (Noun). Two handed thingywotsit for getting expensive racehorses with cold feet into the starting stalls. Etymology uncertain. Believed to be Australian.' to its illustrious pages forthwith!
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Sooo, anyone know what it IS called?

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I just called a friend who is into racing trotting horses and is no stranger to race tracks. And she said that they just say "Where's the bum strap?" But she loved the idea of it being called the giddyupper.
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