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 Scratch Race (A).Screw (A), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Scratched.
 
A horse is said to be scratched when its name is scratched out of the list of runners. “Tomboy was scratched for the Derby at ten á.m. on Wednesday,” and no bet on that horse made subsequently would be valid.   1
 


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