Posted by S. on March 18, 2003

In Reply to: Huggers? posted by Chinese on March 18, 2003

: While we huggers stood around, waiting for one race to end and the next to begin, we talked.

: what are 'huggers'?

This is just a guess, but I think a "hugger" might be the same thing as a "tout", i. e., "one who spies out racing information for betting purposes". My guess is based on the fact that one definition of "to hugger" is "to lurk in ambush".