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The Morning Line

Posted by ESC on October 23, 2003

In Reply to: The Morning Line posted by David on October 23, 2003

: In Damon Runyon's great books a horse racing gambler who has lost all his money is said to have nothing left but "the morning line". This is also the name of a Channel 4 (UK) programme about horse racing.

: Does anyone know where the phrase comes from, how it comes to mean what it does.

: thanks

From the Horse Racing Glossary online at

Morning Line - Approximate odds quoted before wagering begins.

: David

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