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  • v. Present participle of hippodrome.; Staging games to suit gamblers, especially baseball.


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  • The first proven incident of "hippodroming," as it was called in the nineteenth century, occurred in 1865 when the New York Mutuals lost to the Brooklyn Eckfords in the game they should have won.

    Roger I. Abrams: "Kill the Referee"

  • No "hippodroming" here: stripped to the skin, the muscles on their brown bodies standing out in irregular knots, they fling one another about in the liveliest manner.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • Amid charges of hippodroming the past two games, this three-game playoff series will be decided tomorrow night in Palm Beach.

    Bleed Cubbie Blue


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  • "... once all four of the Savage all-stars broke stride in the same race, creating what one paper called 'a farcical effect'; on another occasion Hersey became ill in mid-race and vomited from the sulky. With Dan out of the spotlight, the point of all the hippodroming seemed lost."

    —Charles Leerhsen, Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 322

    October 28, 2008