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short head

[TA]
for a muscle with two heads of origin (a "biceps" muscle), the head originating nearest the insertion. See: short head of biceps brachii, short head of biceps femoris.
Synonym(s): caput breve [TA]
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He could be more of a Dante and mile-and-a-quarter horse than a Guineas horse," said the master of Warren Place after Twice Over's short head verdict.
ONLY beaten two short heads in the 1000 Guineas, Stoute's Bella Colora goes off a generous 8-11 fav for the Lupe Stakes and duly obliges under the 'Choirboy' for the 'fill yer boots' boys
AT Goodwood,Peter Walwyn's 4-7 fav No Alimony (P Eddery) finds the Predominate Stakes no walk down the aisle and scrambles home by a short head from Ryan Price's Bruni (A Murray) 9-2.
Normally you'd be condemning the handicapper for winning a couple of short heads and going up 6lbs but not in this case.
IN an exceptional Craven Stakes, Guy Harwood's 5-6 fav Lear Fan (G Starkey) maintains his unbeaten reccord when edging out Jeremy Tree's Rainbow Quest (S Cauthen) by a short head.
The beige and grey colours of Dr Marwan Koukash have been carrying all before them this month, and following on from the Chester Cup win of his Bulwark, Tufton - who is also trained by Ian Williams - gave him his fourth winner in just three weeks when coming late under a strong ride from Stephen Donohue to take the 1m2f handicap by a short head from Cherri Fosfate.
5 puts the in-running trades into context, and the first five home were separated by short heads, while roughly two lengths covered winner Reballo and last home Chief Exec.
He had two races to be proud of, because a head and two short heads covered the first four in the 6f race (in which a length and a half covered the first eight home), and in the 5f handicap, two short heads divided the first three
Sanders launched his double on Evident Pride, trained by Brett Johnson, in the maiden handicap in which the judge split the winner, Signal Hill and Shy Glance by two short heads.
The 1985 1,000 Guineas is the only Classic in which the first three officially finished closer than they did last Saturday, because it is the only one in which the principals were separated by two short heads.
The finish of the mile rated stakes in which two short heads separated the first three - Camelot, Penny Cross and Rifleman
Carrying top weight of 12st 1lb, he was held up and came flying through at the finish to score by two short heads from Moyne Royal (received 12lb) and Regit (received 23lb).