One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cloth laid on a horse's back under the saddle.
- ‘The California Horse Racing Board on Friday approved a one-year test program that would make the state the first in the nation to permit advertising on owners' silks, track saddlecloths, and jockeys' attire.’
- ‘November 8, 2000 - The New York Racing Association announced that it would begin using the color-coded saddlecloths adopted by many other racetracks around the country. © Copyright 2006, Thoroughbred Times.’
- ‘The saddlecloth is autographed by both Ritchey and Rose.’
- ‘October 31, 1944 - The saddlecloth numbers of the first five race winners at Jamaica racetrack in New York corresponded to the number of the race in which each horse started.’
- ‘The system, designed to improve the accuracy of data in racing charts, uses 4-ounce radio transmitters that are attached to the saddlecloths of the horses.’
- ‘The soldiers ride bays or chestnuts and use United States Army regulation saddles, saddlecloths, halters, bridles, and curb bits.’
- ‘Other safety items are available that can be attached to reins, stirrups and martingales, as well as fluorescent saddlecloths and exercise rugs.’
- ‘However, because I had not correctly attached the tack, the saddlecloth fell off the horse during the race.’
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