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Mon Jul 19 07:26:46 UTC 2004

In a message dated 7/19/2004 2:35:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, douglas at NB.NET

> So why was the term "Big Apple" applied to the New York racetracks? Is
> "apple" just used for "thing", as in "the whole apple" = "the whole thing"?
> Does anybody know?
> -- Doug Wilson

Big--as in Big Time, Big City.
Apple--a favorite of horses and historically used as a reward or big prize. I
have much more (including cartoons of apples), some of which I'll add later.

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