Horse racing

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15:21 Jul 2, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: Horse racing
Piste en herbe de 1 600 mètres en trot, volte à droite.
Piste en herbe de 1 800 mètres en plat, corde à droite
How should I translate volte and corde à droite?
Derek
English translation:> see below <
Explanation:
In the context of race tracks, "volte a droite" and "corde a droite" mean much the same thing. For your harness races (" en trot") the track has a right-hand turn ("volte a droite"), i.e., the horses and their drivers race in a clockwise direction (which is the standard direction for almost all horse-racing on the Continent, as opposed to the U.S.A., where the competitors travel around the track counter-clockwise). -- For your flat (i.e., non-steeplechase) races ("en plat"), the inside rail (the "corde") is on the jockeys' right-hand side; i.e., here again, the horses are moving counter-clockwise. -- For the record, a "volte" or "volta" is a movement in dressage, when an individual rider causes his horse to execute a relatively small, well-balanced, and well-shaped circle. ( I rode dressage for two years as a teenager.) -- For more info on race-course layouts, I'd suggest you visit the web site below; but I expect you're already familiar with it! :) -- Best, HC
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volte


Explanation:
Voici ce que donne eurodicautom pour volte (animal racing)
French Term volte
Definition : sur le grand côté du manège, circonférence angente à la piste d'environ 3 m de rayon. La piste est reprise à la même main.
English Term: volte
Definition ..start at a given point on the wall...and put your weight onto the inside stirrup....carry your left hand...to the left and upward...bending your horse's head...to the left...make him make a... circle.

Bon courage,

Agnès


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> see below <


Explanation:
In the context of race tracks, "volte a droite" and "corde a droite" mean much the same thing. For your harness races (" en trot") the track has a right-hand turn ("volte a droite"), i.e., the horses and their drivers race in a clockwise direction (which is the standard direction for almost all horse-racing on the Continent, as opposed to the U.S.A., where the competitors travel around the track counter-clockwise). -- For your flat (i.e., non-steeplechase) races ("en plat"), the inside rail (the "corde") is on the jockeys' right-hand side; i.e., here again, the horses are moving counter-clockwise. -- For the record, a "volte" or "volta" is a movement in dressage, when an individual rider causes his horse to execute a relatively small, well-balanced, and well-shaped circle. ( I rode dressage for two years as a teenager.) -- For more info on race-course layouts, I'd suggest you visit the web site below; but I expect you're already familiar with it! :) -- Best, HC


    Reference: http://www.ville-vittel.fr/hippodrome/pratique.html
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