Saw this term in racing notes. What does displayed brief foot mean?
Ran fast for a short period of time then dropped an anchor.
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Short for "brief turn of foot" - sprinted for a bit or showed some brilliance for a short distance during the race.
Laurierace and Witherbee explained this quite well.
It is always better to see 'displayed brief foot' than to see 'no rally.' Just my thought....