scratch sheet

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scratch sheet (plural scratch sheets)

  1. A publication that lists the horses withdrawn from a day's horse races, along with the betting odds and statistics for the horses that are running.
  2. (by extension) A publication that lists participants in a competitive sporting event or in a political campaign.
    • 2002 July 31, "More than 250 Opti prams crowd bay in perfect sailing weather", Sarasota Herald-Tribune, page 64:
      The scratch sheet – a listing of the competitors – said that the White, Red and Blue fleets totaled 196 boats, run in four classes of 49 boats each.