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A trotting race meet; harness racing.
* 2002 , Veronica Brodie, Mary-Anne Gale, My Side of the Bridge: The Life Story of Veronica Brodie as Told to Mary-Anne Gale , Wakefield Press, South Australia,
- I've had the trots all morning and haven't been able to go out.
* 2006 , Mike Dillon, From The Horses Mouth: The Keith Haub Story , 2010, HarperCollins New Zealand,
- A lot of people used to go out to the trots' at Wayville. You?d see them all dressed up in their beads and bonnets and looking all flash, going off to the ' trots .
* 2008 , J. D. Carpenter, Twelve Trees , Dundurn Press, Canada,
- ‘Russ drank two bottles of Coruba rum at the races then demanded to be driven to the Auckland night trots'. We hadn?t been that keen on going to the ' trots , but when we dropped him there we figured we might as well stay for a couple of races.’
* 2008 , Drake Hokanson, Carol Kratz, Purebred & Homegrown: America?s County Fairs , Terrace Books, US,
- I like both kinds of racing, thoroughbred and standardbred. Despite their lower social status, I like betting the trots just as much as I do the flats.
* 2011 , Mike Walsh, 8: From Hollywood to the Garden Suburb (and Back to Hollywood): Exhibition and Distribution in Australia'', Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst, Philippe Meers, ''Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies , Wiley,
- “It is a fact that thousands come, pay their fee, and go straight to the amphitheater to see the trots , without whose fees premiums could not be paid to other classes.”
- The introduction of harness racing on Saturday nights at nearby Wayville in 1934 caused serious consequences for the rest of the 1930s as ‘the trots'’ regularly attracted crowds of 20 000. When the ' trots began to offer free admission to children accompanying their parents, the state Exhibitors? Association, of which Thompson was then chair, tried to agitate against this on moral grounds.