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|Across The Board:
||Three equal bets, to win, place and show, on one horse.
||A non-claiming race which has conditions to determine the
horses that are eligible to enter. For example, an allowance race might be
open to horses that have not won three races.
||An entered horse that will race only if a scratch occurs (at
or prior to scratch time) in the body of the field.
||Finished out of the money.
||Rookie jockey who receives weight allowances.
||1) The straightaway on the far side of the race track.
2) Area where stables are located.
||To drift or veer out toward the outside of the track.
||Metal bar that fits in horse's mouth and is attached to the
reins; used for control.
||Horse that bleeds during heavy exertion, usually from small
vessels or capillaries in respiratory system.
||A common piece of racing equipment that contains eye cups
which limit a horse's vision and prevent distraction.
||Pedigree of a horse.
||Workout before a race to limber up a horse.
||A sharp left- or right-hand movement by a horse.
||Jockey's record of riding engagements.
||1) The start of a race.
2) To train a young horse to accept saddle, bridle and rider.
||When a horse gets his first win.
||1)To run easily, under a hold, without much encouragement.
2) A generic expression for a morning workout.
||Female Thoroughbred used for breeding purposes.
||The sire of the dam of a Thoroughbred.
||1) To describe the running of a race.
2) A specific point in a race at which running positions are recorded.
3)A verbal contract between a jockey and a trainer.
||A day's racing program.
||1) A horse that had laid down or fallen and is unable to rise.
2) Lost or thrown, such as a horseshoe.
||The betting favorite.
||Result chart that shows all horses and their positions at
various points in a given race along with the time of the race.
||Extension of the stretch allowing for long, straight runs from
the gate to the first turn.
||Tracks whose meets are in sequence, allowing stables to follow
||A type of race in which the horses are entered for a specific
price and may be purchased (claimed) before the race. A claiming price helps to
classify horses and keep the competition in a race fairly equal.
||One who times workouts.
||To gain ground on the leader.
||Usually the turn found on the right-hand side of the track as
seen when facing the track from the stands.
||Jockey silks and cap done in horse owner's colors and
||A male horse that is four years old or younger.
||A reference to a horse which lacks class and/or one which
fails to give a full effort.
||Track publication for horsemen announcing conditions of
||Two or more horses that have the same owners or trainers are
said to be coupled. These horses run as an "entry," and a bet on one
horse automatically includes the other.
||A description of a dirt track surface which is loose and dry,
therefore tending to break away from th horses as they run.
||The top level of the racing surface.
|Daily Racing Form:
||Daily newspaper of racing which provides statistics, racing
news and past performance records of horses competing in races that day.
||The mother of a horse.
||A day when a track does not conduct racing during their
||When two horses cross the finish line at the same time and are
inseparable by the photo-finish camera, the race is declared a tie, or dead
||Tack and lead slabs that bring rider up to the horse's
||Stakes races for three-year-olds.
||To officially lower a horses's actual finish position due to
interfering with other horses, carrying too little weight, not conforming to
conditions of eligibility of having systemic substances above allowed
||Rubber cones placed away from the inner rail on the turf
course during morning workouts in order to prevent wear and tear of the main
portion of course; also sometimes used on dirt tracks when they are muddy or
||When a horse breaks very slow from the gate.
||To slow a horse's stride to prevent undue exertion.
||Colored post inside the inner rail exactly one-eighth mile
back from the finish line.
||Blacksmith, one who makes and attaches horseshoes.
||1) Dry racing surface.
2) Description of a dirt surface on which faster than normal times are being
||1) Used to describe all the horses in a race.
2) Also when there are more starters in a race than the tote board is able to
show odds for, the remaining horses run as a single betting option, or
||A female horse that is fours years old or younger.
||1) Newborn equine.
2) To give birth.
||Condition of racing surface.
||1) A horse's current condition.
2) Short for Daily Racing Form.
||Clockings of time at intervals in races or workouts.
||A horse which tends to take a strong hold of the bit and pull
its way to lead during the early stages of a race.
||Layoff or vacation from racing.
||One eighth of a mile; most races are measured in
||A castrated horse.
||Refers to an honest horse; one which gives everything it has
||To win while increasing lead.
||A drying track surface between sloppy and fast.
||1) To break maiden.
2) To describe a horse which has fulfilled one condition and moves on to a
||A description of a horse which is temperamentally
||Stable employee assigned to tend to a horse or horses,
including bringing the horse to the paddock for a race.
||Strap or rope by which horses are led.
||A horse's height is measured in "hands." A hand
equals four inches.
||1) To study the background of racehorses to determine educated
2) A type of race in which horses are assigned specific weights in order to
bring about an equal contest.
||The total amount of money wagered. This term could refer to a
particular race, day or season.
||A running surface drier than muddy and quite slow.
||The stretch of track from the final turn to the finish
||The term applied to an uncastrated horse that is five years
old or more.
||All horses become one year older on January 1 of each year for
purposes of competition.
||A filly or mare in heat.
||The area within the inner racing surface.
||Running under restraint to conserve energy.
||Investigation by officials to determine if a race was won
fairly and without interference.
|In The Money:
||1) For fans; a win, place or show finish resulting in a mutual
2) For owners; a finish resulting in receiving a portion of the purse.
||Another name for stirrups, where jockeys place their feet when
||Refers to the first month a claimed horse is in a new barn
(new owner and trainer) whereby racing rules require it to be entered at a
claiming price above that which it was claimed, should the new owner wish to
||One who secures riding assignments for a jockey in return for
a percent of the jockey's earnings.
||A licensed jockey who has completed his apprenticeship.
||A two-year-old equine.
||Saddle pad with pockets to hold lead weights;
inserted to bring jockey up to assigned weight.
||1) Horse on which outrider or pony person escorts
Thoroughbreds onto track and to starting gate.
2) Any horse on the track that will not be racing.
||1) To build a horse's stamina and speed through exercise.
2) To help a rider up on a horse.
||1)Refers to the length of the average horse.
2) Used to describe the distance between horses when a race is being run.
||A jockey's weight.
||An apparent "sure thing," used to describe a horse's
chance of winning.
||Used to describe a horse which is pulling strongly to the
inside while running.
||A horse of either sex that has never won a race.
||A female horse that is five years old or more.
||A horse which works fast in the morning, but fails to perform
to expectations when racing in the afternoon.
||The track handicapper's estimate of the probable odds in a
race. These odds are printed in the program and posted on the tote board.
||A horse that prefers muddy or sloppy tracks.
||A surface with a good deal of moisture in it, but little or no
standing water on it.
||Interference complaint made by a jockey or trainer.
|Off The Board:
||1) Finished out of the money.
2) Describes the betting action on a horse which is being very heavily bet.
||1) A running surface other than fast.
2) Wagering conducted away from the track.
||A description of a horse with acceleration.
||A horse which tends to lag toward the back of the pack during
the early stages of a race before mounting a late run.
|On The Nose:
||A bet to win.
||An official on a lead pony who leads the Thoroughbreds onto
the track and to the gate; the outrider enforces the rules regarding conduct
on the track.
||Odds higher than they should be, based on horse's chances of
winning. See kep's Handicapping tips for more information.
||A listing of the next day's entries.
||Weight over the amount officially assigned to a horse because
the jockey is too heavy.
||The tempo set by the leaders in the early and middle stages of
||The area where horses are saddled prior to a race.
||A system of wagering in which the total money wagered is
distributed to winning ticket holders, less a fixed percentage returned for
race track management, state tax and the racing industry. So, fans are wagering
against each other and not the track.
||Practice in which a photo is used to determine order of finish
in a race.
||1) Claiming horse.
2) A farrier.
||A slow horse; one which lacks acceleration.
||The total amount of money wagered on type of bet.
||A multi-layered racing surface that promotes vertical drainage
to maintain uniform footing, even following inclement weather. The surface's
top layer is comprised of silica sand, recycled fibers, and wax. This cushioning
surface rests on aggregate and rock under-layers that allow drainage while providing
a firm foundation.
||1) The starting gate.
2) The time a race will begin.
||The horse's position in the starting gate, numbered from the
||1) Quarter mile, or two furlongs.
2) The side of the hoof.
||A horse which is entered in a race to insure a fast pace.
||The race track official who writes the conditions for races,
and also assigns weights in handicap races.
||A daily racing publication providing statistics, feature
stories and analysis.
||A description of a horse which fights the rider's attempt to
relax it during the early or middle stages of a race.
||A male equine with one testicle.
||A long race, usually a mile or more.
||The wave of the whip by jockeys to the stewards after a race
in customary request to dismount.
|Scale of Weights:
||Official listing of weights carried in a race by horses
according to sex, age, distance of the race and the season.
||To train a horse, especially in the paddock and starting
||Withdraw a horse from a race.
||1) To suspend a jockey, trainer, etc., from racing for a
specific period of time.
2) To ask a horse for speed.
||Weight allowance given to females in races against males.
||Roll of sheepskin strapped across a horse's nose to keep it
from looking down and shying from shadows.
||Track barn area.
||A sign listing the kind of shoes to be worn by each
||Failing to get a bet in before the race begins.
||Jockey's jacket and cap, also called colors.
||The father of a horse.
||A running surface in which water stands on the surface prior
to sinking in and running off.
||A running surface wetter than good but not as thick as muddy
||Three-year-old equine; termed a sophomore because horses don't
start racing until they are two years old.
||Free of physical problems.
||A short race, usually 7 furlongs or less.
||Three racing officials, who apply racing law to human and
equine conduct at a race meet.
||A breeding stallion.
||Refers to a horse which has the ability to win races but fails
to go through with its run when faced with the prospect of taking the
||The equipment that goes on a horse along with the jockey.
||The money deducted from each wagering pool and apportioned to
the state and the track.
||To restrain a horse back off the pace.
||To pull a horse up sharply during the running of a race in
order to avoid making contact with another horse.
||Electronic timer that flashes on the tote board; it is
activated by breaking a light beam.
|Tongue Strap or Tie:
||A cloth or leather band used to tie down a horse's tongue to
prevent the tongue from interfering with breathing during a race or
||Located in the infield, it provides odds to win on each
entrant in a given race, plus individual and total amounts wagered to win,
place and show; also provides fractional times of race, minutes to next race
and other information.
|Turn of Foot:
||An underlay is a overbet horse. See Kep's handicapping tips for
||Refers to a horse which fails to put forth a full effort,
especially during the critical stages of a race.
||Suffering from physical ailments.
||One who takes care of a jockey's clothing and equipment and
delivers his tack to the paddock.
||A newly weaned horse.
||Refers to the weight assigned to each horse. Includes the
jockey, his saddle, and other equipment. Lead weights are carried in saddle
bags if needed.