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Chart caller's assessment of a horse that is being
deliberately slowed by the jockey to prevent injury
or harm to the horse.
A furlong; 220 yards; 660 feet.
Stake nomination; riding commitment.
Two or more horses owned by the same stable or (in
some cases) trained by the same trainer and thus
running as a single betting unit (see COUPLED).
Whip, blinkers, tongue-tie, etc.; gear carried by
a horse in a race.
Mutuel price horses pay for each $1 bet.
EXACTA (or PERFECTA)
A wager in which the first two finishers in a race,
in exact order of finish, must be picked.
A wager in which all combinations using a given
number of horses are covered for running first and
Withdrawal from a race (sometimes on a veterinarian's
recommendation) with consent from the stewards.
Male or female rider who is aboard a racehorse in
EXTRA WEIGHT/ADDED WEIGHT
More weight than conditions of race require.
Used for a horse that was in contention early and
drops back in the late stages. It is more drastic
than weakened, but less drastic than stopped.
Horse who is bet down to favorite when others would
appear to outclass him on form.
Footing at its best, dry, fast and even.
The horse bet to the lowest odds because it is deemed
to have the best chance of winning the race.
Sometimes called "outside rail"; more
properly, the barrier between the front of the stands
and the racetrack.
The horses in a race; all the horses not listed
who are also running.
Female horse 4 years old and younger.
A condition of a turf course corresponding to fast
on a dirt track.
Your wager is fixed at the odds when you placed
Signal held by a person stationed a short distance
in front of the gate at exact starting point of
race. Official timing starts when flag is dropped
to denote proper start.
A vest worn by jockeys during a race to help protect
the ribs and spine in the event of a fall.
When a horse drops its head almost in a straight
line with body. May indicate exhaustion.
Newly born male or female horse until weaned.
Half a mile; 880 yards; 2,640 feet.
Intermediate time recorded in a race, as at the
quarter, half, three-quarters, etc.
A rested horse.
A horse that usually leads (or tries to lead) the
field for as far as it can.
One eigth of a mile.
Otherwise known as Lasix, the medication used to
treat respiratory bleeders.
(see ANTE POST) Bets placed in advance, predicting
the outcome of a future event.
The way in which a horse moves - walk, trot, canter,
A type of gait, a fast canter. Also, to ride a horse
at that gait.
Castrated male horse.
Progeny of sire.
Condition between fast and slow.
GRAB A QUARTER
To strike the side of a front foot with a hind foot.
This could be expressed more clearly by saying that
the horse overstepped or overreached and cut itself.
Established in 1973 to classify select stakes races
in North America, at the request of European racing
authorities, who had set up group races two years
earlier. Always denoted with Roman numerals I, II,
or III. Capitalized when used in race title (the
Grade I Kentucky Derby).
GRANDDAM (SECOND DAM)
Grandmother of a horse.
Grandfather of a horse, sire of the horse's dam.
A mixture of white and black hairs.
The person who takes direct care of one or more
horses, washing, grooming, and feeding them.
European equivalent to North American graded races.
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