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Half a mile, four furlongs; 880 yards; 2,640 feet.
Like a bridle, but without a bit. Used in handling
horses around the stable and when not being ridden.
Four inches. Unit used in measuring height of horses
from withers to ground.
Race for which a handicapper assigns weights to be
carried. Also, to handicap a race; to make selections
on the basis of the past performances.
One who assigns weights for handicap race. Also one
who makes selections based on past performances.
Working or racing with moderate effort, but more effort
Urging a horse with the hands and not using the whip.
Specifically, an entire male 5 years old or older.
Person who cools a horse off by hand-walking it after
a workout or race.
Contested over obstacles. A jumping race over lower
fences than steeplechase races.
Weight carried or assigned.
IN THE MONEY
Finishing first, second or third.
Area within the inner rail of the racetrack.
Running under moderate control, at less than best
Reviewing the race to check into a possible infraction
of the rules. Also, a sign flashed by officials
on tote board on such occasions.
Slow, easy gait, trot.
A medication for the treatment of respiratory bleeders
A second daily double offered on the latter part
of the program. (See DAILY DOUBLE).
LEAD (or LEAD PAD)
Weights carried to make up the difference when a
rider weighs less than the poundage a horse is assigned
To help a jockey mount his horse. Also a jockey
having a mount.
Length of a horse from nose to tail, about 8 feet.
Also distance between horses in a race.
Slang for a "sure thing" winner.
(Also, Outsider) A runner is often referred to as
being a long shot, because of the fact it is returning
high odds and is therefore deemed to have little
chance of winning the race.
LUG (in or out)
Action of a tiring horse, bearing in or out, failing
to keep a straight course.
A horse that has not won a race. Also applied to
A race for non-winners.
Female horse 5 years old or older, female of any
age who has been bred.
A race between two horses, only a planned two horse
race is a match race, if a field scratches down
to two horses it is not considered a match race.
A mutuel pool caused when one horse is so heavily
played that, after deductions of state tax and commission,
there is not enough money left to pay the legally
prescribed minimum on each winning bet. The racing
association usually makes up the difference.
Horse who performs well in morning workouts but
fails to produce that form in races.
Approximate odds quoted by professional handicappers
before wagering determines exact odds.
Minutes to post.
Horse who races well on muddy tracks.
A condition of a racetrack, wet but with no standing
Short for 'Parimutuel Pool'; Sum of the wagers on
a race or event, such as the win pool, daily double
pool, exacta pool, etc where all bettors are paid
Nose and lips of a horse. Also a guard placed over
a horse's mouth to prevent it from biting or eating.
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