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Horse Racing Jargon Types of Horse Races VideoHow does HORSE RACING actually work?? Claiming Race: A race where each horse in the field has a price and can be purchased by any person that makes a valid claim prior to the running of the race. Clocker: A person that times and/or rates workouts. Clubhouse Turn: The first turn of races that begin on the frontstretch/homestretch. Colt: A male horse. For the leader, it is the distance ahead of the second place horse. For other horses, it is the distance by which they trailed the leader. Shown in past performance charts as the small number after the horse's position at a given call. The female parent of a horse. In human terms, the 'mother' of a horse. Dead Heat: Two or more horses finishing in an exact tie at the finishing post. For a dead heat the odds of a horse are divided in half to pay out each of the two winners evenly. Derby: A classic race for three-year-olds. Dwelt. Backstretch: The straight part of the track opposite the finish line or the stable area. Baby Race: A race for two year old horses, especially early in the season. Blinkers: Eye equipment that. Horse Racing Glossary Last Updated 6 May | Commercial content | 18+ Horse race betting is one of the oldest forms of sports gambling still in existence today. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that there is an entire A-Z of unique terms and phrases associated with the sport of Kings.
O Outsider Long-priced horse in the betting, regarded as unlikely to win. Overround In theory, a betting book can be fairly weighted between bookmaker and punter.
Overweight When a horse carries more than its allocated weight, due to the jockey being unable to make that weight.
Objection A complaint by one jockey against another regarding the running of a race. Odds The chance offered for a selection to win.
Also known as price. Odds-against Betting odds where the potential winnings are higher than the stake. Odds-on Betting odds where the stake is higher than the potential winnings if the bet is successful.
Off the pace When a horse is some distance behind the front-runners in a race. One-paced Describes a horse that is unable to raise its pace in the closing stages of a race.
On the bridle Describes a horse running comfortably, still having a bite on the bit. On the nose to bet Placing a win bet Open ditch Steeplechase jump with a ditch on the approach side to the fence.
Out of the handicap When handicap races are framed, there is a maximum and minimum weight that horses can carry. Out Of The Money A horse that finishes outside of the place money.
P Pacemaker A horse that is entered in a race with the intention that it will set the pace for another horse with the same connections.
Parade Before major races, the horses often line up in racecard order numerical order and led in front of the grandstands to allow racegoers to see them.
Patent Multiple bet consisting of seven bets involving three selections in different events. Pattern The grading system for the most important races, introduced on the Flat in and later for jumps racing.
Penalised horses Horses that have incurred a weight penalty as a result of previous successes. Penalty Additional weight carried by a horse on account of previous wins.
Photo finish In a close race, where the placings cannot be determined easily, the result is determined by the judge by examination of a photograph taken by a camera on the finishing line.
Placepot Similar rules to the Jackpot, but your selections have only to be placed. Pulled up A horse that drops out of a race and does not finish.
Pulling When a horse is unsettled during the early part of a race and uses too much energy, fighting the jockey by pulling against the bridle.
Punter A person who gambles or lays a bet. Pushed out When a horse is ridden vigorously, but without full effort by the jockey. Q Quarters The hind parts of a horse, specifically between flank and tail.
R Rails racecourse White plastic rails are used to mark out the track on a racecourse. Rails betting This refers to the fence separating the Members area on a racecourse from the Tattersalls area.
Rating A measure of the ability of a horse on a scale starting at zero and going into three figures. Right-handed track Racecourse where horses run clockwise.
Rule 4 Tattersalls Rule 4 c : One of the most commonly invoked betting rules, dealing with deductions from winning bets in the event of any withdrawn runner s from a race.
S Sure thing A horse that is regarded as having little chance of losing. Sprinter A horse that specialises in running over the shortest distances five and six furlongs on the Flat.
Sprint races Flat races run over a distance of five or six furlongs. Stallion Male breeding horse. Stalls handler Member of a team employed to load horses into the stalls for Flat races and to move the stalls to the correct position for the start of each race.
Starter Racecourse official responsible for starting a horse race. Starting price Often abbreviated to SP. Stayer A horse that specialises in racing over long distances two miles and above on the Flat.
Staying chaser A horse that races over three miles or more over fences. Staying on When a horse is finishing strongly in a race, possibly a sign of good stamina reserves.
Staying races Flat races run over a distance of two miles or more. Steeplechasing A race over fences, open ditches and water jumps, run over distances from two miles up to four and a half miles.
Steward One of the officials in overall charge of a race meeting, including disciplinary procedures. Straight forecast A bet where the aim is to select both the winner and runner-up in a race in the correct order.
String All the horses in a particular training stable. Stud A farm where horses are mated. Usually home to one or more stallions.
Supplementary entry Major races such as the Derby, which have an early initial entry date and several forfeit stages, often allow additional entries to be made in the week leading up to the race, subject to a substantial fee.
Schooling Training a horse for jumping. Selling plater A horse that is entered in a selling plate because it is not expected to win in any higher grade, or because it can do well against moderate opposition, which may result in a betting coup.
Short Price Low odds, meaning a punter will get little return for their initial outlay. Silver ring A racecourse enclosure, usually the one with the lowest admission price.
Single The simplest and most popular bet, normally a win bet on one horse in one race. Sire Father of a horse. SP Short for starting price.
Springer A horse whose price shortens dramatically. T Tattersalls racecourse enclosure The enclosure next in status to Members.
Thoroughbred A breed of horse used for racing Tic-tac The sign language used by bookmakers to communicate changes in betting odds on the racecourse.
Tote company Government-owned pool betting company, established in , principally offering tote odds but also fixed odds.
Tote betting Introduced in Britain in to offer pool betting on racecourses. Trainer The person responsible for looking after a horse and preparing it to race.
Treble A three-leg accumulator. Trip Another term for the distance of a race. Trixie Multiple bet consisting of four bets involving three selections in different events.
Two-year-old Every horse officially turns two on January 1, at the start of the second full calendar year following its birth e. Unfancied Not expected to win.
Visor Similar to blinkers, but with a slit in each eye cup to allow some lateral vision. Weighed in The official declaration ratifying a race result.
Weight cloth A cloth with pockets for lead weights placed under the saddle to ensure that a horse carries its allotted weight. Weight for age A graduated scale that shows how horses of differing ages progress month by month during the racing season, the differences being expressed in terms of weight.
Weights Lead placed in a weight cloth. There are two separate types of forecast bet. A straight forecast is predicting the winner and the runner-up in the precise order, whereas a dual forecast is correctly predicting the winner and the runner-up in any order.
Form — The recent racing record of a horse listed on the race card, which is identifiable by a series of numbers. Fractional Betting Odds — Odds for a horse expressed in the terms of a fraction.
Furlong — A unit of measurement used regularly throughout horse racing. There are eight furlongs in one mile and a furlong is just over metres.
Going — The condition of the racecourse on the day of a meeting, as determined by an official steward prior to racing. Grade 1 — The most prestigious category of jumps racing in the UK, which includes all championship races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Group 1 — The most prestigious category of flat racing in the UK, which includes all the Classics , among other traditional races.
Guineas — The currency that horses were traditionally sold in. Two of the Classics — the 1, Guineas and the 2, Guineas — are named after their original prize fund.
Handicap — In order to make a race as even as possible, each horse is allocated a specific amount of weight to carry, based on a predetermined handicap rating.
Home Straight — The straight on the course in front of the grandstand, leading into the winning post. Hurdles — A branch of National Hunt racing that requires horses to jump over fences.
The fences are smaller than those used in steeplechase race and hurdles races are generally aimed at more inexperienced horses, to get them used to jumping over obstacles.
In-play Betting — Betting on a horse to win or place whilst the race is taking place. Odds change dramatically as horses change position on the field.
Also known as in-running betting or live betting. Jackpot — A type of tote bet which requires the punter to predict the winner of the first six races at a particular race meeting.
Left-handed Track — A racecourse that is run in an anti-clockwise motion, with the rails on the left hand side of the jockeys. Length — A measurement used to determine the distance between horses in a race.
On occasion, horses will be given an allowance in a race depending on their sex or age. Weight Cloth : Fabric that weights are put inside of when a horse must carry weight either because of a penalty or handicap.
Weight For Age : Races that are non-handicap affairs and, thus, the amount of weight a horse has to carry is decided by the weight-for-age scale.
Whip : An instrument used by jockeys to help keep horses under control and to encourage them. Cheltenham Races — Your Guide to the Festival The Cheltenham Festival is the main….
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Updated in Feburary Horse Racing Terms Defined a Abandoned : A race or racecourse that is closed as a result of bad weather.
Age : The age of a horse. B Back : When you place a bet on a horse you are said to be backing it. Backed In : A situation where people bet on the same horse and thus its odds will shorten.
Banker : A favoured horse in a race whose odds will reflect their likelihood of winning. Also one who makes selctions based on past performances.
HANDILY- Working or racing with moderate effort, but more effort than breezing. HANDLE- Amount of money wagered in the pari-mutuel on a race, a program, a meeting or a year.
HAND RIDE- Urging a horse with the hands and not using the whip. HARDBOOT- Kentucky horsemen. HEAD- A margin between horses.
One horse leading another by the length of his head. HEAD OF THE STRETCH- Beginning of the straight run home. HEAVY- Condition of track similar to, but even slower than, muddy.
HOMEBRED- A horse bred by his owner. HORSE- Broadly, in any Thoroughbred regardless of sex. Specifically, an entire male 5 years old or older.
HORSING- Mare in heat. HOTWALKER- Person who walks horses to cool them out after workout or races. HUNG- Horse tiring, but holding position.
HURDLE RACE- Contested over obstacles. A jumping race over lower fences than steeplechase races. IN FOAL- Pregnant mare. IN THE MONEY- Finishing first, second or third.
INFIELD- Area within the inner rail of the racetrack. INFIELD RACING SPORT - Turf racing. IN HAND- Running under moderate control, at less than best pace.
IMPOST- Weight carried or assigned. INTER-STATE Wagering - Wagering on a simulcast of a race from another state. INTER-TRACK Wagering - Wagering on a simulcast of a race from another track within the state.
INQUIRY- Reviewing the race to check into a possible infraction of the rules. Also, a sign flashed by officials on tote board on such occasions.
IRONS- Stirrups. JOG- Slow, easy gait. JUMPER- Steeplechase or hurdle horse. JUVENILE- Two-year-old horse. LASIX- See furosemide. LATE DOUBLE- A second daily double offered on the latter part of the program.
See Daily Double LEAD- Strap attached to halter to lead a horse. LEAD or LEAD PAD - Weights carried to make up the difference when a rider weighs less than the poundage a horse is assigned to carry.
LEAD PONY- Horse or pony who heads parade of field from paddock to starting gate. Also a horse or pony who accompanies a starter to post. LEAKY ROOF CIRCUIT- Minor tracks.
LEG UP- To help a jockey mount his horse. Also a jockey having a mount. Also to strengthen a horse's legs through exercise.
LENGTH- Length of a horse from nose to tail, about 8 feet. Also distance between horses in a race. LISTED RACE- A European race just below a group race in quality.
LOCK- Slang for a "sure thing" winner. LUG in or out - Action of a tiring horse, bearing in or out. LUNGE- Horse rearing or plunging. Also applied to non-winning rider.
MAIDEN RACE- A race for non winners. MAKE A RUN- Charge by a horse in a race. MARE- Female horse 5 years old or older. Also, female of any age who has been bred.
MASH- Moist mixture, hot or cold, of grain and other feed given to horses. MIDDLE DISTANCE- Broadly from one mile to less than a mile and an eighth.
MINUS POOL- 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. MONEY RIDER- A rider who excels in rich races. MORNING GLORY- Horse who performs well in morning workouts but fails to reproduce that form in races.
MORNING LINE- Approximate odds quoted before wagering determines exact odds. MUDDY TRACK- Deep condition of racetrack after being soaked with water.
MUDDER- Horse who races well on muddy tracks. MUDLARK- Superior mudder. MUZZLE- Nose and lips of a horse.
Also a guard placed over a horse's mouth to prevent him from biting or eating. NEAR SIDE- Left side of a horse, side on which he is mounted.
NECK- Unit of measurement, about the length of a horse's neck; a quarter of a length. NERVED- Operation that severs vital nerve to enable horses to race without pain.
Illegal in most jurisdictions. NOD- Lowering of head. Winning in that manner. NOM DE COURSE- Assumed name of owner or racing partnership.
NOSE- Smallest advantage a horse can win by. In England called a short head. OBJECTION- Claim of foul lodged by rider, patrol judge or other official.
If lodged by official, it is called an inquiry. ODDS-ON- Odds of less than even money. In England it is simply called "on," thus a horse " on" is actually at odds of Bridge jumper: A bettor that places large bets in the Place or Show pools on odds-on favorites.
Broodmare dam: A mare that produces female progeny that are used for breeding. Broodmare sire: A male horse that produces female progeny that are used for breeding.
Bull Ring: A small track where the oval is generally less than one mile and, thus, has very tight turns. Buy the race: Using every single horse running in a specific race in an exotic wager.
For example, if a player buys a Daily Double ticket for the 1 st and 2 nd race that is 8 with ALL, the bettor will have "bought" the second race.
Carryover: Usually refers to money in the parimutuel pool for a Pick Six wager that is left over after a sequence fails to have a single player select all of the winners.
For example, if there are no winning tickets for a Pick Six on a Friday at a track, the money left in the pool minus the track take is a considered a carryover and will be added to the pool for Saturday's Pick Six.
Successive carryovers can lead to very large Pick Six pools. Claiming Race: A race where each horse in the field has a price and can be purchased by any person that makes a valid claim prior to the running of the race.
Conditions: The circumstances under which a race will be run, such as: surface, distance, purse, and eligibilities. A payout, typically in a Pick Six, where players without a full winning ticket still receive money.
For example, a player that hits 5-of-6 races in the Pick 6 will typically collect a small consolation payout.
Consolations are generally much smaller than the full payout. Daily Double: A wager in which the player attempts to pick the winner of two sequential races with a single ticket.
Dark: A day in which a track is not featuring live racing. Dog: A cone or other obstruction placed a specified distance from the rail of the turf course to keep horses from damaging that portion of the grass.
Exacta: A bet in which the player attempts to pick the 1 st and 2 nd place horse on one ticket. Form: The current condition of a horse; may also refer to The Daily Racing Form publication.
Fractions: Clocking at quarter-mile increments in either a race or a workout. Hunter Chase A hunter chase is a race run over fences only open to horses that have hunted for at least 4 days that season.
In Foal A mare is described as in foal when she is pregnant and some mares will still race in this condition and it often brings about an improved performance.
Joint Favourite One of two horses who are at the head of the market for a race. Jolly Another name for the favourite. Last Time Out LTO Refers to the previous race of a horse.
Maiden A horse that is yet to win as race. Nap A tipster's best bet of the day. Next Best Nb A tipster's second best bet of the day.
Neck nk A neck is a distance a horse can be beaten by another and is denoted with nk in the formbook. Non Runner A horse that was originally declared to run but is no longer participating.
Non Runner No Bet NRNB Non Runner No Bet - Bet on an antepost market where the stake is returned in the event of a non runner Nose nse A nose is the shortest distance a horse can be beaten by another and is denoted with nse in the formbook.
Not Travelling A horse is described as not travelling or not travelling well when it is struggling to keep the pace and has to be ridden earlier than anticipated by the jockey.
Nursery A flat race only open to 2 year olds. Off The Bridle When a horse is not travelling well and having to be ridden along to keep pace with the other horses in the race it is said to be off the bridle.
On The Bit A horse that is yet to be asked for any effort from the jockey. Overweight An eventuality where the jockey weighs more than the weight one of his rides is supposed to carry.
Pari Mutuel PM A tote style betting system used in France the only betting system in France. Penalty Extra weight that a horse has to carry due to a recent win.
Photo Finish A method of deciding a race when it is too close to call for the naked eye. Placed Usually refers to a horse that finished in the first three.
Prominent If a horse takes a prominent position in a race it races near to the lead. Quirky A horse is described as quirky when it displays certain characteristics such as not enjoying hitting the front, hanging across the course or generally not seeming a genuine tryer.
Rag The complete outsider in a field. Refused To Race RR Some horses refuse to take part in a race. Denoted by RR in the formbook. Rule 4 R4 A reduction in odds on bets placed before a certain time due to a fancied runner being withdrawn.GRAY- A mixture of white and black hairs. OFF SIDE- Right side of horse. Pulling : A horse who is Tablett Spiele during a race and wants to go faster than its jockey is allowing. The horse carrying most weight in the race, this runner will be number 1 and the weights decrease as you look down the race card for each race. January 21, Cheltenham Races — Your Guide to Stick Man War Festival The Cheltenham Festival is the main… Read Horse Racing Jargon. A Jump jockey, under 26, who receives a weight 3d Mahjong for inexperience until he has ridden a certain number of winners. A male horse Electrum Wallet Deutsch has not been gelded castrated. When do I receive my Black Power Tower emails? A horse whose style of racing is to race near the back of the field before unleashing a fast-finishing burst towards the finish line Lotto Eurojackpot Gewinnchancen often down the outside portion of the track. Lay When a bookie offers better odds because they believe the horse can't win. Advertising Opportunties Advertising with Australia's Leading Horse Racing Website. Stallions are based at studs and are sent mares to breed with. A formal Slot Download from a trainer that notifies the racing authorities they intend to run a horse in a certain race. If permanently suspended: Ruled Off.