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Riders' racing equipment, also applied to stable
gear worn by a horse.
TAKE (or TAKEOUT)
Commission deducted from mutual pools which s shared
by the track and local and state governing bodies
in the form of tax.
A horse pulled up sharply by his rider because of
being in close quarters.
A letter and a group of numerals applied to the
underside of the upper lip of each registered thoroughbred.
A thoroughbred is a horse whose parentage traces
back to any of the three 'Founding Sires' (the Darley
Arabian, Byerly Turk and Godolphin Barb), and that
has satisfied the rules and requirements of The
Jockey Club and is registered in 'The American Stud
Book' or in a foreign stud book recognized by The
Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee.
Any other horse, no matter what its parentage, is
not considered a thoroughbred for racing and/or
The betting slip or ticket that is received by the
bettor from the bookmaker or totalisator, as proof
of his or her wager. The ticket is necessary to
collect the dividends.
Strap or tape bandage used to tie down a horse's
tongue to prevent it from choking in a race or workout.
Highest weight assigned or carried in a race.
Machine that sells and records betting tickets and
shows odds. Also figures out and displays payoff
One who gives tips on racehorses, usually attaining
some personal reward in return; to give tips.
Fastest time at various distances recorded at a
TRIFECTA (or TRIPLE)
A wager picking the first three finishers of one
race in exact order.
In the United States, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness
Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In England the 2,000
Guineas, Epsom Derby and St. Leger. In Canada, the
Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders'
Racecourse on the grass.
A protrusion on the bottom of a horseshoe added
to give traction.
A device usually consisting of a stick with a loop
of rope at one end, which is placed around a horse's
nose and upper lip and twisted to curb fractiousness.
A horse racing at shorter odds than it should; a
Not raced or tested for speed. Also, a stallion
that has not been bred.
When a heavy favorite is beaten by another horse,
once thought to have originated from a horse named
Upset who beat Man O' War. The great horse ran second
that day; it would be the only time in its 21 career
starts it would lose. However, the term was mildly
in use relating to sporting events before that date.
Race that scratches down to only one starter who
merely gallops the required distance. A formal gesture
required by the rules of racing.
Galloping/jogging a horse before post time.
Horse breaking out in nervous sweat from head to
WEIGH IN (Out)
The certification, by the clerk of scales, of a
rider's weight before (and after) a race. A jockey
weighs in fully dressed with all equipment except
for his/her helmet, whip and (in many jurisdictions)
A foal that is less than 1 year old that has been
separated from its dam.
Betting all possible combinations in an exotic wager
using at least one horse as the key.
The term used to describe a 1st place finish.
The finish line of a race.
The highest point of a horse's shoulder.
WITH THE FIELD
Having one horse linked with all the other horses
in an event. It can apply to forecasts or in doubles.
Exercise run timed by clockers to go on to a horse's
record, can be seen on past performances.
Thoroughbred between the first New Year's Day after
being foaled and the following January 1.
Condition of turf course with a great deal of moisture.
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