Horse Racing Jargon
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EXTENDED- Forced to run at top speed. EXTRA WEIGHT ADDED WEIGHT - More weight than conditions of race require. It is more drastic than weakened but less drastic than stopped.
FALSE FAVORITE- Horse who is bet down to favoritism when others would appear to outclass him on form. FARRIER- Blacksmith. FAST TRACK- Footing at best, dry, fast and even.
FEES- Amount paid to rider or the cost of nominating, entering or starting a horse in a stakes race. FENCE- Sometimes called "outside rail.
FIELD- The horses in a race. FIELD HORSE or MUTUEL FIELD - Two or more starters running as a single betting unit, when there are more entrants than positions on the totalisator board can accommodate.
FILLY- Female horse up to and including the age of 4. FIRING- Applying a searing instrument, hot iron or electric needle to an injured portion of the leg to promote healing of injury or infirmity.
FIRM- A condition of a turf course corresponding to fast on a dirt track. FIRST TURN- Bend in the track beyond the starting point. FLAG- Signal held by man 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. FLAT RACE- Contested on level ground as opposed to hurdle race or steeplechase.
FLATTEN OUT- When a horse drops his head almost on straight line with body. May indicate exhaustion. FLOAT- Piece of track equipment dragged over racing strip to squeeze off surface water.
FOAL- Newly born Thoroughbred, or until weaned. Male or female. FOUNDER- See Laminitis. FOUR FURLONGS- Half a mile; yards; 2, feet. FRESH FRESHENED - A rested horse.
FREE HANDICAP- A race in which no nomination fees. FRONT-RUNNER- A horse who usually leads or tries to lead the field for as far as he can.
FURLONG- One-eighth of a mile; yards; feet. Most common trade name is Lasix. GALLOP- A type of gait, a fast canter. Also, to ride a horse at that gait.
GATE- Starting mechanism. GELDING- Castrated male horse. GET- Progeny of sire. GOOD BOTTOM- Track that is firm under the surface, which may be sloppy or wet.
GOOD TRACK- Condition between fast and slow. GRAB A QUARTER- To strike the side of a front foot with a hind foot. This is racetrack jargon that would be expressed more clearly by saying that the horse overstepped or overreached and cut himself; reserve grabbed a quarater for direct quotes.
GRADUATE- Winning first time, horse or rider. Also, graduate of the claiming ranks-a horse, that has moved up to allowance, stakes or handicap racing.
GRANDDAM SECOND DAM - Grandmother of a horse. GRANDSIRE- Grandfather of a horse, sire of the horse's dam.
GRAY- A mixture of white and black hairs. GROOM- A person who cares for a horse in a stable. GROUP RACE- European equivalent to North American graded races.
HALF-BROTHER, HALF-SISTER- Horses out of the same dam but by different sires. HALTER- Like a bridle, but lacing a bit. Used in handling horses around the stable and when not being ridden.
HALTER TO - To claim a horse. HAND- Four inches. Unit used in measuring height of horses from withers to ground. HANDICAP- 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. Also one who makes selections based on past performances.
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. National Hunt. A measurement used to describe a winning margin in a close finish.
A short head is the smallest winning margin. A horse withdrawn from a race for which it had been declared. A handicap race for two-year-old horses.
The chance offered for a selection to win. Also known as price. Off the bridle. A term to describe a horse not travelling well. On the bridle.
A term to describe a horse travelling well. A term used to describe a horse who cannot quicken when the tempo of the race increases.
Open ditch. A fence with a ditch on the take-off side, forcing the horse to make a longer jump than at a plain fence.
A horse whose chance of winning is considered unlikely by the market. A horse who races with the aim of ensuring the even tempo of race, thus helping a stablemate who would benefit.
The area of a racecourse where horses are paraded before each race. Often referred to as the parade ring. Parade ring.
Also referred to as the paddock. Photo finish. Pulled up. A horse who is brought to a halt during a race by its jockey.
Someone who has had a bet on the outcome of a race. Pushed out. A term to describe a horse who has gone clear of its rivals in a race after minimal urging from its jockey.
A term to describe a horse being trained and getting practice over obstacles. Father of a horse. A horse who competes in races run over a short distance, usually over six furlongs or less.
A male horse used for breeding. The box from which horses begin Flat races. Staying on. An inquiry held at the racecourse on a raceday after any given race.
The panel is advised by the stewards. An establishment set up for breeding of horses. Good Track The optimal racing surface.
In Australia, track managers always aim for track to be rated a Good 4. Head A margin between runners that equates to roughly the length of a horse's head.
If a horse wins by a head it is a close margin. Heavy Track A very rain-affected track. A Heavy 10 is the worst possible track rating in Australia.
Hoop Another name for a jockey. Hurdle Race A jumps race over lower fences than a steeplechase. Impost The weight carried by a horse in a race.
It's a term most commonly used when referring to horses to carrying top weight or that are high up in the weights scale.
In Foal Pregnant mare. Knocked Up Describes a horse that weakens noticeably in the concluding stages. Knuckled When a horse stumbles forward in a race, often upon jumping.
It often costs the horse ground and can sometimes lead to the jockey being dislodged. Late Mail Last-minute tips that take scratchings, jockeys, track conditions and whispers from informed sources into account.
Late Scratching A runner that is withdrawn from the race after 8am on raceday. If a late scratching is made, the betting odds are adjusted to account for that horse being removed from the market.
Lay When a bookie offers better odds because they believe the horse can't win. Or the act of betting on a horse to lose on a betting exchange like Betfair.
Length A horse's length from nose to tail. If a horse wins by 1 length it has won by about 3 meters. Long Shot A runner paying big odds.
Maiden A horse who has not won a race. Mare A female horse aged four years or older. Middle Distance Racing distance classification that generally describes races in the mm range.
Mudlark A horse that excels on wet tracks. Neck Margin between horses - about the length of a horse's neck unsurprisingly. Near Side Left side of a horse.
Nose The smallest official margin between horses on the line. Off Side The right side of the horse. On The Nose To back a horse for the win only.
Photo Finish A result so close that it is necessary to use a finishing post camera to determine the winner. Pig Root The act of a horse bucking.
This will cost a horse ground and can often dislodge the jockey; it almost always puts paid to a horse's chance of being competitive in a race.
Plunge A sudden rush of bets for a particular horse, often placed close to the race's advertised start time.
Punter A person placing a bet. Rails The prime position in the bookies ring where the larger bets are exchanged.
Also a the term used to denote the the fence-like structure that marks the boundary of the racetrack.
Ridden Out Describes a horse that has been vigorously ridden to the line by its jockey without the use of the whip.
Roughie A horse at a long price in the ring with a much lower chance of winning. If you pick a 'roughie' your winnings will be far higher because of the chances involved.
Scratched A horse which has been removed from a race. Reasons for this can include that there is a better race option for the horse on the horizon, illness, injury, unfavourable barrier draw or at the direction of racing officials.
Second Up A horse's second start during a preparation. Silks The often brightly coloured and patterned jacket and cap worn by jockeys in a race.
Silks are generally in the colours of the most prominent owner of the horse or in the trainer's racing colours. Sire The male parent of a horse.
In human terms, the father. Spell A horse that has had a minimum two-month 60 day break from racing. Stallion A male horse that has not been gelded castrated.
Also describes male horses whose racing deeds and pedigree are such that it is desirable to breed from him.
Stayer A horse who performs best when it races over longer distances. Stewards Racing officials responsible for enforcing the rules of racing.
Strapper A person employed by the trainer to groom and look after the general day-to-day welfare of a horse.
Stone Motherless Describes a horse who has finished a clear last in the race. Swooper 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 and often down the outside portion of the track.
The top races on the Flat are Group 1, followed by Group 2 and Group 3 the next highest category is Listed, which, while not technically part of the Pattern, combine with Group races under the heading of black-type races.
Additional weight carried by a horse on account of previous wins. Horsename ex6. 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.
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.
White plastic rails are used to mark out the track on a racecourse. The stands rails are those nearest the grandstand and the far rails are those on the opposite side of the track from the grandstand.
This refers to the fence separating the Members area on a racecourse from the Tattersalls area. Bookmakers are not allowed in the Members area, but some bookmakers are allowed to set up their pitches on the Tattersalls side of the rails, allowing them to accept bets.
Rails bookmakers are the top end of the racecourse betting market, usually dealing with credit customers.
A measure of the ability of a horse on a scale starting at zero and going into three figures. Flat Jump racing use different scales; the highest-rated Flat horse is usually in the s and the top-rated jumper in the s.
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.
The rule applies to winning bets struck at prices e. The rate of deductions is in proportion to the odds of the non-runner s at the time of the withdrawal.
A horse that specialises in running over the shortest distances five and six furlongs on the Flat. 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.
Often abbreviated to SP. The starting prices are the final odds prevailing at the time the race starts and are used to determine the payout to winning punters, unless a punter took a specified price at the time of placing the bet.
A race over fences, open ditches and water jumps, run over distances from two miles up to four and a half miles. One of the officials in overall charge of a race meeting, including disciplinary procedures.
The stewards can hold inquiries into possible infringements of the rules of racing, or hear objections to the race result from beaten jockeys. Usually there are three stewards at each race meeting, assisted by a stipendiary steward.
The stewards are appointed by the racecourse, subject to approval by the BHA, and are often prominent local figures much like magistrates.
A hearing held by the stewards into a race to determine whether the rules of racing have been broken. On a racecourse, where stewards hold inquiries.
Also known as a Stipe. Unlike raceday stewards, Stipes are professionals employed by the BHA and one is sent to each meeting to assist the stewards and advise on the rules of racing.
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.
A horse entered at this stage is known as a supplementary entry and the fee payable is known as the supplementary entry fee.
Supplementary entries mean that a major race can have the best possible field, as a horse may not be deemed worthy of a Derby entry as a yearling possibly on account of its pedigree or because the owner is not among the echelon of the super-rich but then shows unexpected ability once its racing career has started.
Low-class race in which the winner is offered at auction afterwards; other horses in the race may be claimed for a fixed sum.
The racecourse receives a percentage of the selling price of each horse. 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.
The horse has to be re-shod by a farrier, often delaying the start of the race. The enclosure next in status to Members. Those choosing this enclosure have access to the main betting area and the paddock.
The sign language used by bookmakers to communicate changes in betting odds on the racecourse. Tic-tacs wear white gloves and signal the odds using their hands and arms.
Government-owned pool betting company, established in , principally offering tote odds but also fixed odds. Contributes a large sum to racing each year.
Full name: the Horserace Totalisator Board. Introduced in Britain in to offer pool betting on racecourses. Odds fluctuate according to the pattern of betting and betting ceases when the race starts.
The person responsible for looking after a horse and preparing it to race. A trainer must hold a license or permit to be entitled to train.
A three-leg accumulator. All three selections must be successful to get a return; the winnings from the first selection automatically go on to the second and then on to the third.
Another term for the distance of a race. In Britain, for colts the Triple Crown comprises the 2, Guineas, the Derbya nd the St Leger; for fillies, the 1, Guineas, the Oaks and the St Leger.
Winning all three races is a rare feat, last achieved by a colt Nijinsky in and by a filly Oh So Sharp in The American Triple Crown comprises the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Multiple bet consisting of four bets involving three selections in different events. The bet includes three doubles and one treble.
A minimum of two selections must be successful to get a return. Two-year-old horses are also known as juveniles, and this is the first age at which horses are allowed to compete on the Flat the youngest racing age over jumps is three years old.
The moment a race is about to begin. Similar to blinkers, but with a slit in each eye cup to allow some lateral vision. Each jockey wearing his racing kit and carrying his saddle must stand on official weighing scales before and after the race, so that the Clerk of the Scales can check that the jockey is carrying the correct weight allotted to his horse.
If a jockey is above the allotted weight before the race, his horse can still compete but must carry overweight. This confirms the race result and at this point bookmakers will pay out on successful bets.
A cloth with pockets for lead weights placed under the saddle to ensure that a horse carries its allotted weight.
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.
This allows horses of differing ages to compete against each other on a fair basis, based on their age and maturity, in what are known as weight-for-age races.
Lead placed in a weight cloth. A single bet on a horse to finish first. Win only markets signify that no each-way betting is available.
A stable employee, not necessarily a licensed jockey, who rides horses in training on the gallops. A race involving only one horse. The horse and its jockey must past the winning post to be declared the winner.
Multiple bet consisting of 11 bets six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold on four selections in different events.
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Jargon Buster. Table of Contents. A Abandoned A race meeting which has been cancelled due to bad weather. Age All thoroughbreds have their birthdays on 1 January.
Allowance Inexperienced riders apprentices, conditionals and amateurs are allowed a weight concession to compensate for their lack of experience against their colleagues.
All-Weather AWT An artificial racing surface. Amateur A non-professional jockey who does not receive a fee for riding in a race, denoted on the racecard by the prefix Mr, Mrs, Miss, Captain etc.
Antepost For many major races you can place your bet well in advance of the day. Apprentice A trainee Flat jockey connected to the stable of a licensed trainer.
Auction maiden For two-year-olds sold at public auction as yearlings or two-year-olds, for a price not exceeding a specified figure.
B Breeze-Up Type of auction, usually for two-year-olds, at which the horses for sale run for a short distance to allow prospective buyers to assess them.
Bridle, won on the Won easily, without being hard ridden or challenged by other horses. Broke down When a horse sustains an injury during a race.
Broodmare Mare kept at stud for breeding, and not usually raced, although likely to have done so when younger.
Brought down A horse that falls during a race when impeded by another horse. Bumper A Flat race run under Jump Rules, used to educate young prospective jumps horses before they tackle hurdles or fences.
Bumping Interference during a race where one horse collides with another. Bismarck Betting term used to describe a favourite that bookmakers expect to lose and are therefore happy to lay.
Black horse colour The horse is a uniform black colour except possible white markings on its head and lower legs. Blanket Finish When the horses finish so close to the winning line you could theoretically put a single blanket across them.
Bleeder A horse that tends to break blood vessels during a race. Blinds Another name for blinkers. Blinkers A form of headgear worn by the horse, consisting of a hood with cups around the eyes.
Bloodstock sales The sale of horses at auction. Board prices The generally available odds displayed on the boards of on-course bookmakers.
Book A record of the bets made on a particular race or other sporting event. Also known as a bookie. Bottle The tic-tac bookmaking term for Boxed in A horse that cannot overtake another horse because it is blocked by other horses.
Break a horse in Teaching a young horse to accept riding equipment and carry a rider. Breather Restraining or easing off on a horse for a short distance to permit him to fill his lungs during the race.
Breeder Someone that breeds racehorses. They own the dam mother at time foal is born. Breeze Galloping a horse at a moderate speed. Banker The horse expected to win — usually a short priced favourite.
Betting market A market is created, according to demand, by the prices offered for each runner by bookmakers.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. Here’s a list of horse racing terms to help you understand more about the sport and the available wagers. A. Across the Board: This is a bet placed on a horse to win, place and show. If the horse wins the race then you win on all three bets, if it comes second you win on two bets, and if it comes third you only win on one bet. A fence with a ditch on the take-off side, forcing the horse to make a longer jump than at a plain fence. Outsider: A horse whose chance of winning is considered unlikely by the market. Pacemaker: A horse who races with the aim of ensuring the even tempo of race, thus helping a stablemate who would benefit. Paddock. 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. 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. A horse under only a hand ride was not whipped by the jockey. Heavy Track: A grass racing surface that has received an extremely large amount of water and is an almost bog-like condition. Horse: Technically, a male horse five years old or greater is a "horse". A male horse under five . Updated in Feburary Horse racing terms can seem like an entirely new language. From traditional phrases used across many sports to horse racing slang and specific British horse racing jargon, there’s plenty to wrap your head around before placing your first bet. Horse racing dates back hundreds of years and over the journey it has developed a language all of its own. Age of Horse: All racehorses celebrate their birthdays on the same day. This makes it easier to keep track of breeding and records. In the northern hemisphere (United Kingdom, Ireland, France, USA and Canada) horses celebrate their. Hauptseite Themenportale Zufällige Seite Inhaltsverzeichnis. Wörterbuch Englisch Englisch Synonym Englisch Definitionen. Flsh Games, Range Tollen, Toben, Balgen Rasen, Flitzen.