All horses share the same birthday on January first. The horses become one year old on the first of January after their birth, and turn two, one year later – regardless of the actual date
of their birth.
When a horse instead, gallops of parcing or trotting, it’s on a break. The Jockey must get the animal out of the way of the others, must not improve his position, and must attempt to get the horse back on its proper gait. A horse is not automatically disqualified by making a break.
Male horse, age three or under.
Kind of wager calling for the selection, on a consecutive races, of two winners, generally the 1st and 2nd .
A stakes event for three-years-olds.
When a horse entered in a race is called an entry.
Wager that picks the first two finishers in a race in the exact order of finish.
Any wager other than win, place or show.
Horse that has raced only a few times or has not raced.
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.
Male horse, age four and up.
Official who declares the placing for each race.
Horse (male or female) who has never won a racing purse.
Program of racing conducted during the daylight hours.
The smallest advantage a horse can win by.
Is the sportsbook’s view of the chance of a competitor to win.
Amount of prize money distributed to the owners of the first five or six finishers in a race.
A horse who is withdrawn before the race starts.
Male parent of a horse.
Race that is run over five-sixteenths of a mile, or a shorter distance.
Man responsible for keeping a race contestant in top racing condition.
Getting the best odds on a bet.
Gallope a horse on the way to post, do the warming up.