- A horse trained for jumping.
- The potential in a horse.
- To be taken out of a race before it starts. Trainers usually scratch horses
due to adverse track conditions or a horse's adverse health. A veterinarian
can scratch a horse at any time.
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- A secondary mount of a jockey in a race in the event his primary mount is
- The horses selected by a knowledgeable person (Tipster) to have the most likely
chance of finishing in first, second and third place. This may also refer to
a person's own selections - the horses they have chosen to back.
- A race where the winner is sold by auction immediately afterwards.
- Usually a lamb's wool roll half way up the horse's face to keep him from seeing
his own shadow.
- When the odds of a horse decrease, usually because a lot of money has been
wagered on that horse.
- A horse who barely stays, or doesn't stay, the full distance of a race.
- Low odds, meaning a punter will get little return for their initial outlay.
- Third position at the finish.
- Wager on a horse to finish in the money; third or better.
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- A simultaneous live television transmission of a race to other tracks, off-track
betting offices or other outlets for the purpose of wagering.
- Father of a horse.