- 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 who
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 breeding purposes.
Racing Associations (TRA)
- An industry group comprised of many of the racetracks in North America.
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- The betting slip or ticket which is received by the bettor from the bookmaker
or totalisator, as proof of his or her wager. The ticket is necessary to collect
- The hand signals, or sign language, used by bookmakers to converse with each
- A person who makes selections for a race, providing tips on which horses they
believe will win the first three places.
- See 'High Weight'.
(Totalisator) - The
system of betting on races (an automated system that dispenses and records betting
tickets, calculates and displays odds and payoffs and provides the mechanism
for cashing winning tickets) in which the winning bettors share the total amount
bet, minus a percentage for the operators of the system, taxes etc. Synonyms:
- Totalizator. The organisation appointed to receive bets and supply dividends
in proportion to the amount of the investment.
- The (usually) electronic totalizator display in the infield which reflects
up-to-the-minute odds. It may also show the amounts wagered in each mutuel pool
as well as information such as jockey and equipment changes, etc. Also known
as the 'Board'.
- Person who professes to have, and sells, advance information on a race. Also
used as a verb meaning to sell or advertise.
- Racing immediately behind another horse. A trail is also known as a sit.
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