- A wager picking the first three finishers in exact order. Called a 'Triactor'
in Canada and a 'Triple' in some parts of the U.S. ('Tricast' in the UK.)
- A trifecta wager in which all possible combinations using a given number of
horses are bet upon. The total number of combinations can be calculated according
to the formula (x3)-(3x2)+(2x), where x equals the amount of horses in the box.
The sum of the formula is then multiplied by the amount wagered on each combination.
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- Used generically to denote a series of three important races, but is always
capitalized when referring to historical races for three-year-olds. In the United
States, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In England
the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. In Canada, the Queen's
Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders' Stakes.
- A term for harness racing in general. It also describes the specific gait
of a trotter.
- Grass course.
- A horse which is quoted at short odds that punters decide is too short to
return any reasonable amount for the money they outlay.
- A horse racing at shorter odds than seems warranted by its past performances.
- Horse under stout restraint in a race or workout.
- A race in which only one horse competes.
- Galloping horse on way to post.
Weigh In (Out)
- The certification, by the clerk of scales, of a rider's weight before (after)
a race. A jockey weighs in fully dressed with all equipment except for his/her
helmet, whip and (in many jurisdictions) flak jacket.
- Betting all possible combinations in an exotic wager using at least one horse
as the key. See 'Part Wheel'.
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