- The ballot held by the race club to decide which starting stall each runner
(Out) - Failing to maintain
a straight course, veering to the left or right. Can be caused by injury, fatigue,
outside distraction, or poor riding.
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- In harness racing, the last lap of a race, signified by the ringing of the
- A winning horse sent off at very high odds.
- A wagering term denoting a combination bet whereby all possible numeric combinations
- To be trapped between other horses.
- Sudden veering from a straight course.
(Bookie) - A person
registered and licensed to bet with the public.
- Those pennies that are left over in pari-mutuel payoffs which are rounded
out to a nickel or dime.
Cup - Thoroughbred racing's
year-end championship. Known as Breeders' Cup Day, it consists of eight races
conducted on one day at a different racetrack each year with purses and awards
totalling $13 million. First run in 1984.
- A $100 wager.
- Small racetrack less than one mile around.
- Projection on the bottom of a shoe to give the horse better traction, especially
on a wet track.
- Wagering favorite in a race. Dates from the days when on-track bookmakers
would write current odds on a chalkboard.
A horse pulled up by his jockey for an instant because he is cut off or in tight
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