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What are some horse racing terms?

What are some horse racing terms?

Marathon: A race longer than 1 ¼ miles long. Mare: A female horse aged five or older. Middle distance: A race longer than seven furlongs but shorter than 1 1/8 miles. Miler: A horse that prefers to race at or near a mile in distance.

What is a pineapple in horse racing?

In punting parlance, a gorilla is $1000. Half a gorilla, logically enough, is a monkey ($500). A pineapple is $50 because they are both yellow. Before tossing gorillas around, punters could use mail, inside info usually not worth the stamp.

What is a horse breakdown?

breakdown: When a horse suffers a potentially career-ending injury, usually to the leg: “The horse suffered a breakdown,” “The horse broke down.” break maiden: Horse or rider winning the first race of her/his career.

What does bore out mean in horse racing?

A horse that is forced to race wide due to the fact that another horse is either getting out or bolting.

What does off the bridle mean in racing?

A horse being pushed along by its jockey to keep up with the pace is said to be “off the bridle”.

What does M mean in horse racing?

At most major racetracks, the morning-line favorite ends up as the public favorite at post time in more than 70% of races (Source). This doesn’t mean the morning-line favorite wins more than 70%, of course.

What does 3kg claim mean?

If an apprentice is engaged to ride a horse whereby their eligible claim will reduce the weight carried below the minimum riding weight, then the apprentice is only eligible to claim down to the declared minimum riding weight. For example: Apprentice A is eligible to claim 3kg and has a minimum riding weight of 52kg.

What does one out one back mean?

One-Out-One-Back: Sometimes shortened to be called one-one, this position is the horse that races behind the death seat horse. That means they are one horse off the pegs and one horse back.

Why do horses break their legs in racing?

The lower leg bones of horses are the most likely to break. The most common fractures suffered by racehorses occur in the bones of the lower limbs. Breakages typically happen as a result of direct trauma from a fall.

How are injured race horses put down?

Around 150 horses are ‘destroyed’, as the racing community calls it, mostly by lethal injection, at racecourses each year, usually after sustaining badly broken legs. That’s because horses can’t endure long weeks of convalescence, and must be able to stand on all four legs within a day of treatment.

What does F stand for in horse racing?

Form (horse racing)

1-9 The position the horse finished in a race
P Pulled up (reined in as horse may be too tired/injured, or horse may just stop running)
F Fell
S Slipped Up
R Refusal

What does G stand for in horse racing?

size & dam
= – An equal sign (=) in front of a horse’s name means that the horse is foreign-bred but has not been imported. g) means size & dam & gelding – (P) means the horse pulled up in last race.

What does it mean when a horse ran out of the race?

Ran Out (RO) A horse that ‘runs out’ takes the wrong course or goes through the barriers and is therefore disqualified. Denoted by RO in the formbook. Refused To Race (RR) Some horses refuse to take part in a race. Denoted by RR in the formbook. Rule 4 (R4)

What does close mean in horse racing terms?

Close (US) – Final odds on a horse (e.g. ‘closed at 5 to 1’). Confusingly equates to ‘Starting Price’ in the UK. Closer – A horse that runs best in the latter part of the race (closing race), coming from off the pace.

What does off the board mean in horse racing?

Off the board: A horse that fails to finish in the money. Off the pace: A horse that is lagging back in the early stages of the race. Off-track: A racing surface that is anything other than Fast (Dirt) or Firm (Turf/Grass). Optional Claimer: A race where the horses in the field may or may not be entered for a claiming price.

What does all age race mean in horse racing?

All-age Race – A race for two-year-olds and up. All Out – A horse who is trying to the best of his ability. Allowances – Reductions in weights to be carried allowed because of certain conditions such as; an apprentice jockey is on a horse, a female horse racing against males, or three-year-olds racing against older horses.