Horse Betting Word List
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.
Under Starters Orders
The starting of a race (also referred to as Under Orders).
A horse under stout restraint in a race or workout.
Getting the best odds on a wager.
Another term for a bet.
A race in which only one horse competes.
Galloping a horse on the 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.
A practice that allows horses of different age and sex to compete on equal terms. The weight a horse carries is allocated on a set scale according to its sex and age.
The finish line for a race.
A horse in its second calendar year of life, beginning January 1st of the year following its birth.
Condition of a turf course with a great deal of moisture. Horses sink into it noticeably.
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