||is the weight
concession the horse is given to compensate for its rider's
|All Weather Racing:
which takes place on an artificial surface
their names are prefixed by Mr, Mrs, Captain, etc, to indicate their amateur
(usually on the most important races) days, weeks and even months before the
race is due to take place
||a young jockey
tied by annually renewed contract to a licensed trainer while he or she is
learning the business of race-ridingon the flat
|| Also known as
'roll' or 'wad' (colloq.) This is gambling money or risk money, as
opposed to the money you live on.
'book' is the act of quoting odds and accepting bets on an event. Hence the
money on a bet, "chasing" is having another bet simply to try and get back the
loss, usually on a random wager.
||The length of
a race: 5 furlongs is the minimum and the 4 1/2 miles of the Grand National the
longest. Also, the margin by which a horse wins or is beaten by the horse in
front: this ranges from a short head to 'by a distance' (more than 30 lengths);
a 'length' is measured from the horse's nose to the start of its
racing only, describes a horse's position in the starting stalls, drawn
randomly the day before
horses in a race in the correct order .
up to four years old
either sex from the time of its birth until 1 January the following year. All
racehorses are given the nominal birthday of January 1st. Thus a "two-year-old"
born in June and one born in January of the same year are considered to be of
the same age for the purposes of satisfying the conditions of some races re:
weight carried. In reality, the January horse may be considered to have a
significant advantage in terms of physical development at this early stage in
||Have your bet
description of conditions underfoot on the racecourse. Official Jockey Club
going reports progress as follows: Heavy - soft - good to soft - good - good to
||unit of four
inches in which a horse's height is measured, at the shoulder
parlance for the favourite in a race - the horse with the shortest
||(U.S) See 'Vig'..
||Take a bet on,
like a Bookmaker.
||It is an
even-money paid bet where you take a position either side of two possible
outcomes of the event. e.g. England runs vs. Australia may quote 225-230
(a bit like a spread), thats called the Line. Selling the Line
means you win if they score less than 225 and Buying the line
means winning if they score more than 230. This is popular in the
has not won a race
five years and over
||A bet between
two horses or people, not necessarily in competition with each other. e.g. two
golfers who will be trying to win their tournament, not beat each other or be
aware that the bet exists
one jockey against another regarding breach of rules during a race
||The ratio to
which your bet will be paid if your bet wins. e.g. 3-1 means for every £1
you bet, you will receive £3 of winnings
ability to rationalise bets and betting wildly on every race.
||This is a
price offered on a particular horse that is higher than the true odds of it winning.
||area of the
racecourse incorporating the pre-parade ring, parade ring (where horses are
paraded before each race) and winner's enclosure
usually runs in selling races
||A pool is a
sum of many collected as bets on a horse race. i.e. the tote.
The quoted odds for a horse to win
Verb ~ The process of giving
finishers in no particular order.
reduce, say from 10-1 to 8-1, are said to have shortened.
||Father of a
||The panel of
men and women - usually a total of four - who are responsible for ensuring
adherence to the Rules of Racing
short for Totalisator, a system introduced to Britain in 1929 to offer pool
betting on racecourses.
||The real odds
of something happening as opposed to what the bookies offer.
||Vig is short
for the word 'vigorish'. Also referred to as 'juice' (US). The edge that one
side of a bet has to make their advantage.
either sex from 1 January to 31 December of the year following its