A race which had to be cancelled.
In handicapped races, horses ridden by inexperienced jockeys have their allocated weight reduced to compensate for the rider's lack of experience.
Reductions can also be made for females racing against males and for older horses racing against younger ones.
A horse that is in top form, so is more likely to get a very good result in the race.
Starting method used primarily in steeplechasing.
Tools to reduce the field of view of the horse and increase its concentration.
The horse which has the lowest handicap in the race (the horse must carry the least weight during the race).
A small room in a stable where horses are kept.
A period during which the horse is trained.
The canter is a warm-up galloping for horses and their jockey before the race. The expression to win at a canter means winning a race without any special effort.
Event reserved for horses aged at least three years and of variable distance.
Refers to a horse competing in classic (group 1) races.
The colours are the colours of horse owner, they stay the same regardless of the jockey or the horse.
Young male horse, up to the age of three years. From its first birthday to its second, it is a yearling.
Registering a horse in a race.
Coupled Entry (or Coupled Horses)
Two horses belonging to the same owner and racing in the same race.
A crack is a very strong horse who has won a large number of races.
When two (or more) horses cross the line at exactly the same time.
Distance between two horses at the finishing line (nose, neck, head, length ...).
In case of disorder between horses, the Commissioner reserves the right to change the order of the horses is to demote some.
A horse which, at first sight, appears to be facing inferior opposition.
Investigation into the behaviour of a horse during a race or a performance audit by the Commissioner. An investigation may be made spontaneously or at the request of a runner.
Mishap made by a horse, such as a bad fall or an ill-judged jump.
Horse performing well on short-distance races.
Weight assigned to horses based on their performance in previous races, handicaps can be close races.
Refers to a horse trained for hurdles.
Person who looks after a horse and makes sure it has everything it needs.
A horse running in a race which is longer than its usual distances.
A race for good horse, which is just below the standard of the group races.
Refers to a horse who has never won a race.
Refers to a horse who has been trained to run in races where the distance is close to a mile, or about 1600 meters.
Refers to a horse which is registered for a race, but which does not participate.
Refers to a horse who is new to a race.
Strategy to be adopted during the race, this strategy is given to jockey by the trainer before the race.
Tool to estimate the condition of the course.
When a photograph taken at the finishing line is used to judge the winning horse after a very close race.
Said of a horse that finishes the race 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
A slang term for handicap.
A list of results achieved by a horse in the last races in which it participated.
Prerequisites for a horse to participate in a race, for example, age, gender, number of wins...
All races taking place on the same racetrack on the same day.
Classification of races, group 1 race is a very famous race, a group 2 race, a little less famous and so on.
Ring or Paddock
Where the horses are shown before the race.
A race where the winner is sold by auction immediately afterwards.
Colours worn by a jockey to show the horse's owner.
Very fast horses trained to race short distances.
Official who oversees the progress of the race and enforces the rules.
Announcement confirming the end of the control period at the start and end of a race.
Male horse which is mainly used for breeding.
Places reserved for breeding horses.
Refers to a horse which is difficult to train.
A player's total number of chips.
Compartments in which the horses come to line up before the start of a race. The boxes are aligned and all open at the same time. These stalls are only used for flat racing.
Person responsible for managing the start of the race.
Refers to a horse which has been trained to gallop and excels over long distances.
A course including hedges or hurdles and water jumps.
Another word for handicap.
The horse's equipment.
Refers to the horse which carries the most weight in the race.
The trainer is responsible for the physical and mental preparation of the horse.
"Under (starter's orders)"
Ready to start.
The jockey is weighed with his/her full equipment before and after the race.
The place where the horses are weighed before and after the race.
A tool to encourage the horse.