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Horse Racing Terms - Horse Racing Guide

Horseracing Guide

  • Amateur: An amateur is a jockey that has not turned professional
  • Apprentice: Young professional jockeys who can also claim a weight allowance.
  • Banker: A term used to describe a good thing that is a horse that should win.
  • Blinkers: A piece of equipment that goes over the horse's head to assist the horse concentrate.
  • Cheek Pieces: Sheepskin bands on each side of the bridle which help keep the horse focused.
  • Colt: Male horse aged up to 4 years old.
  • Draw: Flat races start in stalls and ach horse has a number to go in the stalls which is different to their racing number.
  • Filly: Female horse aged up to 4 years old.
  • Furlong: 1/8 of a mile. Equal to 220 yards or 200 metres.
  • Gelding: A male horse that has his privates removed to help get the horse focussed on the job of racing.
  • Judge: The official who declares the winner and placed horses in a race and the winning distance.
  • Lead: Weights carried in the saddle which make up the difference between the jockey's weight and what the horse is assigned to carry.
  • Length: The approximate length of a horse: about 8 feet. Winning margins are measured in lengths, ranging from 1/2 a length to a distance (more than 20 lengths). Smaller winning margins are a short-head, head or a neck.
  • Mare: Female horse aged 5 years or over.
  • Noseband: A sheepskin band around the horse's nose to help it concentrate.
  • Odds on: when the odds of the horse are less than even money.
  • On the bridle / On the bit: A horse going with ease.
  • Off the bridle: A horse that is struggling to go the gallop
  • Photo finish: In a close race, a photo finish is required to decide which horse has won
  • Pulling: A horse pulling on the bit: i.e. wanting to go too fast too soon so the jockey tries to restrain it by pulling back on the reins leading to a tug of war effect.
  • Starting stalls: Only used in flat racing to ensure every horse gets a level break.
  • Stewards: Representatives of the Turf Club who regulate every race-meeting.
  • Stewards Enquiry: An investigation by the stewards into any incidents during the race, e.g. if a jockey has broken the rules or one horse has caused interference to another.
  • Tips: be careful about taking tips as good tips are hard to come by.
  • Tongue Strap: A piece of cloth or elastic tied on the horse's tongue to keep it in place during a race.
  • Turf Club: The regulatory body in charge of the rules and regulations, maintaining the integrity of Irish racing.
  • Valet: People employed by jockeys to assist them in their preparations for each race, checking and cleaning equipment etc.
  • Visor: A similar device to blinkers but less restrictive.
  • Weight: The amount the horse has to carry in the race.
  • Weigh Out/Weigh In: Weighing a jockey and saddle before and after a race to make sure the correct weight is carried.
  • Winner All Right: An announcement that confirms the result is official. Go Collect!.

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