Jockey World Terms

  • Baby Race

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains why certain races are called baby races. He also explains that there's a difference between a baby race and a maiden race and what age group falls under the baby race title.

  • Backstretch

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the backstretch of the track refers to. He also explains other names for backstretch in the video.

  • Bar Shoe

    Frankie Lovato Jr. and blacksmith Danny Gale explain what a bar shoe is. Danny also explains how you know a horse is wearing a bar shoe and why someone will use a bar shoe on a horse.

  • Bad Actor

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term bad actor means. He explains that it's not just something to do with racehorses and that the kind of feed a horse is on can make them more high spirited than the naturally are.

  • Bad Doer

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a bad doer is and how trainers fix the problem.

  • Bad Gate Horse

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term bad gate horse means. He also explains why a horse may be a bad gate horse and how horses who may be afraid of the gate are worked with.

  • Bandage

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains what bandages or wraps are used for. He also explains the different kind of bandages and why different ones may be used for different needs.

  • Bay

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that a bay is a color of horse and how someone can tell if a horse is bay. He also explains that most registered Thoroughbreds are bay in color.

  • Bearing In or Out

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when someone says a horse was bearing in or out. He also explains different words that may mean the same thing as bearing in or out.

  • Beyer Number/Speed Figures

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the Beyer Speed Figure system. He also explains where you can find the Beyer figure for a horse in addition to telling viewers which horses have the highest Beyer Speed Figure in the history of the figures.

  • Billets

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what billets are on a saddle. He also explains what the billets are used for and why different saddles have different amounts of billets.

  • Black Letter or Bullet Work

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains why you may hear a horse's workout called a "bullet" and who records the horse's workout. He also explains where you may see a list of all that day's workouts and how you read the works when they are in a track program.

  • Black Type

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what black type is and how to read a horse's page in a sales catalog. He also explains what a horse's family tree is called.

  • Bleeder

    Frankie brings in Dr. Erika Wierman to explain what a "bleeder" is and what causes the condition. Dr. Wierman also explains symptoms of bleeding and how vets find out if a horse is bleeding. She also explains what Lasix is and what it does for a bleeder.

  • Blew the Turn

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains why a horse may blow the turn and what the result of the race will most likely be. Angel Cordero Jr. also explains what is was like to riding Broad Brush when he won a race after blowing the turn.

  • Blinkers

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains what a blinker is and the different types of blinkers that can be used. He also explains why blinkers may be used on a horse and how trainers decide on which ones to use.

  • Blowout

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains why a horse may have a blowout before a race. He also explains what a blowout is and what kind of horses may get a blowout before a race.

  • Bobble

    Frankie Lovato Jr. says what he calls a bobble compared to a stumble. He explains why a horse may bobble and shows an example of what he means by "bobble".

  • Bottom

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains that bottom has multiple different meanings. Bottom can refer to a horse's energy level or the surface of a track among other things.

  • Bolt

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term bolt and another term that it gets confused with. He also explains how dangerous the move is for a jockey and how it differs from bearing in or out.

  • Bounce

    Joe Kristufek explains what bounce means when they talk about a horse bouncing. He explains that bouncing hasn't been proven but that there are many different factors that could cause a horse to "bounce" after a good race.

  • Break a Horse

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means to break a horse. He also explains the timeline of when a horse gets broken and how long it may take to break them and different terms that relate to breaking a horse.

  • Break from the Gate

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what breaking for the gate means. He explains how the rider keeps himself from falling off when the horse leaves the gate and some of the reasons why horses may break slowly from the gate.

  • Breast Plate

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains why a breast plate is used on a horse and what it does. He also explains where it attaches to the saddle and that is isn't a usual piece of equipment for normal races in America.

  • Break Maiden

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse breaks its maiden and what a maiden refers to. He also explains different maiden classifications and the restrictions on a maiden race.

  • Breeze

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse breezes and when during the day they will normally breeze. He also explains where you can find a horses' breezing time and what different initials mean next to the works.

  • Bucked Shins

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse bucks its shins and what age is most affected by bucked shins. In addition, it's explained that just because a horse bucks his or her shins doesn't mean that they will have to be retired.

  • Bug Rider

    Former jockey Frankie Lovato explains what the word "bug rider" refers to at the racetrack in this easy-to-understand video. Enjoy!

  • Bull Ring

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what is defined as a bull ring and how it can cause problems for horses and riders. He also names a few tracks that are considered bull rings.

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Jockey World Terms

Jockey World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by former award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr. Frankie is the creator of the Equicizer, along with Jockey Camp and Jockey World Radio which fall under Jockey World Inc., and he is co-founder with his wife Sandy of their Stampede of Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program. Jockey World is dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health & safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Jockey World is not a gambling related organization.

Visit www.JockeyWorld.org and 
FrankLovatoJr.com for more information and be sure to check out www.JockeyWorldRadio.com.

More About the 365 Day Series!

Frankie Lovato Jr. vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year for 2013 - an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World. Please watch and share with friends to support Frankie in his mission!

"There are also many misconceptions in horse racing and many potential fans could enjoy the sport better. I love to explain the things that will help open up people's minds and answer many wonders in the world of horse racing that will offer a greater appreciation and understanding of the industry. This will help bring more fans and enjoyment to the sport of horse racing," Lovato said.

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