Jockey World Terms

  • Daily Racing Form

    Frankie Lovato Jr. details the history of the Daily Racing Form and explains its significance within the sport of Thoroughbred Racing.

  • Dead Heat

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the racing term "dead heat" and discusses some of Thoroughbred racings most memorable dead heats as well as a personal favorite of his own.

  • Derby

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the racing term "Derby" and its historical significance in the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

  • Disqualification

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the racing term "Disqualification" and the process for determining whether a foul was significant enough to warrant changing the order of finish in a race.

  • Distaff

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term "Distaff" means and gives some examples of where the term may be seen. -

  • Distanced

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explainds what it means when a horse is distanced in a race. He also goes over some other terms that are related to distanced.

  • Dogs

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what dogs are when referred to at the track. Frankie also gives examples of reasons that dogs may be used on tracks.

  • Draw for a Race

    Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the phrase "Draw for a Race" and the process for selecting starting positions in a horse race.

  • Driving

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means for a jockey to 'drive' a horse, as well as the various terms used to describe how a horse wins a particular race.

  • Drop Down

    Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means to drop a horse down in a claiming race. Lovato also explains the tactics behind why trainers would choose to drop a horse down.

  • Dwelt

    Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse is dwelt in a race. Frankie also discusses the steps a horse must complete to be eligible for its next race if it is dwelt.

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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.

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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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