Jockey World Terms

  • Faltered

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term faltered means. After a horse has faltered in a race, a trainer will do a full evalution to find out why it happened.

  • Farrier

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a farrier, also known as a blacksmith, does for racehorses and how they are a key element to a horse's success.

  • Fast Track

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that a fast track may not be exactly what fans think it is. He also goes over some of the other conditions a track can be labeled as in races and workouts.

  • Feature Race

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term feature race, the placement of the feature race on the day's card, and what makes this race stand out from others on the schedule.

  • Fence

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term fence as it relates to horse racing. Frankie also explains the various ways that a trainer or jockey can refer to a fence during a race or while training.

  • Figure Eight

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a figure eight, a piece of equipment that can be used as a noseband, is. Frankie also explains the type of horses that figure eights are useful on.

  • Field

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a field is in horse racing. Frankie also explains what a field can be termed as when referring to betting on a large lineup of horses, such as in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Filly

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains when a female horse is called a filly and some important races that are restricted to fillies.

  • Firm

    Frankie explains what firm means when you see it in relation to a turf race. He also explains some other words that you may see for a turf race's condition.

  • First Turn

    Frankie explains what it means when someone says "first turn" and when it is used in a race. He also explains what announcers may say according to how many turns are in a race.

  • Flat Race

    Frankie explains the term "flat racing" and educates fans on jump races, also known as steeplechases.

  • Flatten Out

    Learn what the term flatten out means and some different terms that have the same meaning.

  • Flip

    Frankie Lovato explains the reasons behind why a horse may rear and flip, and touches on the danger associated with a horse doing so.

  • Float

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what floating a track is. Frankie also explains the weather circumstances that lead to floating a track, and why it is beneficial to do so.

  • Form and Style

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the importance of quality form and style for jockeys. Frankie explains that jockeys work on technique and form in the same way any athlete does.

  • Four Furlongs

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains how distances are measured in horse racing, as well as the popular four furlongs workout distance.

  • Founder

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what founder (laminitis) is and how it is caused. He also talks about some treatments that are used on a foundering horse.

  • Fractional Time

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a fractional time or split is. Fractions will be shown in multiple places both during and after the race.

  • Fresh

    Frankie Lovato Jr. talks about different meanings of the word fresh and freshened. The word can have different meanings depending on how it is used.

  • Free Handicap

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the word free handicap means and what the word handicap means when seen in a race.

  • Front Runner

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a front runner is and gives examples of some of the great horses that have been front runners.

  • Furlong

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a furlong is, as well as other equivalents of a furlong. Frankie also explains other industries that previously used a furlong as a measure of distance.

  • Furosemide

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what Lasix are in horse racing, as well as why Lasix are used to treat horses that possess EIPH (bleeders). Frankie brings on the insight from a Kentucky vet to explain Lasix.

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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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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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