Jockey World Terms

  • Lasix

    Frankie Lovato Jr. and Dr. Erika Wierman explain how and why Lasix is used in racehorses. Lovato also discusses the term bleeder with Dr. Wierman and research examining the effects of Lasix on horses.

  • Layoff

    Frankie Lovato Jr explains why a horse may need a layoff and what is considered just a break versus being a real layoff. He also shows how charts indicate that a horse has been laid off for an extended amount of time compared to just a short break.

  • Lead

    Frankie talks about all the different ways the word lead and led is used in horse racing and in which ways you may hear each word said.

  • Lead Pony

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr explains the job of a lead pony on the race track, parts of the day lead ponies are most typically used, and the most common breeds of lead ponies. Lovato also discusses different parts of the world that utilize lead ponies and the role of their riders.

  • Leggings

    Frankie Lovato Jr. introduces the term leggings and their different uses. He explains the different types of leggings jockey's wear and discusses the reasoning for wearing certain types.

  • Leg Up

    Frankie Lovato Jr. introduces the term leg up and how it is used in and out of the horse racing world. He also explains the proper procedure for giving a leg up in racing, and the alternatives in different disciplines of riding. Additionally, Lovato discusses how the term leg up is used when talking about a horse returning to racing after having time off.

  • Length

    Frankie Lovato Jr. introduces the term length in horse racing, defining the official measurement. He goes on to explain what official terms are used to judge a race when two horses are less than a length apart and how races are documented with the use of lengths.

  • Listed Race

    Frankie explains what qualifies as a listed race and how these races become graded or group stakes. He also goes on to explain what "black type" means and how it is earned.

  • Lock

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term lock means in reference to race predictions. Also, he reminisces and tells a story of a memorable conversation he had at the Woodford Stakes. He also describes an alternate meaning of the word lock when discussing the horse.

  • Lug

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term lug and how it refers to the movement of the horse. He also explains the reasons why a horse lugs and the difficulties it creates for the jockey.

  • Lunge

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. describes the two meanings of the word lunge in and out of horse racing. He describes the two types of exercise the term lunge refers to and the physical movement of the horse associated with the term.

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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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