Jockey World Terms

  • Oaks

    vFrankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term oaks in horse racing. Lovato discusses what horses can enter and the prominent oaks races held in the United States.

  • Objection

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term objection and how it refers to the rules of horse racing. Lovato discusses who presents objections and the process of how racing stewards handle the claim. Additionally, Frankie discusses objection or false claim consequences towards jockeys.

  • Odds-On

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term odds-on and how it is used in gambling. Lovato also describes common odds used and the returns made from most common bets in horse racing.

  • Official

    Frankie explains where you may hear the word official in horse racing. He also explains what each meaning means and what people are considered officials in horse racing.

  • Off Side

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what off-side means and refers back to the term "near side" to give more information on the differences between near and off sides.

  • Off or On the Bit

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what off the bit, or off the bridle, means in a race and exercise. He also explains what may happen if a horse is off the bit and the rider reports it to the trainer.

  • Off Track

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the word "off track" means and what conditions it can describe on dirt race tracks. He also explains that off track isn't an official term but one with broad meaning that can describe many different conditions.

  • Off the Turf

    Frankie explains that off the turf means that a race moves from a turf track to a dirt track due to weather. He also explains what may happen if a graded stakes race has to deal with this condition.

  • On the Board

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what on the board means and how it is different than someone saying they were in the money. Frankie also explains when someone may use the term "on the board" when telling people how they finished in a race.

  • One Paced

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what running style a one-paced horse follows and how they may be successful in a race.

  • Outrider

    Frankie explains the job of outriders on the track in the morning and afternoon. He explains how important the outriders are to the smooth running of the track.

  • Over Reaching

    Frankie explains what over reaching means and how it may be noticed. He also goes over some steps trainers use to prevent their charges from overreaching during work outs and in races.

  • Overweight

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term overweight in horse racing. He discusses how the term relates to jockeys in racing, but also the compromises trainers may make when selecting a jockey. Frankie also discusses how the jockey's weight is communicated to the public for handicapping considerations.

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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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