Jockey World Terms

  • Paddock

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term Paddock in reference to horse racing. He describes how the term is used differently in horse racing than other equestrian sports and what takes place in the paddock.

  • Paddock Judge

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term paddock judge in horse racing. He explains the responsibilities of the paddock judge and the communication the judge has between jockeys and trainers.

  • Past Performances

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term past performances in horse racing. He describes where they can be seen in a racing program, what each symbol means, and the purpose of reading past performances.

  • Patrol Judge

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term patrol judge. He discusses the responsibilities of patrol judges, where they are located at the track, and what equipment they use to do their job.

  • Photo Finish

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term photo finish. He discusses how photos are used to help racing officials determine the winner of a close race. Lovato also talks about the equipment that is used for a photo finish.

  • Pierre 'Peb' Bellocq

    Frankie steps away from the terms today to talk about Pierre Bellocq, an important person in horse racing. "Peb" is one of the most famous artists in horse racing and is one that Frankie looked up to throughout his riding career.

  • Pinhooker

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term pinhooker. He discusses the history of pinhooking and compares it to the modern day meaning in the thoroughbred industry. Frankie explains what age of horses a pinhoooker works with and how profit is earned.

  • Pinched Back

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term pinched back. He discusses how a horse can get pinched back in a race and several dangerous outcomes that can come of it.

  • Place

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term place. He discusses the term in reference to track announcements and the type of bet being made on a horse race. Frankie also describes when this specific type of terminology is used and in what parts of the world it is referenced in.

  • Placing Judges

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term placing judges. He discusses the job responsibilities of placing judges and what equipment is used to be of assistance in the placing process.

  • Plates

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term plates. He discusses what type of equipment they are for horses and the purpose they serve. Frankie also discusses the most common type of plates and which styles aren't permitted at certain race tracks around the world.

  • Plodder

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term plodder. He discusses the speed and distance a horse that is considered a plodder would most typically run.

  • Pocket

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term pocket. He discusses the term in reference to the position of a horse in a race and other terms that may have the same meaning.

  • Poles

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term poles. He discusses at what distances the marker poles stand and the length of a furlong. Lovato also explains what the different colors of the poles represent in reference to distances of the track.

  • Pony

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term pony. He discusses the qualifications for a horse to be a track pony and what jobs they accomplish on the track. Lovato also talks about the importance of pony riders and the physical standards they must meet to be successful.

  • Post

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains different meanings of the term post. He discusses several different cases the term may be used on and off the race track for both riders and spectators.

  • Post Parade

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term post parade. He discusses where and when the post parade takes place at the track. Lovato also describes who takes part and what happens after the post parade.

  • Post Position

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term post position. He discusses the set up of the starting gate and explains how post positions are selected before the race.

  • Post Time

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term post time. He discusses how far in advance post times are set and what considerations are made in the process. Frankie also describes how races are staggered for the convenience of simulcast viewers to bet on as many races as possible.

  • Prep Race

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term prep race. He discusses how and when trainers use the term prep and what horses can enter that type of race. Frankie also describes different series of prep races certain tracks hold to get horses ready for graded stakes.

  • Prop and Wheel

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term prop and wheel. He discusses the term in reference to behaviors horses sometimes produce that may cause danger to a jockey.

  • Purse

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of the term purse. He discusses purse distribution and gives examples of what percentages would be payed out to the owners.

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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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