A permanent, indelible mark on the inside of the upper lip used to identify the horse. In Quarter Horses the letter/number combination is five numbers or four numbers ending in a letter. In Thoroughbreds, it is a letter followed by five numbers.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rabbit. Lovato discusses what the term means in reference to more than one horse entered into a race by the same stable.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term racing secretary. Lovato discusses the job responsibilities and what necessary communication is made with the public, media, and racing commission.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rank. He discusses the term in reference to a horse's aggressive behavior on the farm, at the race track, or in a race.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term receiving barn. He discusses the term in reference to barns located at most race tracks in the United States and what horses typically board within the barn. Lovato also explains the use of quarantine and stakes barns at the track.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term reduce. He discusses the term in reference to a jockey's diet and practices that are used to make weight before a race.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term refused. He discusses the official racing term in reference to the starting gates at a horse race.
Re-Run or Replay
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term re-run. He discusses the term in reference to the filming of a horse race. Lovato explains the purpose of cameras located various places around a race track and different angles that the cameras shoot during a horse race.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term ridden out. He discusses the term in reference to the commentary and results of a horse race. Lovato explains several different terms that are used in the official commentary to describe how a horse is ridden out.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rings. He discusses the term in reference to equipment used when riding race horses. Lovato explains what the tack is used for and how horses typically respond to it.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rogue and when people may use the title for a horse. He also talks about the work that may need to go into a rogue horse.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term romp. He discusses the term in reference to race callers. Lovato also describes multiple phrases that are used with the term to describe a horse race win.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term route in reference to the length of a horse race. Lovato describes which races are considered route or sprint races and how trainers may use the term when describing a race or work out.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term run down. He discusses the implications of the term in reference to the health of a horse. Lovato also describes how the track can negatively affect a horse's legs and what precautionary efforts are taken to prevent them.
Run Out Bit
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term run out bit. He discusses the term in reference to a special type of tack used on race horses. Lovato also describes how the bit helps direct horses with bearing tendencies and other equipment that aids with redirection.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term ruled off. He discusses the term in reference to the racing stewards and state commissioners ruling of racing license statuses. Lovato also describes permanent and semi-permanent suspensions and the consequences that they imply.
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.
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.