Jockey World Terms

  • Tack and Traps

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the racing term tack and traps. He discusses the term in reference to the equipment used to work with horses and equipment needed to travel with a horse.

  • Take Back

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term take back in reference to how the jockey controls a horse in a race. Lovato also discusses the advantages to this technique and how it can affect the other horses in the race.

  • Taken Up

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term taken up in reference to actions jockeys have to perform to take control of a horse during a race.

  • Tattoo

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term tattoo in reference to the lip tattoos on race horses. He also discusses the purpose and requirements of a race horse tattoo.

  • TB Farms & Training Centers

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the terms TB farms and training centers. He not only describes thoroughbred farms and training centers, but also discusses the property's functions.

  • Thread the Needle

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term thread the needle. He describes the term in reference to the jockey guiding a horse in a tight situation during a horse race.

  • Throw a Fit

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term throw a fit. He describes the term in reference to the behavior of a horse when it is excited or nervous.

  • Throw their Head

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term throw their head. He discusses the term in reference to certain behaviors horses display when they are upset.

  • Throwing a Cross

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term throwing a cross. He discusses the term in reference to how a jockey adjusts his or her reins during a race.

  • Tie Up

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term tie up. He discusses the term in reference to a health issue that can happen to horses after a tough work out.

  • Tongue Tie

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a tongue tie is and what a tongue tie is made of. He also explains why a tongue tie is used and what may happen if a horse gets its tongue over the bit.

  • Top Weight

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a top weight is and what else the term may be called. He also explains why a horse may carry more weight than the others in the field.

  • Track Bias

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that a track bias that describes how a track may be playing on a given day. He also explains what a speed bias may be and how people know that the track is playing with a bias.

  • Track Conditions and Labels

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that various surfaces are used in America and the conditions change depending on the weather. He also shows the labels the tracks will use depending on the track's condition both on the dirt and the turf.

  • Track Record

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a track record is and how a track handles records when they have different tracks. He also explains what a stakes record is and how accurate the time is now compared to the past.

  • Track Veterinarian

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term track veterinarian. He discusses the different types of veterinarians at the track and their individual responsibilities.

  • Trip

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term trip. He talks about the term as a description of how the race horse behaves during a race.

  • Trip Horse

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term trip horse. He discusses the term in reference to different individual's personal opinions on how the horse needs to run in a race to win.

  • Triple Crown

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term Triple Crown. He discusses the term in reference to a series of championship horse races. Frankie also provides history on previous Triple Crown winners.

  • Turf Course

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term turf course. He discusses the type of horse race track a turf course is and what type of races are held on a turf course.

  • Turn Downs

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term turn downs. He discusses why the type of shoe is no longer in use in most racing jurisdictions and describes a shoe that is sometimes used that is similar.

  • Turn of Foot

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term turn of foot and what it means when a horses displays this characteristic.

  • Twirling the Whip

    Frankie Lovato Jr. discusses the term twirling the whip, demonstrates what it looks like and explains why it is a useful practice for a jockey.

  • Two-Minute Lick

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term two-minute lick and its importance in preparing a horse for the races.

  • Two-Turn Horse

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term two-turn horse and describes the qualities horses that fall into this category possess.

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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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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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