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. describes the responsibilities of a hotwalker and what it means to "walk hots" at the barn of a trainer in horse racing.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains term walkover and mentions a few of the most famous walkover races in the history of Thoroughbred racing.
Washy or Washed Out
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the terms washy or washed out and what that could potentially indicate about a horse's state of mind and potential to perform up to his capabilities.
Weight for Age
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the phrase weight for age means in Thoroughbred racing and the process of assigning weights to horses to carry in races that are not handicaps.
Went for a Hotdog
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the meaning of one of racing's many colorful phrases "went for a hotdog". He provides a couple of examples so that the next time you're at the track with friends you can roll out the term and get a few chuckles.
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term withers, where it is located on a horse's body, and the importance of the withers when measuring a horse's height.
Work or Workout
Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term work or workout in horse racing as well as the importance of this planned exercise in getting a Thoroughbred prepared to race.
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.