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Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn. has been running a small summer race meet since...
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.
Horseshoer, blacksmith. Also called a "plater."
Joint located between the cannon bone and the long pastern bone, also referred to as the “ankle.”
Female horse four-years-old or younger.
The end point of a race. Also referred to as the “wire”.
A horse of either sex in its first year of life.
Area of the foreleg located between the elbow joint and the knee (carpus), which is made up of the radius bone and the ulna.
Lock of mane hair that falls forward from the poll (top of the head) to just above the horse's eyes.
A horse whose running style is to attempt to get on or near the lead at the start of the race and to continue there as long as possible.
The area of the racetrack open to the public where races are viewed in the afternoon.
An eighth of a mile.
A race for two-year-olds in which the owners make a continuous series of payments over a period of time to keep their horses eligible. Purses for these races vary but can be considerable.