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.
Diuretic given to horses to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), which is bleeding from the lungs during intense exericse. Lasix, or furosemide, is indicated by an L in the racing program.
1) To help a jockey mount a horse. 2) A jockey having a mount. 3) Getting a horse into shape.
A measurement approximating the length of a horse, used to denote distance between horses in a race. For example, "Secretariat won the Belmont by 31 lengths."
A stakes race just below a group race or graded race in quality. In North America, a stakes race with a value of $75,000 or more available to all starters.