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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.
Claim of foul lodged by rider, trainer or owner after the running of a race prior to the race being declared official. (if lodged by steward, it is called an inquiry)
A track that has a wet surface and isn’t labeled as “fast”.
1) Notice displayed when a race result is confirmed. 2) Used to denote a racing official.
When a horse is eager to run. Also known as "in the bridle."
Finishing among the first three.
Denotes a fit horse that is eager to run.
Betting a horse to win only.
A horse that finishes worse than third.
A mounted racetrack official whose job is to catch loose horses, attend injured jockeys, and assist the stewards in spotting any fouls that occur during a race.
A horse whose odds are greater than its potential to win.
A sheet published by the racing secretary's office listing the entries for an upcoming racing card.
A race in which entries close a specific number of hours before running (such as 48 hours), as opposed to a stakes race for which nominations close weeks and sometimes months in advance.
Surplus weight carried by a horse when the rider cannot make the required weight.