An infraction made against a horse and or driver/jockey in a race. The claim is made by a race participant immediately after the completion of the race.
Odds of even money or less (e.g. 1-1, 4-5, 1-5).
A betting establishment that is away from the track that the horse races are taking place at. Also refers to a wet race surface.
When the results of a race are confirmed by the Judges or Stewards. Also a person who has the authority to oversee/ execute the rules of racing during a race.
On The Board
Finishing among the first four.
On the Nose
Betting a horse to win only.
Ontario Racing (OR)
Ontario Racing is responsible for directing breed improvement programs, setting an annual program of races and purses, attracting new horse owners, building a fan base and connecting the industry with government and the general public.
Ontario Racing Commission (ORC)
Established in 1950 and merged into the Alcohol and Gaming of Commission of Ontario in April, 2016, the ORC was a crown agency of the Ontario Government, responsible for regulating the horse racing industry in Ontario.
Ontario Sires Stakes
The Ontario Sires Stakes is a race series exclusively for 2 and 3 year old horses. To be eligible to race in the program, the horse must have been sired by a stallion registered and standing in Ontario and stakes payments made by the breeder and owner. The objective of the program is to improve the breed and provide incentives for breeders, owners and trainers to breed, buy and race in Ontario.
Ontario Sires Stakes Quarter Horse
In 2008 the Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program announced the introduction of the Quarter Horse Ontario Sires Stakes (QH-OSS). The Quarter Horse Ontario Sires Stakes is open to off-spring of Ontario accredited stallions. The Quarter Horse Ontario Sires Stakes program includes:
- QH Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity
- QH Ontario Sires Stakes Derby
- QH Ontario Sires Stakes Maturity
Ontario Sires Stakes Standardbred
(Standardbred Improvement Program) - Held at racetracks across the province, the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) is a series of races specifically for horses sired by an eligible stallion standing in Ontario. Horses racing in the OSS have been nominated and sustained to the race program. The Ontario Sires Stakes races are split into two tiers – Grassroots Series and Gold Series. Each tier has a series of races for two and three- year old trotters and pacers. Since 1974 the OSS program has been promoting the breeding of quality Standardbred horses in Ontario and providing economic incentives to breed, buy and race horses in the province.
Ontario Sires Stakes Thoroughbred
(Thoroughbred Improvement Program) - The Thoroughbred Ontario Sires Stakes Program consists of a series of races that are run throughout the racing season. An Ontario Sired horse is eligible for all Ontario Sired restricted races in Ontario, including the Ontario Sires Stakes program, providing the horse meets eligibility requirements and race entry conditions.
An official that is riding a horse and leads the race horses to the starting gate (Thoroughbred and Quarter Horses). The Outrider also assists with loose horses on the race track.
A race where horses must be entered to race prior to a specified time and date, as opposed to a stakes race where nominations close far in advance of the race.
Extra weight carried by a horse when the rider cannot make the required weight.