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A bet on a horse to win, place and show.
Money added to a race purse, usually in a stakes race, by a breeder's organization, racing association or other specific race-related organization.
A horse that is four years old or older (also called senior).
The straightaway on the far side of the race track. Also refers to the stable area.
A brown horse with a black mane, tail, nose and lower legs, can range from light brown to dark brown.
Deviating from a straight course.
A very dark brown horse. A true black horse has no brown hairs on its’ muzzle, tail or mane.
A person who puts shoes on horses. Blacksmith is another word for farrier.
A “mask” type headgear with lateral cups around the eyes to limit the horse’s peripheral vision. Helps focus the horse and avoid distraction. This equipment is also called “blinds”. Blinkers or Blinds must be declared as part of the horse’s equipment when it races.
When a horse is racing along the rail or pylons and cannot improve its’ position in the race because of the presence of a horse in front, behind and beside it, also called “Locked in”.
When a horse breaks from its’ gait in to a run or gallop, denoted on the program with an “X”. Also to train a young horse to accept saddle, bridle, harness, rider, driver etc.
Owner of the dam (mother horse) at the time foal is born.
A female horse used for breeding.
The colour of a horse that has a brown body and nose, the tail and mane are black.
The colour of a horse that has a dark yellow or gold body and a black mane and tail.
A special operating agency with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (Federal) that regulates and supervises pari-mutuel betting in Canada on horse races, thereby ensuring that pari-mutuel wagering is conducted in a way this is fair to the public.
A term for a program of racing. For example, ten races on the card means that ten races will be run for that specific race date.
A comprehensive account from which past performances are compiled, showing the race position of each horse at various stages of the race.
The light reddish – brown colour of a horse. Mane and tail are usually the same colour as the body.
A race in which all horses entered are subject to being purchased for a specific price, prior to the race. All horses in the race are for sale.
The colourful shirt and cap cover or helmet worn by a jockey, that signifies the owner or stable of the horse they are riding (see also “silks”). In Standardbred racing the colours represent the driver. Standardbred drivers register their colours and wear them every time they race.
An intact male horse under the age of a five (thoroughbred) or under four years of age (Standardbred and Quarter horses).
A race with conditions that limits the class of a horse that can enter. Eligibility is based on sex, money earned or number of races won.
A type of wager that the winners of two consecutive races (usually the first two races) are bet.
A bet where the 2 horses wagered must finish 1st and 2nd in exact order in the same race.
A bet where the 2 horses wagered must finish either 1st or 2nd in the same race.
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.
A betting establishment that is away from the track that the horse races are taking place at. Also refers to a wet race surface.
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:
Also known as Race Under Saddle – is a hybrid of harness and thoroughbred racing that has gained popularity in Europe.
A Thoroughbred race course that has a grass track.
A sum of money that is bet on a sporting event. Wagering is the act of betting.
The exercising of a horse on the race track prior to the race.
A foal that is less than a year old and has been separated from its mother.
A young horse that’s age is between its first new year (January 1st) after birth and 2nd new year.