Horse not among winners (first or place) in a race.
Quotations offered in advance of the day of a particular race. Bets so placed are lost if your horse is a non-starter. Generally for larger races.
The point at which horses gather immediately before the start of a race.
Common description of a National Hunt Flat Race. The purpose of these races is to provide horses with experience of racing prior to entering races with hurdles or fences.
This is when two or more selections cannot be separated by the judge even after consulting the photo finish.
The starting positions allotted to horses contesting races on the flat (there is no draw for positions over jumps). The lowest numbers are on the left (as seen from behind the stalls).
Starting Price which describes odds of 1/1 (2.00).
1/8th of a mile, 201 meters.
The state of the ground on which racing will take place (Hard, Firm, Good, Soft, Heavy).
When horses are on the way to the start of a race. In terms of betting it is the first trigger word which customers know means they have only got a few minutes to put on their bets.
Races in which horses are allotted different weights with the object of nullifying any disparity in their ability.
A category of racing that includes bumper races, hurdles and chases. It takes place all year round however the majority of races occur between November and March.
Any horse due to run in a race but then doesn't take part. Customers always receive their money back on single bets on non-runners and for all other bets the horse is void from calculations.
The number of placings paid out when betting to each-way terms. These vary depending on the number of runners and whether it is a handicap or not.
Prevented from winning, or at least from obtaining a better placing, by the jockey.
If a horse is withdrawn and there is insufficient time to form a new market, the remaining horses in the race are subject to a deduction if they win or are placed. Click here for more info on Rule 4.
The colours worn by the jockey. These are chosen by the owners and in some cases can be very recognizable.
The official starting price of a horse.
Box in which horses are placed prior to most flat races.
Expression used as a betting trigger to announce that a race is just about to start and usually denotes (unless otherwise stated) that no more bets can be placed.
On any suspected infringements of the Rules of Racing the Stewards hold an investigation. These are carried out in a similar manner to objections.