Trying help you to enjoy the horse racing bet these are some important words that will help you to understand all terms on racebooks.
ACROSS THE BOARD
Method of wagering on a horse to win, place and show.
Jockey who has not ridden a certain number of winners in a specified period of time. Also known as a "bug", from the asterisk used to denote the weight allowance such riders receive.
A handicapping tool, popularized by author Andrew Beyer. That assigns a numerical value (speed figure) to each race run by a horse, based on final time and track condition. Enables horses running at various racetracks to be objectively compared.
BOMB, OR BOMBER
A winning horse sent off at extremely high odds.
An establishment that accepts wagers on the outcome of horseracing and sporting events.
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Person who takes bets from the clients.
A combination bet whereby all possible numeric combinations are covered.
Thoroughbred racing’s year-end championship, consisting of seven races.
A $100 wager.
Running position of horses in a race at various points.
A payoff to holders of daily-double tickets combining the winning horse in the first race of the double with a scratched horse in the second half.
Type of wager calling for the selection of winners of two consecutive horse races.
When two or more horses or dogs finish in a tie.
Change in order of finish by officials for infraction of the rules.
DOLLAR BET or BUCK
A $100 wager.
Two or more horses with common ownership that are paired as a single betting unit in a race.
A wager in which no virgorish or juice is laid.
A wager in which the first two finishers in a single race must be selected in the exact order.
In horse racing, any wager other than win, place or show.
Horse that is a race favorite despite being outclassed by other competition in the field.
The group of horses in a race.
Two or more starters running as a single betting unit, usually when there are more starters than positions on the tote board. Also known as the "mutuel field".
The performance expected according to how a team or horse looks on paper; also, slang for the "Daily Racing Form".
Intermediate times recorded in a race. For example, "quarter time" is the recorded after the first quarter-mile, not the first 25% of the race.
One-eighth of a mile.
One who studies, rates and wagers on sporting events and/or races.
Placing bets on the opposite side in order to cut losses or guarantee winning a minimal amount of money.
One-eighth of a mile.
IN THE MONEY
A horse that finishes first, second or third.
Reviewing a race to check into a possible rules infraction. If lodged by a jockey, it is called an objection.
A $500.00 wager.
ON THE NOSE
Betting on a horse to win only.
Off-track betting, or wagering at legalized betting outlets, usually in major cities. Wagering at these sites are usually commingled with on-track betting pools.
OUT OF THE MONEY
A horse that finishes worse than third.
- Using a key horse or horses in different, but not all possible, exotic wagering. combinations
Short for photo finish, a result so close it is necessary to use the finish-line camera to determine the order of finish.
Wager on a horse to finish first or second.
Number used to identify horse for betting purposes; may refer to spot in the starting gate, but not always.
Also, when a horse get injure.
Bet for a horse to get on third place.
Bet for a horse to get on first place.
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