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F

Filly

A female horse, age three or under.

First-Over

A horse racing on the outside without another horse directly in front of him or her. A foreshortening of the phrase first overland.

Foal

A newly-born horse. (Noun) The act of giving birth. (Verb)

Furlong

One-eighth of a mile or 220 yards. Races are measured in furlongs.


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G

Gelding

A castrated animal.

Going

The condition of the racecourse (firm, heavy, soft, etc.). Official Jockey Club going reports progress as follows: Heavy - soft - good to soft - good - good to firm - firm.

Green Horse

A horse that has not raced, or has raced only a few times.


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H

Handicap

A race for which a handicapper assigns weights to be carried. Also, to handicap a race, to make selections on the basis of the past performances.

Hand

Four inches. A horse's height is measured in hands and inches from the top of the shoulder (withers) to the ground, e.g., 15.2 hands is 15 hands, 2 inches. Thoroughbreds typically range from 15 to 17 hands.

Horse

A male horse, age four and up.


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I

Inquiry

Reviewing the race to check into a possible infraction of the rules. Also, a sign flashed by officials on the tote board on such occasions. If lodged by a jockey, it is called an objection.

In the Money

Describes the horses in a race that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd (and sometimes 4th) or the horses on which money will be paid to bettors, depending on the place terms.


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J

Judge

The official who declares the placing for each race.

Juvenile

A two-year-old horse.


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L

Length

A measurement approximating the length of a horse from nose to tail, about 8 feet, used to denote distance between horses in a race.

Long Odds

Odds which are greater than 10:1.


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M

Maiden

A horse (male or female) who has never won a racing purse.

Mare

A female horse, age four and up.

Matinee

A program of racing conducted during the daylight hours.

Morning Line

Approximate odds printed in the program and posted before wagering begins. This is a forecast of how the morning line maker believes wagering will occur in a particular race.

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September 26 - October 2 Race Schedule

DATE FIRST POST* TRACK
26 MON 2:00
AM
Birmingham Turf Club Birmingham Turf, AL
12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
12:55
PM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
1:00
PM
Will Rogers Downs Claremore, OK
1:05
PM
Fort Erie Fort Erie, ON
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
3:00
PM
Arapahoe Park Aurora, CO
4:00
PM
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
4:05
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:35
PM
Assiniboia Downs Winnipeg, MB
27 TUE 12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
12:55
PM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
1:00
PM
Will Rogers Downs Claremore, OK
1:05
PM
Fort Erie Fort Erie, ON
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
1:45
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
3:00
PM
Arapahoe Park Aurora, CO
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:35
PM
Assiniboia Downs Winnipeg, MB
28 WED 12:30
PM
Delaware Park Wilmington, DE
12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
12:55
PM
Ajax Downs Ajax, ON
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:05
PM
Albuquerque Collinsville, IL
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
8:35
PM
Assiniboia Downs Winnipeg, MB
29 THU 12:30
PM
Delaware Park Wilmington, DE
12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
1:00
PM
Belmont at the Big A Ozone Park, NY
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
2:10
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
4:00
PM
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
4:50
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
5:00
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
30 FRI 12:25
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:30
PM
Delaware Park Wilmington, DE
12:35
AM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:40
PM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
1:00
PM
Belmont at the Big A Ozone Park, NY
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
3:53
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Meadowlands East Rutherford, NJ
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
7:05
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
8:00
PM
Lethbridge - RMTC Lethbridge, AB
8:05
PM
Albuquerque Collinsville, IL
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
8:15
PM
Century Mile Edmonton, AB
01 SAT 12:25
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:30
PM
Delaware Park Wilmington, DE
12:40
PM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
1:00
PM
Belmont at the Big A Ozone Park, NY
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
2:05
PM
Fort Pierre Pierre, SD
3:00
PM
Arapahoe Park Aurora, CO
Sweetwater Downs Rock Springs, WY
3:15
PM
Lethbridge - RMTC Lethbridge, AB
3:53
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
5:00
PM
Hastings Racecourse Vancouver, BC
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
5:45
PM
Century Mile Edmonton, AB
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Meadowlands East Rutherford, NJ
7:05
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
8:05
PM
Albuquerque Collinsville, IL
8:07
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
9:00
PM
Los AlamitosLos Alamitos, CA
02 SUN 12:00
AM
Japan
12:25
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
12:30
PM
Foxfield Charlottesville, VA
12:40
PM
Laurel Park Laurel, MD
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
1:00
PM
Belmont at the Big A Ozone Park, NY
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
2:05
PM
Fort Pierre Pierre, SD
3:00
PM
Arapahoe Park Aurora, CO
Sweetwater Downs Rock Springs, WY
3:15
PM
Lethbridge - RMTC Lethbridge, AB
3:53
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:45
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
5:00
PM
Hastings Racecourse Vancouver, BC
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:00
PM
Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA

*ALL TIMES EDT


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