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N

Neck

Unit of measurement about the length of a horse's neck.

Nose

Smallest advantage a horse can win by.


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O

Objection

Claim of foul lodged by rider, patrol judge, or other official after the running of a race. If lodged by an official, it is called an inquiry.

Odds

The sportsbook's or bookmaker's view of the chance of a competitor winning (adjusted to include a profit). The figure or fraction by which a bookmaker or totalisator offers to multiply a bettor's stake, which the bettor is entitled to receive (plus his or her own stake) if their selection wins.

Odds Against

A term to describe that the odds are greater than evens (e.g. 5 to 2), when the bookmaker's or totalisator's stake is greater than the bettor's stake. For example, a horse that is quoted at 4:1 would be odds against, because if it wins a race, the bookmaker or totalisator returns $4 for every dollar a bettor places on that horse, plus his or her original outlay.

Odds Compiler

See Oddsmaker.

Oddsmaker

A person who sets the betting odds. Note that sportsbooks or bookies don't set the odds. Most major sportsbooks use odds set by Las Vegas oddsmakers.

Odds-on

Odds of less than even money. This is a bet where you have to outlay more than you win. For example if a horse is two to one odds-on, you have to outlay two dollars to win one dollar and if the horse wins you collect a total of three dollars (the two dollars you bet and the one dollar you won).

Official

The sign displayed when result is confirmed. Also a racing official.

Off-Track Betting

Wagering at legalized betting outlets.

On the Board

Finishing among the first three.

On the Nose

Betting a horse to win only.

Outlay

The money a bettor wagers is called his or her outlay.

Out of the Money

A horse that finishes worse than third.

Outsider

A horse that is not expected to win. An outsider is usually quoted at the highest odds.

Overbroke

Where the book results in a loss for the bookmaker.

Overlay

A horse going off at higher odds than it appears to warrant, based on its past performances.

Overnight Race

A race in which entries close a specific number of hours before running (such as 48 hours), as opposed to a stakes race for which nominations close weeks and sometimes months in advance.

Over the Top

When a horse is considered to have reached its peak for that season.

Overweight

Surplus weight carried by a horse when the rider cannot make the assigned weight.

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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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