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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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May 16 - 22 Race Schedule

DATE FIRST POST* TRACK
16 MON 12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
12:55
PM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
2:00
PM
Will Rogers Downs Claremore, OK
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
4:05
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
5:00
PM
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
17 TUE 12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
12:55
PM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
2:00
PM
FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing Collinsville, IL
2:05
PM
Will Rogers Downs Claremore, OK
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
4:05
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
18 WED 12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:50
PM
Thistledown North Randall, OH
1:10
PM
Finger Lakes Bossier City, LA
1:30
PM
Ajax Down Ajax, ON
1:30
PM
Presque Isle Downs Erie, PA
Will Rogers Downs Claremore, OK
2:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
6:00
PM
Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN
6:30
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
7:15
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
19 THU 12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:40
PM
Pimlico Baltimore, MD
1:05
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
3:05
PM
Belmont Park Elmont, NY
3:30
PM
Horseshoe Indianapolis Shelbyville, IN
5:00
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
Sam Houston Race Park Houston, TX
6:00
PM
Penn National Grantville, PA
6:10
PM
Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN
6:30
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
7:15
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
7:35
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
20 FRI 11:30
PM
Pimlico Baltimore, MD
12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
1:00
PM
Belmont Park Elmont, NY
3:00
PM
Miles City Miles City, MT
3:50
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:15
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
Sunray Park Farmington, NM
4:50
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
5:00
PM
Fonner Park Grand Island, NE
6:00
PM
Penn National Grantville, PA
6:30
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
7:15
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
7:35
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
7:45
PM
Sam Houston Race Park Houston, TX
8:15
PM
Century Mile Edmonton, AB
21 SAT 11:16
AM
Pimlico Baltimore, MD
12:00
PM
Belmont Park Elmont, NY
12:05
PM
Parx Racing Bensalem, PA
12:15
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
Monmouth Park Oceanport, NJ
12:35
PM
Belterra Park Cincinnati, OH
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
1:02
PM
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
1:30
PM
Malvern Malvern, PA
2:00
PM
Sam Houston Race Park Houston, TX
Penn National Grantville, PA
2:30
PM
Fonner Park Grand Island, NE
Sunray Park Farmington, NM
2:35
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
2:45
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
3:00
PM
Energy Downs 307 Horseracing Gillette, WY
Miles City Miles City, MT
3:15
PM
Lethbridge - RMTC Lethbridge, AB
3:50
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:15
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
5:00
PM
Hastings Racecourse Vancouver, BC
5:15
PM
Emerald Downs Auburn, WA
5:45
PM
Century Mile Edmonton, AB
5:45
PM
Century Mile Edmonton, AB
6:30
PM
Evangeline Downs Opelousas, LA
7:00
PM
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Charles Town, WV
7:15
PM
Delta Downs Vinton, LA
7:30
PM
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
8:30
PM
FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing Collinsville, IL
9:00
PM
Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA
22 SUN 12:15
PM
Monmouth Park Oceanport, NJ
12:45
PM
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
12:55
PM
Ajax Down Ajax, ON
1:00
PM
Belmont Park Elmont, NY
1:05
PM
Gulfstream Park Hallandale, FL
1:10
PM
Woodbine Rexdale, ON
2:35
PM
Lone Star Park Grand Prairie, TX
2:45
PM
Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
3:00
PM
Energy Downs 307 Horseracing Gillette, WY
Miles City Miles City, MT
3:15
PM
Lethbridge - RMTC Lethbridge, AB
3:50
PM
Hawthorne Stickney, IL
4:00
PM
Santa Anita Park Arcadia, CA
4:15
PM
Golden Gate Fields Albany, CA
Sunray Park Farmington, NM
5:00
PM
Hastings Racecourse Vancouver, BC
Prairie Meadows Altoona, IA
Remington Park Oklahoma City, OK
5:15
PM
Emerald Downs Auburn, WA
6:00
PM
Pocatello Downs Pocatello, ID
7:00
PM
Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort Chester, WV
8:00
PM
Los Alamitos Los Alamitos, CA

*ALL TIMES EDT


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