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P

Parked-out

A horse racing on the outside with at least one horse between him and the inside rail or barrier.

Post position

A horse's position in the starting gate, numbered from the inner rail outward.

Purse

The amount of prize money distributed to the owners of the first five or six finishers in a race (varies by state).


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Q

Qualifying Race

A race without a purse or betting used to determine a horse's ability and manners. Horses that have made repeated breaks in stride or have been away from the races for a long period of time must race in a qualifying race before being allowed to race in a betting race.

Quinella Double

A wager type that requires the selection of the first two finishers, regardless of order, in each of the two specified contests. This wager type is also known as double quinella.


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R

Register of Merit

A Register of Merit is designed to establish a record of outstanding performance. There are three Registers of Merit- one for racing, one for halter and one for performance events- but not a separate Register of Merit for each performance event.

A horse has received at least one official speed index rating of 80 or higher in racing. Qualified horses registered with the Jockey Club of New York City will be listed and treated as racing Register of Merit qualifiers for all purposes, except that they shall not receive a certificate of Register of Merit or year-end awards. Until 1956, a Grade A was a 75 or better speed index. From 1957 to 1975 Grade AA was an 85 or better. From 1976 to 1985 a Register of Merit could be earned by an 80 or better speed index, or by earning 10 racing points. From 1986 to present a Register of Merit could only be earned by a speed index of 80 or better.


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S

Schooling Race

A non-pari-mutuel preparatory race, which conforms to requirements adopted by the state racing commission.

Scratch

A horse who is withdrawn before the race starts.

Sire

The male parent of a horse.

Speed Index

An evaluation of a horse's time in a race versus the three fastest winning times for the same distance for the previous year at the same racetrack.

Sprint

A race that is run over five-sixteenths of a mile, or a shorter distance.

Stakes Race

A race for a championship or for a purse larger than those offered for ordinary feature races.

Standardbred

The breed of horse used in harness racing, consisting of trotters and pacers. The term originates from the standard set in 1879 by the National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders in America, whereby a horse had to trot a distance of one mile in not more than 2 minutes 30 seconds to qualify for registration in the new breed.


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T

Tongue Strap

Strap or tape bandage used to tie down a horse's tongue to prevent choking in a race or workout.

Totalisator

The automated system of betting on races that dispenses and records betting tickets, calculates and displays odds and payoffs, and provides a mechanism for cashing winning tickets, in which the winning bettors share the total amount bet, minus a percentage for the operators of the system, taxes etc. Synonyms include Tote and Pari-mutuel.

Tote Board

The (usually) electronic totalizator display in the infield which reflects up-to-the-minute odds. It may also show the amounts wagered in each mutuel pool, as well as information such as jockey and equipment changes. Also referred to as the Board.

Tote Returns

Returns from a tote pool (also referred to as a Dividend), calculated by taking the total stake in each pool (after the take out) and dividing it by the number of winning tickets. A dividend is declared to a fixed stake, for various win, place and forecast pools.

Trial

A race in which eligible contestants compete to determine the finalists in a nomination race.

Trainer

The person responsible for keeping a race contestant in top racing condition. In Harness racing the trainer is often the driver.

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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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