Racing Terms

  • Early foot

    Early foot

    Good speed at the start of a race.

  • Easily

    Easily

    A horse running or winning without being pressed by rider or opposition.

  • Elbow

    Elbow

    The topmost joint in the foreleg, formed by the humerus, ulna and radius. The elbow joint's action is that of a hinge, providing flexion and extension for the forelegs.

  • Eligible

    Eligible

    Qualified to start in a race, according to conditions.

  • Entry

    Entry

    Two or more horses with common ownership (or in some cases trained by the same trainer) that are paired as a single betting unit in one race and/or are placed together by the racing secretary as part of a mutuel field. Rules on entries vary from state to state. Also known as a "coupled entry."

  • Exercise Rider

    Exercise Rider

    A person who is licensed to exercise a horse during its morning training session.

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