Racing Terms

  • Lasix


    Diuretic given to horses to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), which is bleeding from the lungs during intense exericse. Lasix, or furosemide, is indicated by an L in the racing program.

  • Leg Up

    Leg Up

    1) To help a jockey mount a horse. 2) A jockey having a mount. 3) Getting a horse into shape.

  • Length


    A measurement approximating the length of a horse, used to denote distance between horses in a race. For example, "Secretariat won the Belmont by 31 lengths."

  • Listed Race

    Listed Race

    A stakes race just below a group race or graded race in quality. In North America, a stakes race with a value of $75,000 or more available to all starters.

  • Liver Chestnut

    Liver Chestnut

    A dark chestnut colored horse.

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