A horse who hasn't won a flat race in any country.
Maiden Claiming (MCL)
Maiden claiming races are for horses that have never won a race and are eligible to be claimed.
Maiden Optional Claiming (MOC)
This type race is restricted to maidens (non-winners lifetime) that run under the conditions exactly as those for optional claiming races (see Optional Claiming above).
Maiden Special Weight (MSW)
These races are reserved for horses that have never won a race. They are not eligible to be claimed. The term special weight is derived from the fact that arbitrary weights are assigned to horses by age. (e.g. 3 year olds 118 pounds, older 122 pounds.)
Long hairs growing on the crest of the horse's neck, which are usually kept clipped to about six inches in length for neatness or decoratively braided.
A female horse 5 years old or older.
Match Race (MAT)
A match race is a race that involves just two horses. It can be run under a number of conditions, but generally is run in allowance or handicap conditions. To qualify as a MATCH RACE, only two horses were entered in the race. The race does not qualify as a MATCH RACE if more than two horses originally entered the race and some were scratched, making it a two-horse field.
Horse that performs well in morning workouts but fails to reproduce that form in races.
The starting odds set by the track handicapper.
1) Nose and lips of a horse. 2) A guard placed over a horse's mouth to prevent it from biting or eating.