A permanent, indelible mark on the inside of the upper lip used to identify the horse. In Quarter Horses the letter/number combination is five numbers or four numbers ending in a letter. In Thoroughbreds, it is a letter followed by five numbers.
Congratulations to photographer Elaine Kucharski, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!
From Elaine: "Royal Delta entering the paddock at Delaware Park prior to the Delaware Handicap. It was a return visit to defend her title win from last year; she went on to an easy victory." Want in? E-mail a .jpg with your name and a brief caption to firstname.lastname@example.org!