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Early foot

Good speed at the start of a race.

Eased

Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a jockey eases a horse from a race. Frankie also explains the reasons behind why a jockey might choose to ease a horse up. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Easily

A horse running or winning without being pressed by rider or opposition. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Eclipse Awards

Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an Eclipse Award is in Thoroughbred racing. Lovato also explains the various categories that are awarded and what the award is comparable to in movie and sports awards.

Eighth

Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an eighth is in horse racing. Frankie also explains that an eighth of a mile is equivalent to a furlong, which will help clear up confusion to newcomers to the track.

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

Qualified to start in a race, according to conditions. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Endoscope

Former jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what an endoscope is, and how it is used on horses to aid a veterinarian. Frankie explains the reasons that buyers like to 'scope' horses, and how the results may transfer to better assess the ability of the horse.

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."

EPM

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what equine protozoal myeloencephalitis is and talks about some symptoms of the disease.

Equibase

Frankie Lovato Jr. tells viewers what Equibase is and talks about some of the company's history and what information the site provides to racing fans.

Equipment

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term equipment means in racing. He also includes what equipment can be listed in a track program. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Evenly

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse finishes evenly and what evenly may mean to a trainer. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Excused

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what it means when a horse is excused from a race. Frankie also explains the process that a trainer must go through with the track steward to obtain an excuse if his horse is going to be a late scratch. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Exercise Rider

A person who is licensed to exercise a horse during its morning training session. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

Extended

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the term extended means when referring to a horse's gait or stride. Accompanying video courtesy of Jockey World, a non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by Frankie Lovato Jr. and dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health and safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Lovato in 2013 vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year in an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World.

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