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Rabbit

A speed horse running as an entry with another, usually come-from-behind horse. The rabbit is expected to set a fast pace to help the chances of its stablemate. 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.

Rabicano

Also called white ticking, is a horse coat color characterized by limited roaning in a specific pattern: interspersed white hairs most dense and originating from the flank and the tail head. [1] Rabicano is distinct from true roan, which causes evenly interspersed white hairs throughout the body, except the head and legs.

Racing Secretary

Official who drafts conditions of races and assigns weights for handicap events. 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.

Rail

The barrier on either side of the racing strip.

Rank

A horse that refuses to settle under a jockey's handling in a race, running in a headstrong manner without respect to pace. 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.

Re-Run or Replay

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term re-run. He discusses the term in reference to the filming of a horse race. Lovato explains the purpose of cameras located various places around a race track and different angles that the cameras shoot during a horse race. 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.

Receiving Barn

Structure used by horses shipping in for a race who do not have a stall at that racetrack. 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.

Reduce

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term reduce. He discusses the term in reference to a jockey's diet and practices that are used to make weight before a race. 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.

Refuse

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term refused. He discusses the official racing term in reference to the starting gates at a horse race. 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.

Reins

Long straps, usually made of leather that are connected to the bit and used by the jockey to control the horse.

Ridden Out

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term ridden out. He discusses the term in reference to the commentary and results of a horse race. Lovato explains several different terms that are used in the official commentary to describe how a horse is ridden out. 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.

Rings

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rings. He discusses the term in reference to equipment used when riding race horses. Lovato explains what the tack is used for and how horses typically respond to it. 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.

Roan

Horse with white hairs mingled throughout its coat. Combined with the color gray when referring to Thoroughbred horse colors.

Rogue

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term rogue and when people may use the title for a horse. He also talks about the work that may need to go into a rogue horse. 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.

Romp

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term romp. He discusses the term in reference to race callers. Lovato also describes multiple phrases that are used with the term to describe a horse race win.

Route

Broadly, a race distance of longer than 1 mile. 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.

Router

Horse that performs well at longer distances.

Ruled Off

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term ruled off. He discusses the term in reference to the racing stewards and state commissioners ruling of racing license statuses. Lovato also describes permanent and semi-permanent suspensions and the consequences that they imply.

Run Down

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term run down. He discusses the implications of the term in reference to the health of a horse. Lovato also describes how the track can negatively affect a horse's legs and what precautionary efforts are taken to prevent them.

Run Out Bit

Frankie Lovato Jr. explains the term run out bit. He discusses the term in reference to a special type of tack used on race horses. Lovato also describes how the bit helps direct horses with bearing tendencies and other equipment that aids with redirection.

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