About the races - Racing vocabulary
The rider who is not engaged professionally, someone who rides a horse during trainings and, sometimes, in races.
Coupon issued at the checkout while betting, form the basis to pay out winnings.
The prize for the winner of Derby, one of the most important race in the season.
Place in the starting machine, with a gate that opens up at the start.
The system betting which consists in placing a bet on selected horses in all possible combinations.
Finishing line at the hippodrome.
The rider who won the most races in a season.
The professional rider who won over a hundred races in his career. Jockeys are racing elite.
English hot-blooded horse (Full Blood).
The ridding horse that achieves the best results leading the pack throughout the race.
More important chase of higher category, usually bearing the name associated with the race patron (horses, jockey, trainer, etc.)
The barrier defining the inner side of the racetrack
Highly subsidized pursuit of names, designed for leading horses on the track, present in virtually every country.
The first five places.
Phrase used for the three-year thoroughbreds and four-year Arabs.
Stallion after the castration surgery.
Deleted from the start list by a trainer.
A horse mounted by a rider different from the last chase.
Released upon the starter’s disposal
The horse, which as a result of an incident at the start, is found by the judge not suitable to participate in the race.
A young ridding horse that has already started.
A horse that races well on muddy tracks.
1/2 (because peasants knew how to count only to two).
Walk in golden shoes
Win at the races.
Darkening of the horse
Subject of speculation between suspicious players, which is the practice of deliberate concealment of the real horse capabilities by a horse trainer and rider.
Give the horse
Share information with others.
Pay for hay
Lose at the races.
Completely not counted horse that can make a surprise.
He rode to the bank, he rode right
About the rider who was confident of winning.
The statement concerning the horse, which indicates that there is absolute certainty that it will win the race.
Won with ease
winning with ease, unthreatened.
Stood on end
The horse which weakened in the end.
Contemptuous name of the Arabs.
Horse taken into account in selecting the leading places.
False highly valuable information about one of the horses. It is spread as true.
Does not fit
About the horse that does not have a chance of winning a race.
Did not sniff her/his tail
It did not even come close.
Common name of the horse origin.
A horse that has a chance of winning a race.
Otherwise, from the outside.
Place to finish. “There was no transition” refers to the horse that could not hold straight between rivals to join in the fight for the top places.
Slang for horse skills to accelerate on a finishing straight.
The cowshed came
Two horses from the same stud farm crossed first the winning post.
He showed off
He boasted that he would win.
Alone, all alone
Russianism (adin alone, adna alone), determining the style in which the horse wins. In this case, by a wide margin, unthreatened.
Favourite, bank, lock, solo
Nearly a hundred percent favourite.
A person with no riding gift.
Derogatory term of a very poorly-running riding horse.
Keeps the distance
About a horse that can physically withstand long race.
He won, as he wanted
Slang for the freestyle victory, which is extremely easy.
He won as an eagle, half the field
by a wide margin.
About a horse that does not stick to a straight line, getting off the track to the left to the band, or right to the outer barrier. Most horses break out while taking the last corner and along the finishing straight.
Break before checkout
Change the previous types at the last minute alone or under someone’s influence.
From town to town, from place to place
Leading from start to finish.