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Philippine HBO LUCK - Glossary

Philippine HBO LUCK - Glossary

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Published by: Noemi Lardizabal-Dado on Jan 31, 2012
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GLOSSARY
AgentsThree types: Owner’s, Jockey’s and Bloodstock. An Owner’s agent would be his racing manager,dealing with business regarding the trainers and administrative duties. The Jockey’s agentrepresents his client in procurement of mounts. Bloodstock agents buy and sell horses either privately or at auction sales.BackstretchThe straight-away on the far side of the track.Blood HorseRefers to a Thoroughbred Race Horse used for breeding purposes.Breeder The person who owns the Mare (mother) at the time a horse is foaled.BreezingA workout in which the horse is asked to run at full stride for a specific distance as part of fitnesstraining.Bug BoyAn apprentice jockey, so named for the asterisk, or “bug,” that follows the jockey’s name in theracing guide to indicate his weight allowance.Claim SlipSlip that is filled out in order to place an official claim on a horse.Claiming RaceRace in which horses are entered subject to being claimed or purchased for a price specifiedbefore the start of the race.Clerk of ScalesOfficial whose main duty is to oversee the Jockey’s Room, verifying their weight before (weighing“out”) and after races (weighing “in”).Clocker Person who records workout times either independently (private clocker) or for publication in theRacing Form.ColicAbdominal distress caused by gas in the horse’s intestinal tract.
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ColtAn ungelded male horse four years or under.CropWhip used by jockeys.Condition BookA book published by the Racing Secretary, usually every ten days to two weeks, offering differentcategories of races in which the trainers may enter their horses.Dead HeatTwo or more horses finishing at the exact time, with no winner distinguishable in a photo finish.Drifting OutWhen a horse fails to follow a straight path and heads toward the outside of the track.Exercise rider A person who rides horses in workouts and gallops, may be larger than a jockey.FillyFemale horse four years old or younger.Flak JacketRequired protective jacket worn by jockeys during a race.FoalNewborn male or female horse.FurlongOne-eighth of a mile.GroomThe person responsible for virtually all of the care of an individual horse in the stable. Usually onegroom takes care of three horses.HandicappingAssignment of weights by the Racing Secretary to entrants based on their race records in aneffort to level the playing field; also, a bettor’s assessment based on past performance of horsesin order to make selections.
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Lulu M. Virtusio, President, Virtusio Public Relations, Inc., T: 7257891, lmv@virtusio.comDessa M. Virtusio, VP for Account Management, Virtusio Public Relations, Inc., T: 7275251, dessa@virtusio.com
 
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Hot WalkWalking a horse after a workout or race to cool them down. Person who does this is known as aHot Walker.In the MoneyA horse that earns purse money in a race, usually the first four or five finishers. For bettors, called“hitting the board,” it refers to the horses that finish in the first three positions, win (first), place(second) or show (third), and in the case of some exotic bets, fourth or fifth.MaidenA horse that has never won a race. Maiden Special Weight races are “allowance” type races andare for horses which may not be claimed. In Maiden Claiming races the horses may be claimed.“Leche”Spanish slang for Milk of Magnesia; medicine given to horses to ease colic or othegastrointestinal distress.MountThe horse that a jockey rides in a particular race.Paymaster Also known as the Horseman’s Bookkeeper, distributes earnings and administrates any functionsregarding monies.Pick SixA wager where a bettor picks winning horses in a series of six consecutive races. Bet must beplaced before the start of the first race in the series. Variations are Pick Three, Four or Five, all of which are extensions of race track standard, the Daily Double, which originally required pickingthe first two winners of the day.PolesTrack markers that indicate distance on the track. Measured in Half, Quarter and Sixteenth of amile increments.Post PositionPre-assigned position from which a horse will leave the starting gate, determined in a randomdraw by the Racing Office staff when the horses are entered.
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Contacts:
Lulu M. Virtusio, President, Virtusio Public Relations, Inc., T: 7257891, lmv@virtusio.comDessa M. Virtusio, VP for Account Management, Virtusio Public Relations, Inc., T: 7275251, dessa@virtusio.com

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