What does well in mean horse racing?
Well-Held. Describes a horse who has been comfortably beaten by the winner. Write Your Own Ticket. This refers to a runner that is so unlikely to win that a bookie would give you any odds you ask.
What does it mean when a horse is keen?
A horse who is keen during a race and wants to go faster than its jockey is allowing. Often described as pulling for its head. Someone who has had a bet on the outcome of a race.
What does it mean when a horse is first up?
A horse is described as First-up when it is having its first run after a spell. When a horse has its first-up run it marks the beginning of a campaign where it will stay in work (running track work) for the duration of time before its next spell. Betting Tips. Horses vary in their performance for first-up runs.
What does OTP mean in horse racing?
“OTTB” stands for off-track Thoroughbred.
What does the number next to a jockey mean?
Youll see a number in brackets next to the apprentice/conditional jockeys name, either (3), (5) or (7). The number indicates how much weight in pounds has been deducted from the saddle. So, a jockey with a (3) next to their name has won more races than one with (7).
What do they say at the beginning of a horse race?
starting from scratch The phrase “starting from scratch”, meaning to do something from the very beginning, comes from the way horse races were started before the introduction of stalls or flip starts. The horses had to line up behind a line that had been scratched in the turf.
What does OTD mean?
OTDAcronymDefinitionOTDOn This Day (social media)OTDOn This Date (reference)OTDOf the DayOTDOut The Door53 more rows