What horse racing means?

Horses

How are the races ranked in horse racing?

The races are ranked based on the quality of the field of runners and the amount of the purse. Other countries have a similar system. In the UK these types of races are referred to as Group races.

What does a p in horse racing stand for?

/ : A separation of horse racing seasons. P: The horse pulled up in a race and didn’t finish. R: The horse refused to race or take a fence. F: The horse fell during a race. BD: The horse was brought down in a race.

What does it mean when a horse is injured during a race?

This simply means a horse has suffered an injury during a race. This means that a horse was brought down by another horse during a race. This is usually due to a horse falling and bringing further horses down with it.

What is the purpose of horse racing classification?

The system of classifying races also allows racing authorities across regions and countries to co-ordinate the planning and scheduling of specific races. This is done to attempt to ensure that the best quality horses are free to compete in the largest possible selection of races, which is particularly important in top class races.

What does Pu mean in horse racing?

P or PU – indicates the horse was pulled up by the jockey and did not complete the race. F – indicates the horse fell. R – indicates a horse refused. BD – indicates the horse was brought down by another runner.

What does it mean to be in jail in horse racing?

Keeping a horse from starting a race for 30 days after being claimed is referred to as being in jail. Claims must be in writing. Claims must be in writing, sealed in an envelope, and deposited in a locked box provided by the racing secretary, at least 10 minutes before post time.

What happens when a horse is dropped into a claiming race?

If an owner or trainer finds a claiming race with ideal conditions and a substantial purse, they may decide to take a risk and enter their horse even though the claiming price is less than their horse’s value. A horse dropped into a race is the one you want to find. Owners will try to unload a horse with problems in a claiming race.

What is a class a handicap horse racing?

A classified stakes race is a flat race contested by horses that have run at least three races, or run twice and won once. Entry is restricted to a maximum rating in the race, although horses rated higher are allowed to enter if they carry a weight penalty. What is a heritage handicap?

Why do horse races have different classifications?

The reason is quite simple: the classification of races was put in place to ensure that horses of comparable ability race against each other and to ensure that specific quality standards are met at each level of classification.

What does pupu mean in horse racing?

PU, also written as P, means that the horse was pulled up during the race and did not complete it. Horses are pulled up by jockeys once they decide the horse should not complete the race for any reason.

What does U Mean in horse racing form?

U, also written as UR, means that the jockey was dislodged from the horse’s saddle during the course of a race. What does UR mean in horse racing form? UR, also written as U, means that the jockey fell from the horse’s saddle during the course of the race. What does C mean in horse racing form?

What happens when a horse is dropped into a race?

If an owner or trainer finds a claiming race with ideal conditions and a substantial purse, they may decide to take a risk and enter their horse even though the claiming price is less than their horse’s value. A horse dropped into a race is the one you want to find.

What does ‘not eligible to run’ mean in horse racing?

A horse can become ‘Not eligible to run’. Say it’s been entered in two races over a 2-3 day period. If it wins the first and the second is a Maiden race, it will no longer be able to run in the second race. A horse can only enter Maiden races if it hasn’t previously won a race.

What happens if a horse withdraws before the race?

Answer: If a horse is withdrawn before the race start it is considered a non runner and the stake is returned. However if the horse comes under starters orders and then refuses to race you lose your stake. If your bet was an ante post bet and the horse is subsequently withdrawn before the race, you will also lose your stake.

How do you define the class of a horse race?

In order to define the class of the race we looked at every horse in that race, how fast they had run recently and during their careers, what kind of races they had been running in recently, and how much money they have been earning. The smallest component of our class rating was the purse value of the race.

What is a Listed race in horse racing?

Listed Races: Races contested by horses just below Group class. These can be either handicap or non-handicap events. Conditions Stakes: Races for which the weight is determined by the age and sex of the runner rather than the official rating. Colts and geldings carry more weight than fillies and mares.

What are the different types of horse racing classes?

Flat racing is divided into seven classes of race, with Pattern and Listed races ranking at the top of the class system, while low-rated handicappers prop up the classification system in Class 7. Group races, also known as pattern races, represent the elite level of thoroughbred racing.

What is a dog up in horse racing?

Dogs Up – Or ‘The dogs are up’, referring to the rubber traffic cones placed at certain distances out from the inner rail when the track is wet, muddy, soft, yielding or heavy, to prevent horses during the workout period from churning the footing along the rail.

When is a horse race not a match race?

The race does not qualify as a match race if more than two horses originally entered the race and some were scratched, making it a two-horse field. This race type is restricted to maidens (non-winners lifetime) that run under the conditions exactly as those for optional claiming races (see Optional Claiming).

What is a claiming horse race?

Maiden Claiming or Claiming Race – Maiden claiming races are for horses who have never won and are eligible to be claimed, or bought for a designated dollar amount. About 70% of all races in North America are claiming races, and they are written at a variety of levels.

Can a horse that has never won a race run in them?

These are for horses that have never won a race, and a horse is not eligible to run in them after they have visited the winner’s circle. They are written for certain ages and genders.

Can a male horse run against a female horse in a race?

Males cannot run in races restricted to fillies and mares, but female horses can run against the boys – this is generally the case in all levels of races. Maiden Claiming or Claiming Race – Maiden claiming races are for horses who have never won and are eligible to be claimed, or bought for a designated dollar amount.

Is a withdrawn horse the same as a non runner?

The horse I bet on was withdrawn; is this the same as a non runner? Answer: If a horse is withdrawn before the race start it is considered a non runner and the stake is returned. However if the horse comes under starters orders and then refuses to race you lose your stake.

Does the class of a horse tell you anything?

Class usually tells in a race, but most handicappers treat it lightly. Or on the other hand, put too much emphasis on it. Just because a horse ran in an Allowance race, doesn’t make him an Allowance horse. In order for a horse to attain a certain class, it must have performed well at that level.