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Fan Guide

Harness Lingo


Below are some of the terms you may hear an announcer say or may read in the racing program. For equipment terms, please see “Equipped for Racing”. For wagering terms go to “Make a Bet”.

B

Bay

Black

Boxed In

Break

Broodmare

Brown

C

Card

Catch-Driver

Chestnut

Class

Closer

Colt

Cover

D

Dam

Dead-Heat

Distanced

Driver

E

Early Closer/ Late Closer

Elimination

F

Fast

Field

Filly

First-Over

Foal

Free-legged

G

Garden Spot

Gelding

Good

Grey

H

Hand

Handicap

Handicapping

Heats

Homestretch

Horse

I

Inquiry

Invitational

L

Lame

Lease

Length

M

Maiden

Mare

Muddy

O

Off the Pace

P

Pari-Mutuel Race

Parked

Photo Finish

Pocket

Post Position

Purse

Q

Qualifier

R

Roan

S

Scratch

Sire

Sloppy

Slow

Sound

Stakes Race

Start

T

Three-Wide

Tote Board

Time-Trial

W

Weanling

Wire-to-Wire

Y

Yearling