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    Term Definition
    Daily Double

    This wager requires selecting the winners of two consecutive races, generally the first and second race of the day.


    The female parent of a foal.

    Dead heat

    When the photo-finish camera shows two horses inseparable at the finish, the race is declared a "dead heat" or tie.


    When officials order a change in the order of finish in a race for an infraction of the rules, there is a disqualification.


    When a horse is running under extreme pressure, he is said to be "driving."


    A horse that is slow in breaking from the starting gate is said to have "dwelt."



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