Thoroughbred Terminology

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Maiden

A race for horses that have never won a race. Also used to describe a horse that has never won a race.

Minus Pool

Occurs when an outstanding horse is so heavily played that after the deduction of the state tax and commission, not enough money remains in the pool to pay off the legally prescribed minimum. The racetrack will make up the difference.

Morning Line

The approximate odds usually printed in the program and posted on the tote board prior to the betting. This is a forecast of how it is believed the betting will go in a particular race.