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    Term Definition

    A rare occurrence in which only one starter goes to the post and is required only to gallop the distance of the race to be declared the winner and collect the purse or a prescribed portion thereof depending on the rules in effect.


    A horse that breaks out into a heavy sweat prior to the race is said to be "washy."

    Weight for age

    A type of race in which horses carry scale weight or the weight assigned arbitrarily according to age, distance and month of year. (See Scale of weights.)

    Work tab

    A list of morning workouts according to distance and time.



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