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The ABC of horse racing - terms from horse racing simply explained


A-trains - This term is used to summarize the large horse racing tracks in Germany.

Canceled - A planned event does not take place.

Ancestry - Thoroughbred breeding is also so successful because the ancestry of the horses is of great importance. The offspring from two successful parents like these are far more likely to perform well than if the father and mother were successful. A first important criterion when looking at the pedigree is always the stallion, i.e. the father.

Distance - This term refers to the distance that the horses are in the goal of one another. To have. The abbreviations are N = nose; kK = short head; K = head; H = neck / 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 length, 1 length etc.

smear - Taken by a veterinarian to check a horse's health.

Weigher - Before and after a race, the weight of the rider including the saddle is checked by the weigher.

Badge - This term refers to visual deviations that differ from the basic color of the horse. They can be found on the head, body and legs of a horse and are entered in the passport.

Deduction - This word can be defined in many ways. It can be about a rider's weight permit, less commission for betting providers, and so on.

Allowance Race - Young riders get into the saddle.

Age - In global racing there is - as it is called in the technical jargon - an "administrative" age. On January 1st of each year, all horses of a given year age, regardless of when they were born. A horse is called a foal until December 31st of the year of birth. As of January 1 of the second year, it is a yearling, a year later the horse is two years old, and so on.

Age weight jockey - Old fashioned term referring to a rider in an age weight race.

Amateur An amateur does not earn any money from racing.

Amateur races - Only amateurs ride in such races, not professional riders.

Amazon - This term describes a female racing rider.

Beginner - Inexperienced (mostly) rider.

Log In - Can mean a course for riders or trainers, general training or naming a horse for a race.

Adaptation - Sometimes the announcements for races are changed afterwards.

Job - It's a different term for training. One speaks, among other things, of morning work.

Canter - Before each race, the horses complete a quiet gallop on the way to the starting point.

Weight Race - An age term that indicates that the weight the horse can carry depends on age, gender and the sums of money won so far.

Auction races - Races supported by BBAG in Germany. The starters were all in the ring at an auction held by the Baden Baden auction company.

compensationThis German term stands for the "handicap" called. In Germany the classes are called Equalization 4, Equalization 3, Equalization 2 and Equalization 1. This class can roughly be described as the Bundesliga of horse racing. Every win in an equalization is balanced with additional weight at the next start so that the horses all have the same chances in principle. It is said that a pound of weight difference is a horse-length head start.

Equalizer - Another term would be handicappers. This person determines the weight a horse will carry in the race according to previously specified tenders and it also determines the horse's performance according to the general compensation (GAG).

Foreigners - In horse racing, this term means either a horse born abroad or a guest from abroad.

Calculation - The horses' chances are calculated. If they have different classes, which is possible in some races, the favorite has the highest mark according to the calculation.

Equalization race - the same as compensation or handicap.

Foreigners - usually means a starter from abroad.

Calculation - Forms of horses are compared with one another.

align - The horses are aligned before a flag start.

equipment - What the rider takes with him into a race: cap, whip, protective vest, etc.

Call for tenders - The races are announced by each racetrack. The conditions of participation are specified in the invitation to tender.

Outsider - Usually underdogs have a chance of winning. This can be seen from the level of the quota. However, outsiders also occasionally win.Withdrawal Limits - Requirements from betting providers.

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b. - Abbreviation for the color brown.

B-lanes - Smaller railways in the province.

Backward - Means a backward, not fully developed horse.

Bandages - Occasionally seen on the legs of racehorses.

banker - also: bank horse. This horse is the expected winner.

Barrier ceiling - It is an Australian invention which, in the form of a rubber blanket, helps to get a horse into the starting box.

Bear In - Means horses that have a tendency to gallop on the inside. Bear Out is the opposite, these horses break away to the outside.

Disability - If a situation triggered by a competitor means that a horse can gallop undisturbed towards the target, one speaks of a handicap. The race management will decide whether the outcome of the race has been influenced to such an extent that a disqualification is necessary.

Professional racing rider - The professional racing rider has successfully completed an apprenticeship as a horse manager with a focus on racing. This lasts three years.

Prefers - The expected winner when several horses compete from a stable.

Bismarck - A bookmaker term that means the assumption that a horse will not win.

Black type - Refers to what is bold in an auction catalog. Horses in bold are spotted faster and, in general, the more Black Type there are, the higher the price. List races and group races are black type races, victories and placements are increased in the catalogs.

Blanket finish - Two horses gallop across the line so close together that you could put a blanket over them.

Blue Ribbon - An old-fashioned name for the German Derby.

Blender - A horse that looks great but does not perform well.

Lead weights - These weights ensure that the riders bring the correct weight into the saddle. They are stowed in special saddlebags.

Blender - A well trained, great looking horse shows nothing on the racetrack.

Turn signals - Another term for blinders.

Bloodhorse - English term for thoroughbreds.

Blowout - Just spit out. The horse's airways become clear.

Soil / soil conditions - The nature of the course on the day of the race is officially stated. A soil testing device, the so-called penetrometer, is used for this. It measures the depth of penetration in centimeters. The ground is then either hard, firm, good, soft, heavy or deep.

Floor cover - This tool prevents horses from looking down.

Punter - What is meant is a weather that counts on the outcome of a race.

Pit start - In 1967 a starting machine was used for the first time in Germany. It is a series of boxes that the starters move into. This guarantees equal opportunities at the start.

Brown - We're talking about a brown horse. There are gradations, such as brown, dark brown, fox or brown roan

Hanger - Put simply, it is a footrest for riders.


Canadian - Also called Super Yankee and is a combination bet that consists of 25 bets with 5 choices in different events.

Canter - This is the English name for a calm, restrained gallop.

Carpet - Stands for the quota 3: 1 in England.

Champion - The most successful rider or trainer of the preseason is called a champion.

Classics - It is the English name for the five most important three-year races. Meant are the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, the Oaks, the Derby and the St. Leger.

Co-favorite - Second favorite.

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Crack - Top horse

Cropper - Used when a horse or rider falls.

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Daily double - A bet type with two favorites in two races on one betting slip.

Dark Horse - Horse whose ability is not fully recognized.

Db. - Abbreviation for a dark brown horse

Derby - The most important horse race of the season in Germany will be decided in Hamburg. The distance is 2400 meters. The first derby in history was held in Epsom (England) in 1780. Every major horse sport country has a derby.

German gallop - Since 2020 the name of the association in German horse racing and the general brand

Directorate for Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing - The official name of the German association until 2020.

Dirt - Subsoil, is usually equated with sand, but is a special form of sand.

Disqualification - The race management can disqualify participants in a test, for example after a serious handicap or if a rider returns from a race with less than the prescribed weight.

Disqualification - A horse is disqualified.

Distaff - In the USA a term for a better class mare race.

distanceWhat is meant is the distance from the start to the finish.

Triple betThe first three horses must be typed in the order in which they cross the finish line.

Triplet - A special three-way bet in which the order of the first three horses does not matter.


Each way - victory / place

Honorary award - In many races, the winning team receives souvenirs.

Enema - In general, what is meant is the home straight, an alternative meaning is: order of horses at the finish.

commitment - The amount that a bettor wagers or the entry fee for the start of a horse.

Bet and loss limit - Upper limit that weather can set.

Objection from the race management - A result is changed after a violation.

Deposit fees - A deposit into the account with a bookmaker can cost additional money.

Deposit limit - Upper limit for a deposit.

Deposit options - The options available for making a deposit.

Email verification - A customer receives an email from a betting provider such as RaceBets and confirms this with a click.

Narrow route - Narrow racetrack.

English blood - Thoroughbreds run in horse racing, the breed originally comes from England. It goes back to three ancestors: Byerley Turk (born 1679 or 1684; imported to England in 1689), Darley Arabian (born 1700, imported 1740) and Godolphin Barb (born 1724, imported 1730). There were 137 mares among the “parent mothers”. Only a complete pedigree makes a horse a thoroughbred.

Explanations of the individual bet types - Different types of bets are explained so that the bettor understands how to bet.

Permission - What is meant is a discount that affects the weight to be carried. Riders who have achieved fewer than 50 victories or are in training have to carry less weight than the established jockeys. The permit is between 5 kg and 1 kg.

European Breeder Fund - The European Breeder Fund, also EBF, supports a program of particularly sponsored races in the affiliated countries. It is financed by payments from the stallion owners. The winners receive a special bonus from the fund.

Contingent quota - Depending on how much money is bet on a horse, the contingency rate changes. This can also be seen on the monitors on the racetracks, such as on the RaceBets website. A low rate means that the horse is one of the favorites, with a high rate it can be called an underdog.

Exacta / two-way bet - The two horses that will be the first to cross the finish line will be tapped.

Exterior - The visual appearance of the horse.

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F. - Abbreviation for the horse color fox.

Colours - Usually means the dress that the rider wears, rarely the look of the horse.

Favourite - The horse that appears the most promising.

Favorites - Several horses have good opportunities.

Fegentri - Abbreviation for Fédéderation Internationale des Gentlemen-Riders et des Cavalières. It is the association of European amateur racing associations. It races around the world and also organizes a world championship for both amateur riders.

False start - If a start is not regular, for example due to early opening of a start box or if a participant was too fast at a flag start, the starter will decide on a false start. This is done either by a siren or by flags waved by helpers.

Field - All participants in a race.

Horse coat color - There are brown horses, dark brown, fox-colored, dark gray horses, white horses ...

Fixed racetrack - A racetrack that remains unchanged.

Fixed rate bet - An unchangeable odds are offered by a bookmaker like RaceBets.

Fiber sand - A special surface on some racetracks.

Finish - The final stages of a race.

First string - The horse on which the greatest hopes rest when a stable has several starters.

Flat Race - The opposite of the obstacle races. In Germany they are decided with a distance between 1000 meters. Distances of up to 1400 meters are sprint races, up to 1600 meters mile races, up to 2000 meters middle distance races and everything beyond that are standing races. 4000 meters is the longest race distance in a German flat race.

Flag launch - Races are started with the flag on small racetracks, before obstacle races or in the event of a defect in the starting machine (and for similar reasons). It was the same before the launch of the launch machine.

Aviator - Another term for sprinters. These horses prefer short distances of 1000 meters to 1400 meters.

Forum price - Forum prices are the odds that are on the boards of on-course bookmakers. These determine the starting price (also known as SP) as soon as the race starts.

shapeWhat is meant are the last achievements of a horse.

foul - Misconduct by a rider in the race, for example an intentional obstruction.

Fox - A horse color, the abbreviation is F. Df stands for dark chestnut.

Lead horse - Pacemaker is another term. This horse sets the pace in a race.

Lead ring - Here the horses are presented to the public before a race.

Futures - Also known as Antepost betting. These are bets that can be placed in a race that will only take place in a few weeks or months.


GAG - Abbreviation for general balancing weight, meaning the brand of the horse, which is calculated according to the preliminary work

Gallop - The gallop is the fastest natural gait a horse can take.

Horse racing - Breeding and performance tests are meant.

gear - Gallop and trot are gaits. So what is meant is how a horse moves. It can also take steps, for example.

Bit bar - A bar (usually made of stainless steel) that sits in the horse's mouth and is connected to the reins. The riders use the reins by applying pressure and thereby directing the horse in the desired direction.

Country of birth - The abbreviations of countries can be seen behind some horse names, they indicate where the horse was born. Germany as the country of birth is only displayed abroad.

Birthday bonus - A bookmaker gives his customer a small present on his / her birthday. At RaceBets you can have a deposit increased as a percentage.

RunThe floor of a racetrack, either grass, sand, or various types of all-weather running.

General compensation (GAG) - The GAG ​​is a theoretical weight that is determined by balancers or handicappers based on the performance of the horses. The higher the number, the more a horse can do. This weight is adjusted again and again.

Gender classifications - means female horses and male horses. A distinction is made between stallion and gelding. In English usage there are different names for mares depending on their age.

Speed ​​- In longer flat races, thoroughbred animals reach an average speed of 60 kilometers per hour, with shorter distances it can be up to 90 kilometers per hour.

Stud - The breeding and rearing facility for horses.

Weight - The weight that a horse has to carry in a race is made up of the jockey's own weight, his clothing, the saddle and possibly a blanket with lead plates. Compliance with the weight to be carried is checked before and after the race.

Weight information - The weight a horse carries while it races.

Weight blanket - A blanket with sheets of lead sewn into the pockets. With this utensil, riders who are too light can increase their weight.

Going - English term for the nature of the course

Group / grade races - High class horse racing, grade is used as a term primarily in the USA.Group race - The Champions League of horse racing if you compare it to football. There are categories III, II and I. An international commission decides on the classification.


H. - Abbreviation for stallion.

Hair change - The horse changes hair twice a year. The winter hair is thicker than the summer hair.

Half-blood, half-blood - In contrast to thoroughbreds, half-bloods do not have a “pure” parentage, as warm-blooded horses are usually ancestors. They run in their own half-blood races, but also compete with thoroughbreds, but not in classic races.

Half brother / half sister - This term is used to describe offspring from the same mare, but from different stallions.

Hand unit - The hand (abbreviated as “h” or “hh”) is a unit of measurement used to measure the height of a horse. This is particularly used in English-speaking countries such as the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. In Germany one measures in meters.

Hand gallop - Means: restrained gallop.

Handicapsee compensation

Handicap mark - The brand of a horse. This is used to decide in which handicap class you can start.

Cell phone verification - Anyone who registers for a betting account receives an SMS and confirms that the registration was desired by entering a code.

Head to head - At RaceBets there are often betting options in which the bettor decides which horse of the two named comes before the other.

Heavy track - The course of a racetrack is difficult.

Highlights - Highlights, mostly refers to the particularly interesting races.

Obstacle race - Race over jumps. They are divided into hurdle races and hunting races.

Hopples - Are used in harness racing. They are used to connect the front and rear legs on each side to keep the movement of the legs on the same side evenly. They can be round, flat, or half.Hurdles - Mostly take place on the flat track, the horses jump over transportable travel hurdles.

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illegitimate - old-fashioned name for the obstacle race.

Stand in the starting blocks - The race is about to start. Or: a horse will soon be competing in a race.

Residents - According to the official racing regulations, a thoroughbred is a national who was born in Germany or was imported in the year of birth and has subsequently stayed in the country for twelve months without interruption.

Ita bet - You guess which horse will finish second.


Yearling - A horse is considered a yearling regardless of its date of birth in the following year of birth from January 1st to December 31st.

Hunting races - This refers to obstacle races over solid obstacles, i.e. hedges, walls or ditches.

Jocked off - One jockey is replaced by another. The term is used when the change occurs after many rides.

jockeyProfessional racing rider who has completed a three-year training as a horse manager with a focus on racing and has won at least 50 races.

Jockey Champs - The masters of jockeys.

Jockey responsibility - The responsibility of a jockey is the equipment for riding, personal fitness, weight, but also that you are engaged for sufficient rides.

Jockey dress - The rider's clothing, so to speak, the “jacket” is designed in the racing colors of the horse owner.

Joint Favorite - There are two favorites of equal value.


calendar - Usually means the race data.

Hood - Horses that are difficult to start have a hood pulled over their eyes so that they lose their orientation and go into the start box. It is of course removed before the start.

Classic races - Breeding races that are exclusively for three-year-old horses. All horses carry the same weight, but mares 2 kilos less than stallions. Geldings are not allowed. For many years Germany had five classic races, starting with the Mehl-Mülhens race in Cologne, the German 1000 Guineas in Düsseldorf, the German Derby in Hamburg, the Diana Prize (German Oaks, German Stutenderby) in Düsseldorf and the St.Leger in Dortmund. However, this race has been opened to all ages and is no longer classic.

Combi bet - Several horses are taken on one betting slip for two, three or four bets. The order in the finish does not matter.

statement of account - If you place horse bets with a bookmaker like RaceBets, you can view your account statement with deposits, bets, winnings and payouts.

Account closure - The account is closed and can no longer be used.

Account currency - You can bet in euros, but also in other currencies such as pounds, dollars, etc.

KYC policy (know your customer) - As a company, RaceBets values ​​integrity and transparency. Due to the nature of online gambling, is regulated by the Maltese Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) in order to meet the legal requirements for customer verification. Every reputable betting company must be aware of the obligation related to anti-money laundering regulation. Accounts are provided only for customers to place bets. Should suspect that the website is being used to deposit money without playing with this money or that money laundering is actually being carried out, reserves the right to close the account.


Long haul - Races lead over different distances. This term stands for 3000 meters or more in flat races and 5000 meters or more in obstacle races.

Apprentice - apprentice

Level Weights - If all starters in a race carry the same weight, one speaks of a weight on the same level. In English this means level weights.

Limits and replacement odds - Highest stake, lowest stake and odds in case of non-starters.

Left course - This refers to horse racing tracks on which the horses run to the left, i.e. counterclockwise. In Germany these are Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Hanover and Munich-Riem.

List races - Quasi the Europa League of horse racing if you compare it to football. You stand between the handicaps and the group race.

Live stream - A live broadcast of races.

Live stream on the iPad - A live broadcast of races watched on the iPad.

Live stream problems - The quality of a stream is not what it should be. Or the transfer is not possible for technical reasons.

Longshot - A horse has particularly high odds.

Lot - A group of horses.

Lugging pole - A bar that is used in trotting races. It leads from the saddle along the head to the horse's neck.

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Maiden - Winless horse in the respective race type.

Markets - Different betting options.

Markets: number of wins - You can bet on the number of wins.

Markets: Favorites Index - The favorites are listed.

Markets: victory distances - The gap between a winner and the runner-up is tipped at the finish.

Markets: Trainer Champion / Jockey Champion - A bet is made on which coach / jockey has achieved the most wins at the end of the season.

My betting history - An overview of the bets placed.

Medium distance - Seldom used term for the so-called middle distance, which is 2000 meters.

Murphy's blind - A device that, on the side where it is fitted, restricts 95% of a horse's vision.


Junior races - Horse races for riders in training.

Nose length - A very narrow lead at the finish.

National Hunt - In England and Ireland, obstacle racing is known as a National Hunt Sport.

National Hunt Flat Race - Also: bumper. Horses intended for obstacle races compete in a specially advertised flat race.

Neck - English term for neck, means the distance between two horses.

Non-runner - A horse specified as a starter does not run.

Non-runners = repayers - If you bet on a non-runner, the stake will be refunded.


Official Rating - The official assessment of a horse's ability.

Without bets - A horse that cannot be bet on. This can have various reasons.

Ear plug - A tool that is used to concentrate a horse.

Order - The instructions from the trainer (or owner) to the jockey about the tactics in the race.

Regulatory measures - Penalties that can be ordered by the race management or the race court.


Pace - Another word for speed

Parade - Before big races, the participants are presented to the audience on a parade before they gallop.

Pari-mutuel / Totalizator betting - Bets are placed on the racetracks by the bookmaker.

Change Password - In order to protect the betting account, RaceBets customers should choose a new password from time to time.

Past performance - English term for the last results / achievements

Pedigree - The pedigree of a horse.

Horse number - The start number of a horse.

Place betIt is predicted whether a horse will finish first, second or third.

Place twinAt least two horses are bet. You must both finish first or second or third for this bet to be won.

PMU - Pari Mutuel Urbain - bookmaker from France and partner of German horse racing.

Polytrack - A special surface, similar to dirt, but on an artificial basis.

Post time - English term for the start time.

Trial jump - Before every obstacle race, the horses complete a test jump.

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Protest - A protest can be initiated either by decision of the race management or after the request of a horse owner involved in the race who believes his horse is being hindered by another.

pull - A term for the impetuous forward thrust of the racehorse while at the same time resisting the rider's hand.

Purse / prize money - The award of a race.

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Quinella Place / place twin bet - At least two horses are wagered on the place twin. You must both finish first or second or third for this bet to be won. Quinella Place is the English name.

Quinella / twin bet - Twin bet stands for the tip on two horses that come in the first two places in a race, regardless of the order. Quinella is the English term.

Quota - The winning odds are calculated after each race that has been run, separately for all types of bets. They are generally stated on the basis of € 10.

Odds - In every race there are different odds for the different types of bets.

Quota display - How the odds are displayed can be set at RaceBets. A distinction is made between decimal and a fraction, based on a euro stake or 10 euro stake.


R. - Abbreviation for black horse

Rails - What is meant is the boundary of the run, mostly they are made of plastic.

Black - What is meant is a black horse.

Right brother / right sister - Descendants of the same parents

Right course - Most horse racing tracks in Germany are right-handers, the horses run clockwise.

Reclamer - French term for a sales race.

Breeches - Wears the rider in the race.

Racetrack - The race regulations officially state that the following must be found on a racetrack: the track, a weighing room with a cordoned off forecourt, a changing room for the riders as well as a separate lead ring and a saddle seat in the spectator area; further
special places for the judge and the race management, from which the course can be overlooked undisturbed.

Racing glasses - It is a must for every rider.

Racing color - It consists of the silk blouse and the cap. Each owner has different colors and symbols, which are shown or described in the racing program.

Race Director - The referees of horse racing.

Race Regulations - The binding set of rules for racing in Germany.

Race prizes - The prize money

Racing program - It contains the start lists as well as all race-related information on the race day.

Racing saddle - The saddle has a weight of barely more than 500 grams, there are different variants.

Racing boots - The riders' boots.

Racing Club - The organizer of the horse races.

Racing film adaptation - The races are broadcast on video, on the one hand as a service for the spectators, but also so that the race management can assess the race.

Judge - The judge oversees the target and determines the verdict.

Judge's verdict - The judge's verdict is the decision of the finish judge about the outcome of a race.

Callbacker - Acts if there is a false start.

Payer = non-runner - If a horse does not run, the bettor is reimbursed for his stake.

Rule 4 - This "Rule 4" means that fixed price bets will be reimbursed in the event that the horse bet does not run.

Rule 4: meaning and application - There is no risk with a fixed rate bet. This rule is automatically applied if the horse you have chosen does not start. A weather does not have to cause anything.

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Dirt track - Run on sand. Sand track races take place in Germany in Dortmund and Neuss.

Saddle - Officially it is said: The saddle is a leather seat device for the rider.

Saddle box - The saddle boxes are located on the racetracks near the parade ring. This is where the horses are saddled.

Saddlecloth - It shows the start number.

Saddle girth - The saddle is strapped.

Sch. - Abbreviation for mold.

Blinders - "Skl" - Blinders prevent horses from looking to the side and back, they often serve as a concentration aid.

Sliding bets - A betting option in which victory and / or place bets of several races are linked. The winnings from one race are automatically used in another.

Mould - Usually white horses are meant. However, brown mold (BSch.), Fox mold (FSch.) And dark brown mold (Dbsch.) Are also possible.

Hit the bookie bonus - At RaceBets there is regularly the game Schlag den Bookie resp.Beat the bookie. Participants win 10 euros if they bet better than the "bookie" in given races, ie as a RaceBets employee. For the overall winner on one day there is a higher prize money, especially for the first three monthly winners. The profit is booked as a bonus.

Bad actor - A rider indicates an obstruction by a competitor that did not even take place.

Fast racetrack - The track is firm, that makes the track fast.

Protective vest - It protects the rider's upper body and spine. There is an obligation to wear.

Self-exclusion - A RaceBets customer can limit himself in terms of gambling addiction. This includes self-exclusion.

Award ceremony - The owner, trainer and jockey of the winning horse will be honored.

Outright betThe weather predicts the winner of a race.

Silks - Another term for the racing dress

Snake bite - US term for the tongue strap

Speed ​​- Final speed of a racehorse

Blocking - a lock; a rider is not allowed to compete in races for a certain period of time

Special bets - At RaceBets special bets are presented for many races.

Spriders - are used in harness racing to protect horses' legs; they are elastic pieces of rubber

Show jumping - Show jumpers occasionally compete in their own races

sprint - a race on a short distance or the fast final phase of a race after it was very slow before

St. - Abbreviation for mare

Stable jockey - This jockey has the choice of which horse he wants to ride in the race.

Stable horses - several horses run for the same stable or for the same owner

Stamina - Endurance, stamina and stamina

Stars - the best horses (but also fits jockeys)

Starter - When starting the pit, the starter activates the opening of the starter machine at the push of a button. At the flag start (also: stand start) he lowers a flag with his hand.

Starter A-Z - all starters are listed by name

Starting Price - the first quota

Starting price, fixed rate and pool bets - the first rate at the fixed rates or at the pool

Steeplechase - English term for hunting races

Steepler - A horse that competes in hunting races

Upright - A stayer performs best over longer distances of 2200 meters.

Stirrups - Part of the saddle

pen - Old fashioned term for apprentice

Crash helmet - Part of the equipment of a racing rider.

Mare permit - Mares carry two kilos less than stallions and geldings in races with identical weights.

Moorhen - Term for a horse that prefers difficult or deep runs.

Icon settings - The gear symbol, which is located on the black bar in the upper right corner of RaceBets, helps to make relevant settings. A separate window shows language, currency, odds format (decimal or fraction), unit of measure, quality of the live stream, other settings and functions of the website.


Daily betting promotions - Every day there are exciting promotions for customers at RaceBets.

Test unit - Term from show jumping. In a test or sampling unit, the tournament veterinarian will take a urine sample from a horse in the presence of a responsible person from the competition management and a person responsible for the horse. A so-called test kit is used for this. If the horse does not deliver urea within half an hour, a blood sample will be taken.

Totalizator - Bets that are made on a racetrack or after a bookmaker has placed bets flow into the totalizator.

Dead track - Sometimes sections on the racetracks are faster than others. A dead track means that the horse no longer has any chance of victory.

Dead Race - A tie at the finish between two or more horses.

Trainer - A distinction is made between professional trainers (or public trainers) and owner trainers who only train horses that are owned by their own family.

Trial - Another word for a preparatory race.

Triple Crown - Term for the three classic races Mehl-Mülhens-Races, Derby and St. Leger, which is a bit out of fashion, because the latter is no longer a classic. The last time Königsstuhl won the Triple Crown was in 1979. In the United States, the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, and Preakness Stakes make up the Triple Crown.

Turf - Means: lawn or generally refers to horse racing.

Turn of Foot - Special acceleration or fifth gear. Few horses have this peculiarity.

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Verification - When the race management wants to take a closer look at the outcome of the race, a signal sounds.

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event - race day

verification - Stands for verification and usually means that a RaceBets customer should present documents. Such a thing is required by law.

Sales Race - The participants are for sale. These races are particularly popular in France. They are called Reclamer there.

Proclamation - Usually means that a non-runner will be made public.

Veterinary certificate - For example, a veterinarian certifies that a horse is not capable of racing.

Veterinary certificate - The same as the veterinary certificate.

Four-bet - Predictions are made on the first four horses in a race. Only possible in a few races in Germany.

Thoroughbreds - see also "English Thoroughbred"


W. - Abbreviation for gelding

Closing date - This term denotes the end of weighing back after a race.

Choosing the right payment method - At RaceBets, customers can choose between a variety of payment methods.

Gelding - A neutered stallion.

Cheek straps - They are made of rubber and are usually attached to the bridle.

What are cookies? - Cookies are used to store data.

What are cash and cash equivalents? - The effort that can be made because money is available.

What are odds? - The odds show how high the probability of a result is. They also indicate how much the winnings will be, provided the bet is placed at this rate. The most common odds formats are decimals (3.0) or fractions (2/1).

Loose ring -