- (Also, Parlay) A multiple bet. A single stake is used to generate two or more bets in succession. A
kind of 'let-it-ride' bet. Making simultaneous selections on two or more races with the intent of pressing the winnings of the first win on the bet of the following
race selected, and so on. All the selections made must win for you to win the accumulator. The punter makes a series of selections each from a different race
or event. Every time a selection wins, the stake, plus all the winnings are put onto the next selection. If any selection loses, the whole bet is lost.
Accumulators are also known as doubles, trebles, four-folds, five-folds, six-folds, ten-folds, etc. Ten-folds accumulator is a 10 selections bet of 10 events.
- (See Place) A bet on a horse to win, place and show. Three wagers combined, If
the horse wins, the across bet wins all three wagers, if second, two, and if third, one.
- All Thoroughbreds count January 1 as their birth date.
- UK slang term for 'Betting Tax.
- A race for two-year-olds and up.
- A horse who is trying to the best of his ability.
- Reductions in weights to be carried, or allowed because of certain conditions such as
an apprentice jockey is on a horse, a female horse racing against males, or three-year-olds racing against older horses.
All Weather Racing
- Racing that takes place on an artificial surface.
- Any selection not finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in a race or event.
- on racecards, their names are prefixed by Mr, Mrs, Captain, etc, to indicate their amateur status.
- (Also, Futures) Bets placed in advance predicting the outcome of a future event. Ante-post prices are those on major
sporting events, usually prior to the day of the event itself. In return for the chance of better odds, punters risk the fact that stakes are not returned if their
selection pulls out or is cancelled.
- A trainee jockey. An apprentice will usually ride only flat races.
- The approximate price a horse is quoted at before a race begins. Bookmakers use these approximates as a guide to
set their boards.
- A variation in odds available allows a punter to back both sides and guarantee a win.
- (Accumulator) A multiple bet. A kind of 'let-it-ride' bet. Making simultaneous selections on two or more races with the intent of pressing the winnings of the first win on the bet of the following race selected, and so on. All the selections made must win for you to win the parlay.
- Use a key horse/ horses in different, not all possible, exotic wagering combinations.
- A lightning fast racing surface.
- A multiple bet consisting of 7 bets involving 3 selections in different events. A single on each selection, plus 3 doubles and 1 treble.
- A weight added to the handicap weight of a horse.
- It is possible to Perm bets or selections (e.g. on 4 selections all the possible doubles could be Permed making 6 bets).
- A service enabling punters to bet horses with bookmakers, using telephones.
- Another phone betting service, provided by a totalisator which allows people with special betting accounts to place bets via the telephone. Much the same as a bank account, you must have a credit balance to be able to place a bet. The cost of the investment is debited to your account, and winning dividends and refunds are automatically credited to your account.
- A photo is automatically taken as the horses pass the winning line and when the race is too close to be judged the photo is used to determine the order of finish.
- Betting selections, usually by an expert.
Pick Six (or more)
- Type of wager, where the winners of all included races must be selected.
- The position where a bookmaker conducts his business on a racecourse.
- A horse which usually runs in selling or claiming races.
- (Also, Line or Handicap) The points allocated to the 'underdog' to level the odds with the 'favorite/ favourite.
- Markers at measured distances around the track designating the distance from the finish. The quarter pole, for instance, is a quarter of a mile from the finish, not from the start.
- GBP£ 25.
- Mutuel pool, the total sum bet on a race or a particular bet.
- 1) Starting point for a race. 2) An abbreviated version of post position. For example, "He drew post four". 3) As a verb, to record a win. For example, "He's posted 10 wins in 14 starts".
- Position of stall in starting gate from which a horse starts.
- Designated time for a race to start.
- The odds.
- When a jockey, owner, trainer or steward alleges interference by one party against another during a race that may have affected the outcome of a race. If a protest is upheld by officials, the runner that caused the interference is placed directly after the horse interfered with. If a protest is dismissed by officials, the original result of the race stands.
- Another term for bet or wager.
- Bettor or investor.
- To stop or slow a horse during or after a race or workout.
- Prize money contained in a purse and hung on a wire which crossed the finish line. Technically, a race to which the owners do not contribute to the prize.
- A wager to correctly select the winner of each of six consecutive nominated races.
- Also known as an attendant. A person who assists the trainer, cares for the horse or helps to put on its equipment.
- Final straight portion of the racetrack to the finish.
- Horse that runs its fastest nearing the finish of a race.
- Bend of track into homestretch.
- 1) Male horse used for breeding. 2) A breeding farm.
- (The Sulky) The modern harness racing vehicle (a driving rig) developed from a single-seat. Earlier racing had used carts. In its final form the sulky is little more than a U-shaped shaft mounted on two wheels with a seat at the end of the U.
- A bet placed on four horses to cross the finish line in exact chosen order.
- A bet consisting of 23 bets on 4 selections in different events (6 Doubles, 4 Trebles, 1 Fourfold, plus 12 single stake cross bets).
- Alternative name for a multiple bet known as Canadian, a Super Yankee is a Yankee type bet with five selections instead of four.
- A horse which a punter or tipster believes is unbeatable in a race.
- Type of betting whereby each horse in a race is drawn out of a hat by a particular person (who pays a set amount of money for the privilege of buying a horse). The people which chose the winner and placegetters will receive a percentage of the total money pool.
- A method of betting, usually mathematically based, used by a punter or bettor to try to get an advantage.
- A French combination bet when bettor predicts the horses that finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
- The selections chosen by an expert to bet on (also known as Picks). See 'Selections'.
- A person who makes selections for a race, providing tips on which horses they believe will win the first three places.
- See 'High Weight'.
- The system of betting on races (an automated system that dispenses and records betting tickets, calculates and displays odds and payoffs and provides the mechanism for cashing winning tickets) in which the winning bettors share the total amount bet, minus a percentage for the operators of the system, taxes etc. Synonyms: Tote, Parimutuel.
- Totalizator. An organisation appointed to receive bets and supply dividends in proportion to amount of the investment. A body in the UK set up to operate pool-betting on all racecourses.
- The (usually) electronic totalizator display in the infield which reflects up-to-the-minute odds. It may also show the amounts wagered in each mutuel pool as well as information such as jockey and equipment changes, etc. Also known as the 'Board'.
- Returns from a tote pool (also known as a Dividend), calculated by taking the total stake in each pool (after the take out) and dividing it by the number of winning tickets. A dividend is declared to a fixed stake, for various win, place and forecast pools.
- Person who professes to have, and sells, advance information on a race. Also used as a verb meaning to sell or advertise.
- Condition of the racetrack surface. Slow; Fast; good; muddy; sloppy; frozen; hard; firm; soft; yielding; heavy.
- Fastest time for a distance at a particular track.
- Racing immediately behind another horse. A trail is also known as a sit.
- The person responsible for looking after a horse and preparing it to race. A trainer must hold a license or permit to be entitled to train.
- A bet consisting of 3 selections, all of which must win for the wager to be successful.
- See 'Trifecta' below.
- A wager picking the first three finishers in exact order. Called a 'Triactor' in Canada and a 'Triple' in some parts of the U.S. ('Tricast' in the UK.)
- A trifecta wager in which all possible combinations using a given number of horses are bet upon. The total number of combinations can be calculated according to the formula (x3)-(3x2)+(2x), where x equals the amount of horses in the box. The sum of the formula is then multiplied by the amount wagered on each combination.
- (Also 'Treble') See 'Trifecta' above.
- Used generically to denote a series of three important races, but is always capitalized when referring to historical races for three-year-olds. In the United States, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. In England the 2,000 Guineas, Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. In Canada, the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes and Breeders' Stakes.
- Consists of 4 bets involving 3 selections in different events, i.e. 3 doubles plus 1 treble.
- A term for harness racing in general. It also describes the specific gait of a trotter.
- The real odds of something happening as opposed to what the bookies offer. Actual odds taking into account the bookmaker's/sportsbook's edge. The ratio of the number of times one event will occur to the number of times that it will not.