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Date:11/27/2014 10:00:58 PM
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Hi TiPaul #4677
Hope you are having a good day. We had snow flurries and it's only 27 tonight. This weekend is suppose to be sunny and up to 60 degrees.
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Racing Terms:
Backside - a racetrack’s barn or stable area.
Backstretch - The straight part of the track on the far side between turns.
Card - the day’s races.
Dark Day - a day when the track does not race.
Furlong - one-eighth of a mile, 220 yards, or 660 feet.
Gate - a metal set of stalls into which the horses are loaded and confined until the doors are opened simultaneously at the start of each race.
Hands - A horse’s height is measured in hands. One hand is 4 inches. Thoroughbreds are typically 15 to17 hands from the ground to the withers.
Hot Walker - person who walks a horse after a race or workout to cool him down. It is usually 30 to 60 minutes.
Live Mount - A horse that has a very good chance to win.
Maiden - A horse that has never won a race (male or female).
Paddock - The area where the horses are saddled and paraded around before post time.
Post Parade - Horses going from the paddock to the starting gate (post) parading past the grandstands.
Thoroughbred - Horses bred for racing that can trace their lineage back to the three original sires: Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian, and Byerley Turk.
Wire to Wire - When a horse is in front from the gate to the finish line.
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