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Horse Betting Terms to Gear You Up

Since we have tackled most of the basic horse betting terms available, let us then move forward to the terms that are really quite unheard of for rookies. These betting terms may sound like they came from mars but once you’re familiar with them, there’s no stopping you from using them time and time again. Here we have the rare terms and hopefully you will use them right and sound like you’ve been horse betting for a very long time.

On the nose: A placed bet for a horse to win only

MTP: Abbreviation of Minutes to Post which is the amount of minutes prior to post time.

Jackpot: This word is mostly honey to ears of most bettors. In order to get the jackpot, bettors must pick 6 winners in six races to share in a jackpot prize. Rules and prizes will vary from race track to race track or sportsbook to sportsbook.

Paddock: The area at the race track where the horses are saddled and viewed prior to a race.


Scratch: A term they call a horse that withdrew from the race

Pick Six: A wager where a bettor pick six winners in six consecutive races with variations of Pick five and Pick Four.

Thoroughbred: Horse whose lineage traces back to three founding sires: Darley Arabian, Byerly Turk or Godolphin Barb.

Tout: A person who offers horse betting racing picks before a race starts.

Yearling: A one year old colt or filly, just a year away from being a racing horse.

Overlay: A horse that is over-valued based on past performances that don’t represent the inflated value.

Underlay: The opposite of overlay, a horse that faces longer odds than should be offered based on past performance.

Photofinish: A race result that requires official inspection of a finish line camera to see the order in which the horses finished.

Parlay: The method of taking the winnings from one bet to place another bet.


Odds-on: The odds of less than even money. Also known as the most favored horse before a race starts.

Objection: A foul or infraction of racing rules called by a jockey, patrol judge, or other track official.

Oaks: This the event of graded stakes for 3 year old fillies or female horses.

Morning Line: Odds horses in a race figured by a track’s handicapper in the morning prior to the start of a horse race.

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time again. Here we have the rare terms and hopefully you will use them right and sound like then move forward to the terms that are Paddock...

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