Capped hock is a common condition in horses and is usually only a cosmetic problem rather than a physical one. … A capped hock is an inflamed and swollen calcaneal bursa (sac) of the ankle that can grow up to the size of a tennis ball or even larger in some cases.
What is a swipe horse racing?
swipe: A groom.
What is breezing a horse?
Breezing – Working a horse at a moderate speed, less effort than handily. Handily – 1) Working in the morning with maximum effort. Compare with, 2) A horse racing well within itself, with little exertion from the jockey. G – Indicates a workout from the Gate.
What are good workout times for horses?
Horses, on average, run 1/8th of a mile in 12 to 13 seconds. At six furlongs, a fast workout may be between 1:11 and 1:12, while a slow workout may be between 1:15 and 1:17. During the afternoon races, a fast time for the same distance may be between 1:08 and 1:09, while a slow time would be between 1:12 and 1:13.
What is fill in horse racing?
To Use a special Bet Modifier (Box, Key, Fill)
Allows you to select horses to finish in the required positions in any order. For example: $1 exacta box of 1,3= $1 X 2 combinations = Total Cost of $2.
What does to the wire mean?
If something goes to the wire, it continues until the last possible moment. [mainly journalism] Negotiators again worked right down to the wire to reach an agreement. See full dictionary entry for wire. COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary.