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new shooter

new shooter  n.— «My horse is fine, 100 percent, and he’s going to stay fine because I’m going to take care of him. If I had run him one more time, I’d have to turn him out. Now when Real Quiet goes to the shelf for a post-Triple Crown...

new shooter

new shooter n. a horse entering a race, but one that has not been an active participant in the horse-racing circuit, particularly those races which include or lead up to one of the Triple Crown events; a new-comer or long-shot. (source: Double...

bull tailing

bull tailing  n.— «The nine events in the overall competition are horse showmanship, horse roping, bull tailing, bull riding, rope showmanship, bronco riding, foot roping, horse roping and the pass of death.» —“‘Charro’ Life Full of...

takeout

takeout  n.— «In the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, for example, Churchill Downs will return to bettors at the track about 82 cents of every dollar wagered in the form of winnings. The remaining 18 cents, known as the takeout, will be used to...

rebate shop

rebate shop  n.— «He bets through what are called rebate shops, which are off-shore, on Indian reservations or in states with fewer regulations. Rebate shops offer from 4 percent to 10 percent back on every dollar wagered—win or lose...

whale

whale  n.— «In horseplaying parlance, Maury Wolff is a whale, one of the thousand or so professional bettors who collectively wager as much as $1.5 billion a year on thoroughbred races in the United States. He will not attend the Kentucky...

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