Question: What Is An Allowance Race?

An allowance race is one in which the runners run for a higher purse than in a maiden race.

These races usually involve conditions such as “non-winner of three lifetime.” A claiming race is one in which the horses are all for sale for more or less the same price (the “claiming price”) up until shortly before the race.

What is a starter allowance race?

A starter allowance gives a weight allowance for horses that meet certain conditions. An Optional Claiming race is one where horses can be entered for the pre-determined claiming price. If “entered not to be claimed”, the horse must meet the allowance condition of this race.

What is a Grade 1 race?

Class 1 races are then divided into Grades 1, 2 and 3, with a further category called listed races beneath that. The weight carried by horses is decided by their age and sex, with no penalties given for previous victories (known as “Weight-For-Age” races). Grade 2 races are directly below Grade 1 (surprisingly).

What is a maiden special weight race?

The maiden special weight race, also called a maiden allowance, is the highest quality. A horse cannot be claimed out of a maiden special weight race. As a general rule, the maiden special weight races have the best youngest horses on the racetrack and also often some of the best bred horses.

What is a maiden race in horse racing?

In horse racing a maiden race is an event for horses that have not won a race. Horses that have not won a race are referred to as maidens. Maiden horse races are held over a variety of distances and under conditions with eligibility based on the sex or age of the horse.

How does a claiming race work?

A claiming race in thoroughbred horse racing is one in which the horses are all for sale for more or less the same price (the “claiming price”) up until shortly before the race. Claiming races fall at the bottom of this hierarchy, below maiden races, and make up the bulk of races run at most US tracks.

How do you read a racing form?

To read a racing form, start by scanning the top header for general information. Next, find the race number, which is typically a number between 1 and 10, to the left side of the header. Then, find the track name to the right of the race number.

What does a listed race mean?

Listed Race in Horse Racing. Just below the graded stakes level in the United States is the handicap level. These are races which offer a sizable amount of purse money, but ones that are generally open to talented horses that cannot win a graded stakes.

What are the types of horse races?

The three main types of races are claimers, allowances, and stakes races. Claimers are races in which every horse is essentially up for sale. In allowance races, the field is usually limited to horses who have won a certain amount of money or number of races over a specified period of time.

What is a Group 2 race?

Group 2 Flat Races. While they are not considered as ‘important’ as the Group 1 races, Group 2 races are also rated as class 1 events. They still attract international contenders, especially those longing to make a name for themselves and break into Group 1.

What is a listed race in Australia?

A race event where the racecourse handicapper assigns horses a weight based on earnings and past performance to create a theoretical level playing field. The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous handicap race. An open race is one where there are no conditions on horses who enter the race.

Why put a horse in a claiming race?

Horse Betting: Claiming Races. A claiming race means that the horses may be purchased by a licensed owner for the claiming price listed for that race. Every track has certain claiming guidelines, but generally there are certain rules that apply. The horse is then picked up by its new owner/trainer after the race.

What does Main track only mean?

Main Track Only (MTO) horses are entered to compete only if a scheduled turf race is moved to the main (dirt) track.

What does S mean in horse racing?

X – Means that the horse has had a spell, which means the horse has not started in a race for 3 months or more. F – Means that the horse has fell in a race. P – Means that the horse was pulled up by a jockey in a race.

What does M mean in horse racing?

If the horse wins, the player collects three ways; if second, two ways; and if third, one way, losing the win and place bets. action: 1) A horse’s manner of moving. 2) A term meaning wagering, for example, “The horse took a lot of action,” meaning that many people bet on the horse.

What is a Grade 1 race in horse racing?

Group One, Group 1, Grade I or G1 is the term used for the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races in many countries. In Europe, the level of races for Thoroughbred racing is determined using the Pattern race system introduced in 1971 and monitored by the European Pattern Committee.

What is a Grade 1 stakes race?

Graded stakes races are the top level. These races can have no restrictions other than age or gender of the horses. There are three grades assigned by the Graded Stakes Committee: Grades 1, 2, or 3 with Grade 1 being the highest caliber.

What is a starter race?

Demystifying the Starter Allowance Race. By definition, a starter allowance race, sometimes also called a starter handicap, is a race for horses that have started for a specific claiming price since a certain date.

What is the difference between a derby and a stakes race?

The short answer is that a Derby is a stakes race that only allows 3 year olds to enter. Maiden races are for horses that have never won a race, and horses compete against their own age (so 2 year olds only race with 2 year olds and 3 year olds only race with 3 year olds.) Claiming races are kind of the bottom tier.