Here are 15 words that mean something different to racing people.
Normal language: A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply.
Racing language: A horse’s mother.
Normal language: A respectful form of address for someone of high social status, especially a king.
Racing language: Father of a horse.
Normal language: A man who will soon be or has recently been married.
To racing people: A person employed to take care of horses.
Normal language: A small, sharp broad-headed nail.
Racing language: Essentially, what horses wear. Saddles and bridles are tack.
Normal language: A glossy hard brown edible nut which develops within a bristly case and which may be roasted and eaten.
Racing language: Horse colour varying from light, washy yellow to dark liver orange, and in between are red, gold and liver shades.
Normal language: A horizontal bar fixed across the front or back of a motor vehicle to reduce damage in a collision.
Racing language: A Flat race run under Jump Rules, used to educate young prospective jumps horses before they tackle hurdles or fences. Officially called National Hunt Flat Race.
Normal language: Produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper with a pencil, pen.
Racing language: A horse’s starting position in the stalls allotted in races on the Flat.
Normal language: A place where young children and babies are cared for while their parents are somewhere else.
Racing language: A handicap on the Flat for two-year-old horses.
Normal language: A person who manages or owns a bank or group of banks.
Racing language: The horse expected to win – usually a short priced favourite. The strongest selection in a multiple selection.
Normal language: Of the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass or emeralds.
Racing language: Used to describe an immature or inexperienced horse.
Normal language: A person who is continually moving from place to place, without any fixed home or job.
Racing language: A horse whose odds get bigger just before the race due to a lack of support in the market. Often referred to as being “on the drift”.
Normal language: The end part of a person’s arm beyond the wrist, including the palm, fingers, and thumb.
Racing language: A unit of measurement of a horse – a hand is four inches, and horses are measured from the ground to the withers (the part of the horse where the back and neck meet.)
Normal language: A short sleep, especially during the day.
Racing language: The best bet of the day from a particular tipster.
Normal language: A unit of linear measure equal to 3 feet (0.9144 metre).
Racing language: A trainer’s premises from where racehorses are trained.