What does d mean in horse racing?

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A series of numbers and letters appears beside each horse's name depicting what position a horse has finished in its previous races. Useful abbreviations relating to the results of previous races are: D = disqualified, 0 = not in the first nine, R = refused, U = the rider was unseated, P = pulled up and F = Fell.

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What does D mean in horse racing form? When included in the six figures that make up recent form, D means the horse was disqualified from the race following a steward’s enquiry after the race. When displayed outside of the recent form figures, D means that the horse previously won over the distance it is due to run next.

D - disqualified F - fell HR - hit rails L - left at start O - horse ran out P - pulled up R - refused S - slipped up U - unseated rider V - void race Live coverage ATR - At The Races CH4 - Channel 4 RUK - Racing UK RTE - Irish coverage

You might see the letters C and D listed next to a horse's name in a form list at any race. The letter C means that they have won previously at that racetrack, while D refers to the fact that they have won at that length. As with most sports, you will find that there are lots of terms to learn in horse racing.

What does C & D mean in a racecard? C means a horse has won at the course, while D means it has won at the distance. When the letters are close together, CD , it has won over this distance at this course.

If the C D is separated it means the horse has won at that course and over that distance but not over that distance at that course, meaning the horses win(s) at that course came over a different distance.

B – Highlights a horse was brought down C – Carried Out D – Disqualified F – Highlights a horse fell at a fence previously HR – Hit rails L – Left at the start line O – The horse ran out P – This means a horse pulled up during a race

Filly A female horse three years of age or younger Fine A monetary penalty that is applied for any violation of the racing rules. Foal A newborn horse Free-Legged A pacer that races without hopples.

Also, graduate of the claiming ranks-a horse, that has moved up to allowance, stakes or handicap racing. GRANDDAM (SECOND DAM)- Grandmother of a horse. GRANDSIRE- Grandfather of a horse, sire of the horse's dam.

If a horse has proven that it can win at a certain distance and is racing the same distance today, that horse might deserve a bet. C & D in horse racing is only one of many factors that have to be considered before you will decide to make a wager.

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