BoxA wagering term denoting a combination bet whereby all possible numeric combinations are covered.
Boxed (In)To be trapped between, behind or inside of other horses.
Brace (or Bracer)Rubdown liniment used on a horse after a race or workout.
Break (a horse)1) To train a young horse to wear a bridle and saddle, carry a rider and respond to a rider's commands. Almost always done when the horse is a yearling. 2) To leave from the starting gate.
Break MaidenHorse or rider winning the first race of its career. Also known as "earning a diploma."
BreakageIn parimutuel payoffs, which are rounded down to a nickel or dime, the pennies that are left over. Breakage may be used for any of a number of purposes, depending upon a state's rules of racing.
BreatherEasing off on a horse for a short distance in a race to permit it to conserve or renew its strength.
Bred1) A horse is considered to have been bred in the state or country of its birth -- Secretariat was a Virginia-bred. 2) The past tense of "breed."
BreederOwner of the dam at time of foaling unless the dam was under a lease or foal-sharing arrangement at the time of foaling. In that case, the person(s) specified by the terms of the agreement is (are) the breeder(s) of the foal.
Breeding FundA state fund set up to provide bonuses for state-breds.
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