Claiming RaceA race in which each horse entered is eligible to be purchased at a set price. Claims must be made before the race and only by licensed owners or their agents who have a horse registered to race at that meeting or who have received a claim certificate from the stewards.
ClockerOne who times workouts and races.
CloserA horse that runs best in the latter part of the race, coming from off the pace.
Clubhouse TurnGenerally, the turn on a racing oval that is closest to the clubhouse facility; usually the first turn after the finish line.
ColicAbdominal pain caused by a problem in a horse's digestive system.
Colors (horse)Colors accepted by The Jockey Club are bay, black, chestnut, dark bay or brown, gray, roan and white.
ColtAn ungelded (entire) male horse four-years-old or younger.
Condition SheetIssued by a racing secretary and sets forth conditions of races to be run for the coming week.
Conditioner1) A trainer. 2) A workout or race to enable a horse to attain fitness.
ConditionsThe requirements of a particular race. This may include age, sex, money or races won, weight carried and the distance of the race.
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