Abbreviations on the racecard

 

Abbreviations appear on all of our racecards and can be found against horses, jockeys, trainers and in the form lines of runners. Below is an explanation of each of the abbreviations.

Race types

Am - amateur

App - apprentice

Auc - auction

AW - all-weather

Ch - chase

Cls - Class

Cond - NH conditional

Div - Division

Gd - Grade 1,2 or 3 (Jumps)

Gp - Group 1, 2 or 3 (Flat)

Hcap - handicap

Hur or H - hurdle

List - Listed

Mdn - maiden

NHF - National Hunt Flat race

Nov - novice

Sell - selling

 

Sex and Colours

b - bay

bl - black

br - brown
ch - chestnut
c - colt
f - filly

g - gelding

gr - grey

h - horse

m - mare

r - rig

ro - roan

wh - white

 

Going

f or fm - firm

g or gd - good

hd - hard

hy or hvy - heavy

s or sft - soft

stand - standard AW

yld - yielding (IRE)

 

Distances

dist - distance (240y from finish)

f - furlong

hd - head

l - length

m - mile

nk - neck

nse - nose (shortest margin)

shd - short head

y - yards

 

Headgear

h - hood

b - blinkers (if being worn for a first or second time a 1 or 2 will be beside the letter)

p - (sheepskin) cheekpieces

t - tongue-tie

v - visor

e - eye hood

Ht - hood and tongue-tie

e/c - eyecover

e/s - eyeshield

 

Other

BF - beaten favourite last time out

Btn - beaten

C - previous course winner

C - co-favourite of 3 +

CD - previous course and distance winner

D - previous distance winner

J - joint favourite of 2

N/R - non-runner

1 or 2 beside trainer name - confirms horse is having its first or second race for that trainer

of 3 +

RTF % - indicates the percentage of a trainer’s horses who run to form in past 16 days

OR - official rating assigned by the British Horseracing Authority

RPR - Racing Post Rating (compiled by our private form handicapper), adjusted for that day’s weights

TS - Topspeed


Form figures

1-9 - position the horse finished. All-weather (Flat) and point-to-point (jumps) are in bold.

0 - if the horse finished outside the top 10

- between numbers indicate year separation (i.e. left of this is from a previous year)

/ between numbers indicates a season separation (i.e. left of this is from the season before last)

B - brought down

C - carried out

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

ITV - ITV Racing

ITV4 - ITV Racing

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