French Racing Info Glossary

Barrier
A starting device used to give the start of the race
Bay
A horse colour that varies from a yellow-tan to a bright auburn.
Bell
Signal sounded when the starter open the gates or, at some tracks, to mark the closed of betting.
Black
A horse colour which is black, including the muzzle, flanks, mane, tial and legs unless white markings are present.
Blinkers
A cup shaped device to limit a horse's vision to prevent him from objects or other horses on either side of it. Blinker cups come a variety of sizes and shapes to allow as little or as much vision the trainer feels is necessary.
Box
A wagering term denoting a combination bet whereby all possible numeric combinations are covered.
Breeder
Owner of the dam at time of foaling unless the dam was under a lease or foal-sharing arrangement at time of foaling.