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Caliente, Mexico
The position of each greyhound at specific points around the track during a race.
Also known as a Super Yankee. A Canadian is a combination bet consisting of 26 bets with 5 selections in different events. The combination bet is made up of 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five 4-folds and one 5-fold.
Another term for fixture or race meeting.
Career Record
A series of five numbers indicating, in order, a greyhound's total number of starts, followed by first place, second place, third place, and fourth place finishes. Often preceded by an abbreviation showing the track at which the starts were recorded. (Form)
UK slang for Odds of 3 to 1 (also known as 'Tres' or 'Gimmel').
The motor that runs around the racetrack with the lure. Also called lure motor.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
A record of each race showing finish, calls, odds and comments describing each racer's performance; useful to handicappers studying a greyhound's past performance.
A person who compiles records of each race and writes comments describing each greyhound's performance during a race.
When a horse is interfered with and has to change stride or slow down.
Cloverleaf, Colorado
See 'Grade'.
Close (Us)
Final odds on a dog (e.g. 'closed at 5 to 1'). Confusingly equates to 'Starting Price' in the UK.
Closing Bet
Where you place a second bet of the same stake on the same event and in the opposite direction to the first. This determines your profit or loss and finish your involvement in that event, unless you had other events open.
The special colourful silks worn by jockeys or drivers when in a race.
A male horse aged three or under.
Combination Bet
Combinations cover from two to four greyhounds to win in chosen order.
Commerce Course
See 'Middle Distance'.
An area where the racing association houses racing greyhounds.
Cool-Out Area
An area where racing greyhounds cool down following a race. At most tracks water is provided as well as ample room to walk around.
Correct Weight
Horses are allocated a weight to carry that is checked before and, for at least the placegetters, after a race. Correct weight must be signaled before bets can be paid out.
Designates the distance of a race. The most common distances are 5/16, 3/8 and 7/16 mile courses.
Credit Limit
The maximum losses that are permitted on an account before the balance must be paid.
Crow's Nest
The area where the announcer, judges and others watch the races from a high vantage point.
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