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Magnetic Therapy
Physical therapy technique using magnetic fields. The low-energy electrical field created by the magnetic field causes dilation of the blood vessels (vasodilation) and tissue stimulation. Magnetic therapy may be used on soft tissue to treat such injuries as tendinitis or bony (skeletal) injuries such as bucked shins.
1) A horse or rider that has not won a race. 2) A female that has never been bred.
Maiden Claiming
A claiming race specified for horses that have never won a race.
Maiden Claiming Race
A horse race for non-winners who are eligible to be claimed. Maiden race: A race for race animals that have never won a race.
Maiden Race
For horses that have never won. Once a thoroughbred wins a race, it must progress to another category.
Maiden Special Weight
An allowance race for horses that have never won a race.
Main Track
The dirt surface of a racetrack.
Make a Run
Of a horse that turns on the speed, makes a move, makes a bid.
The long hairs growing on the crest of the horse's neck.
A horse race longer than 1 and 1/4 miles; a greyhound race at 7/16 mile.
Female horse 5 years old or older. Also, female of any age who has been bred.
Mare's Month
September. In theory, because mares that have not run well during the summer often "wake up" in September.
Any unique configurations found on a horses body used for identification are referred to as markings. These markings may be spots on the body, white hairs in the coat, white hairs at the base of the tail, brands, or scars, etc.
Straps attached to bit or noseband and girth, preventing horse from rearing.
Soft, moist mixture, hot or cold, of grain and other feed that is easily digested by horses.
Rubbing of various parts of the anatomy to stimulate healing.
Match Race
A challenge race between two race animals.
Afternoon racing at tracks where night racing is the usual practice.
A race for four-year-olds in which entries are make before their birth.
Maturity Stakes
An event or series of racing events for Sires' Stakes horses that are four years old. See Sires' Stakes.
Pertaining to the middle in anatomy, nearer the medial plane (the horizontal plane that bisects the center).
Medication List
A list kept by the track veterinarian and published by the track and Daily Racing Form (when provided by track officials) showing which horses have been treated with phenylbutazone and/or furosemide.
Race meeting.
A collection of pacing and/or trotting races conducted by a club on the same day or night, forms a race meeting.
Metacarpal (Fracture)
Usually refers to a fracture of the cannon bone, located between the knee and the fetlock joint in the front leg. Also may refer to a fracture of the splint bone.
Mid-Body (Fracture)
See sesamoids.
Middle Distance
A horse race longer than seven furlongs but less than 1 and 1/4 miles; a greyhound race at 3/8 mile.
Mile Rate
A calculation for each race distance is applied to the overall time of a race, so as to give a comparison to a mile. It is the approximate time the pacer would have run, had the distance been one mile (1609m). The overall race time is multiplied by 1609 and then divided by the metre length of the race.
Minus Pool
A mutuel pool caused when one horse is so heavily played that, after deductions of state tax and commission, there is not enough money left to pay the legally prescribed minimum on each winning bet. The racing association usually makes up tSohe difference.
Miracle Mile
A coveted Grand Circuit race, which is conducted at Harold Park Paceway in Sydney. Each year, the NSW Harness Racing Club invites six champion pacers to contest the exciting event. It is commonly referred to as the Melbourne Cup of harness racing.
Mobile Start
The most commonly used form of starting a race in harness racing in NSW. A mobile barrier consists of two folding arms attached to a motor vehicle. The horses in a race follow the barrier as it gathers speed, until the arms fold back and a start is affected. The vehicle then speeds away out of the path of the horses. At most tracks, six horses are permitted to start abreast from the mobile barrier, with the remaining runners starting behind them on the second row.
Money Rider
A rider who excels in rich races.
Type of riding with short stirrups popularized by old-time riding great Tod Sloan.
A male horse of any age that has only one testicle in his scrotum-the other testicle was either removed or is undescended. See cryptorchid; ridgling.
Moon Blindness (Periodic Ophthalmia)
This is a disease of the eyes where recurrent attacks usually cause blindness. The condition is not contagious and is generally thought to be inherited.
Morning Glory
Horse that performs well in morning workouts but fails to reproduce that form in races.
Morning Line
Probable odds on each horse in a race, as determined by a mathematical formula used by the track handicapper, who tries to gauge both the ability of the horse and the likely final odds as determined by the bettors.
Mount Fee
The fee earned by a jockey for riding in a race.
Move Up
Gain ground; run in a higher class race.
Muck Out
Clean a horse's stall.
Horse that races well on muddy tracks. Also known as a "mudlark."
Deep condition of racetrack after being soaked with water. Horses who run will on wet tracks are generally referred to as mudders.
Muddy (Track)
A condition of a racetrack which is wet but has no standing water.
Muddy Track
Deep condition of racetrack after being soaked with water.
Superior mudder.
Musculoskeletal System
Consisting of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints of the head, vertebral column and limbs, together with the associated muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. See "Musculoskeletal System" in veterinary supplement for a more detailed explanation.
Mutuel Clerk
An employee of the racetrack that except the patrons money and issues the betting ticket.
Mutuel Field
See entry.
Mutuel Pool
Short for "parimutuel pool." Sum of the wagers on a race or event, such as the win pool, daily double pool, exacta pool, etc.
A plastic device placed over a greyhound's mouth and jaw. The muzzle is designed to protect other greyhounds while racing and to determine the outcome of a race in a photofinish. Also a term defining the nose and lips of a horse.
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