What does Main track only mean?

from America’s Best Racing What the racing secretary at these tracks will do to plan for wet weather is accept entries on horses in grass races that will start only if the race is switched to the main track. These entrants are called “main track only” (MTO) horses.

What are horse tracks called?

In most English-speaking countries they are called “racecourses”; the United States and some parts of Canada use “racetracks” (some parts of Canada also use “raceway”). In many non-English speaking countries the term used is “hippodrome”.

What does it mean when a horse is off the track?

“OTTB” stands for off-track Thoroughbred. An off-track Thoroughbred is a horse that was bred and trained to be a racehorse and is now not an active racehorse. Many OTTBs are registered with The Jockey Club.

How much does it cost to build a horse track?

It typically costs about $100,000 per mile for two-lane pavement, but two lanes are not for the racetrack. It is reasonable to assume a cost of approximately $200,000 to build a four-lane track.

What does Main track only mean in horse racing?

MTO -Main Track Only. This means the race is scheduled to be run on the turf, and these horses will not actually start. If for some reason the race is moved to the dirt course (the main track) then the MTO horses will start in addition to the others.

What are main tracks?

Main track means a track, other than an auxiliary track, extending through yards or between stations, upon which trains are operated by timetable or train order or both, or the use of which is governed by a signal system.

Which country has the most racecourses?

Australia. One of the most popular sports in Australia is thoroughbred horse racing, with only football and rugby bringing in larger crowds throughout the year. There are more than 300 racecourses in the country, more than any other country in the world, and only the US has more horses starting races annually.

What is the most famous race track?

Let us have a look at the top ten racetracks in the world – they are top for a reason.

  • NűRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE. This legendary circuit has such a history.
  • SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS. This is the track where the Belgian Grand Prix takes place.
  • MONZA.

What does a fast track mean in horse racing?

Fast Track: Rating of a dirt track that is dry and hard. Filly: A female horse under the age of five. Gelding: A castrated male horse. Going: The condition of the racing surface. Dirt courses are generally rated Fast, Good, Muddy, or Sloppy.

Which is the most expensive F1 track ever built?

The Yas Marina circuit
The Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is believed to be the most expensive F1 track ever built, with a reputed construction cost in 2009 in excess of €800m ($1bn). No expense was spared for the construction of the purpose-built facility on a man-made island.

How many acres do you need for a race track?

THE MINIMUM acreage required for building a half-mile track is approximately 17.5 acres, compared to 27 acres for a five-eighths-mile track and 55 acres for a mile track. This includes the outer embankment but does not include land for buildings, parking, a road encircling the track, and other needs.

When to look at a horse’s track configuration?

In fact, looking closely at track configuration can be the most handy when judging horses running at the middle distances of 7-furlongs to a mile or stretching out from a sprint distance to a middle distance.

Can a horse be entered in an allowance race?

Horses may be entered under Allowance conditions (not eligible to be claimed, but must qualify for the conditions of the race) OR entered for a claiming price if they do not qualify for the race conditions. A race for horses entered to be claimed, with weight assignments similar to those of a handicap race (see Handicap listed above).

What are the different types of horse racing?

A race for which the racing secretary drafts certain conditions to determine weights to be carried based on the horse’s age, sex and/or past performance. This race type combines features associated with two traditional race types, Allowance and Claiming races.

What does MOC stand for in horse racing?

Maiden claiming races are for horses that have never won a race and are eligible to be claimed. MOC – Maiden Optional Claiming. This race type is restricted to maidens (non-winners lifetime) that run under the conditions exactly as those for optional claiming races (see Optional Claiming).