Horse Race Predictions – Breakage in a Horse’s Hooves, Lead, Refuse, and Stakes

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There are many terms used to describe horse races. These include Breakage in a horse’s hooves, Lead, Refuse, and Stakes race. Learn about them and make your horse race predictions based on these terms. If you have a question about a particular race, contact our team. We’re always happy to help! Also, be sure to follow our daily blog to stay up to date on all the latest horse racing news.

Breakage in a horse’s hooves

Broken hooves during a horse race are a sign of hoof damage. The front third of the hoof is the thickest portion of the hoof and is less likely to suffer severe cracking due to external trauma. Cracks are more likely to occur on the inside of the hoof wall due to an internal issue such as a fracture of the coronary band, which affects the growth of the future hoof wall.


The ability of a horse to change leads has always fascinated racing enthusiasts. A quality lead change has an obvious impact on a horse’s performance. A horse that doesn’t change leads frequently often dominates its rivals and is left exposed against top class and well-matched competition. However, not all horses can handle a lead change. There are several factors to consider before making a lead change bet. This article will provide a brief overview of lead changes and how they affect a horse’s performance.


Refuse to Bend is a 2000-born Irish racehorse trained by Saeed Bin Suroor and owned by GODOLPHIN. Check out the Refuse horse race form here. The son of Champion Sire Sadler’s Wells and mare Market Slide, Refuse to Bend is a contender for the 2003 British Classic Races. If you haven’t seen the race form, here it is:

Stakes races

Stakes races in horse racing are a form of competition for horses. Nomination fees for these races can range from seventy five thousand dollars to millions of dollars. Prize money for these races varies from race to race, and some of the largest and most prestigious races, such as the Breeders’ Cup and the Saudi Cup, have prize purses of over $20 million. Stakes races are handicapped and conditioned.

Conditions races

There are several different types of Conditions Races for horse races. These are races that don’t have a fixed purse and are set by the racing secretary. In handicap races, the staff committee assigns weights to the entrants. The goal of these races is to have all entrants cross the finish line at the same time. A Graded Race is the top-of-the-line race. An “Invitational” Stakes race has no purse contribution.

Allowance races

The rules for allowance races are similar to those of claiming races, but they have more flexibility. A horse must have won a maiden or claiming race before being allowed to run in an allowance race. Some allowance races may also contain conditions for horses that have been claiming for a while, such as a horse must be a nonwinner of the previous two races. There are many variations on these rules. To find out if your horse is eligible to run in an allowance race, read the conditions carefully.

Match races

It’s not uncommon to see match races between horse racing rivals. Historically, they were sanctioned events between two or three horses. The owner of each horse provided the purse. If either horse withdraws, the owner forfeits half or all of the purse. The match races weren’t always successful. In some cases, the match races were profitable. Nevertheless, many owners have no shame in arranging these events. But there are a few drawbacks of these match races.

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