Glossary

P

Preferred List
Horses with prior rights to starting, usually because they have previously been entered in races that have not filled with the minimum number of starters.  

Prep (race)
A workout (or race) used to prepare a horse for a future engagement.  

Prop
When a horse suddenly stops moving by digging its front feet into the ground.  

Pull Up
To stop or slow a horse during or after a race or workout.  

Purse
The total monetary amount distributed after a race to the owners of the entrants who have finished in the (usually) top four or five positions.  

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