Starter RaceAn allowance or handicap race restricted to horses that have started for a specific claiming price or less.
Starting GatePartitioned mechanical device having stalls in which the horses are confined until the starter releases the stalls' confined front doors to begin the race.
State BredA horse bred in a particular state and thus eligible to compete in races restricted to state-breds.
StayerA horse that can race long distances.
SteadiedA horse being taken in hand by its rider, usually because of being in close quarters.
Step UpA horse moving up in class to meet better competition.
StewardOfficials of the race meeting responsible for enforcing the rules of racing.
StirrupsMetal "D"-shaped rings into which a jockey places his/her feet. They can be raised or lowered depending on the jockey's preference. Also known as "irons."
StretchFinal straight portion of the racetrack to the finish.
Stretch CallPosition of horses at the eighth pole.