Earmuffs: Piece of equipment that covers a horse's ears to block distracting sounds.
Eased: Horse that's gently pulled up during a contest.
Easily: Running or winning without being pressed by opposition.
Eclipse Awards: Thoroughbred racing's year-end awards honoring top horses and humans in several categories.
Eligible: Qualified to start in a race, according to conditions.
Endoscope: Instrument used for direct visual inspection of a hollow organ or body cavity such as the upper airway or stomach.
Entrapped epiglottis: A condition in which the thin membrane lying below the epiglottis moves up and covers the epiglottis. Abnormality may obstruct breathing that's usually treated by surgery to cut the membrane if it impairs respiratory function.
Entry: Two or more horses with common ownership (in some cases trained by the same trainer) that are paired as a single betting unit in one race and/or are placed together by the racing secretary as part of a mutuel field.
Entry fee: Money paid by an owner to enter a horse in a stakes race.
Exacta (or perfecta): A wager in which the first two finishers in a race, in exact order of finish, must be picked.
Exacta box: A wager in which all combinations using a given number of horses is bet on. To arrive at the cost, multiply the total combinations by the cost of the individual wager.
Exercise rider: Person licensed to exercise a horse during morning training sessions.
Experimental Free Handicap: Year-end projection of the best North American 2-year-olds of the season that is based on performances in unrestricted races; two lists are drawn up, one for males and one for females.
Exotic (wager): Any wager other than win, place or show.
Extended: Running at top speed.
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