Gait: Characteristic footfall pattern of a horse in motion. Thoroughbreds have four natural gaits -- walk, trot, canter and gallop, which thoroughbreds compete at.
Gelding: Male horse of any age that has been neutered.
Girth: Elastic, leather band sometimes covered with sheepskin that passes under a horse's belly connected to both sides of the saddle.
Good (track): Dirt track that is almost fast or a turf course slightly softer than firm.
Grab a quarter: Injury to back of the hoof or foot caused by a horse stepping on itself (usually affects the front foot).
Graded race: Established in 1973 to classify select stakes races in North America, at the request of European racing authorities, who had set up group races two years earlier.
Graduate: A horse or rider winning for the first time.
Grandsire: Grandfather of a horse and sire of the horse's dam or sire.
Gray: Horse color where majority of the coat is a mixture of black and white hairs; mane, tail and legs may be either black or gray unless white markings are present.
Group race: Established in 1971 by racing organizations in Britain, France, Germany and Italy to classify select stakes races outside North America.
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