Maiden (race): A horse or rider that hasn't won a race; a race for non-winners.
Mare: Female horse 5-years-old or older.
Minus pool: Mutuel pool caused when a horse is so heavily played that, after deductions of state tax and commission, there isn't enough money left to pay the legally prescribed minimum on each winning bet; the racing association usually makes up the difference.
Morning glory: Horse that performs well in morning workouts, but fails to reproduce that form in races. Morning line: Probable odds on each horse in a race, as determined by a mathematical formula used by the track handicapper, who tries to gauge both the ability of the runner and the likely final odds determined by bettors.
Muddy (track): A racetrack that's wet, but has no standing water.
Mudder: Horse that races well on muddy tracks.
Mutuel pool: Short for "pari-mutuel pool," which is the sum of wagers on a race such as the win pool, daily double pool, exacta pool, etc.
Muzzle: Nose and lips of a horse; guard placed over an animal's mouth to prevent biting or eating.
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