Oaks: A stakes event for 3-year-old fillies.
Objection: Claim of foul lodged by rider, trainer or patrol judge after running of a race. If lodged by stewards, it's called an inquiry.
Odds-on: Odds of less than even money.
Official: Notice displayed when a race result is confirmed.
Off-track betting (OTB): Wagering at legalized betting outlets usually run by the tracks, management companies specializing in pari-mutuel wagering, or, in New York State, by independent corporations chartered by the state. Wagers at OTB sites are usually commingled with on-track betting pools. On the bit: When a horse is eager to run; also known as "in the bridle."
On the board: Finishing among the first three.
On the muscle: Denotes a fit horse.
On the nose: Betting a horse only to win.
Out of the money: A horse that finishes fourth or worse.
Overlay: A horse going off at higher odds than appears to warrant based on its past performances.
Overnight (race): A sheet published by the racing secretary's office listing entries for an upcoming racing card; a race in which entrees close a specific number of hours before running as opposed to a stakes race for which nominations close weeks and sometimes months in advance.
Overweight: Surplus weight carried by a horse when the rider can't make the required weight.
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