Rabbit: A speed horse expected to set a fast pace for the half of an entry, usually a come-from-behind horse.
Racing secretary: Official who drafts conditions of races and assigns weights for handicap events.
Rail (horse): Barrier on either side of racing strip; horse that prefer to run next to inside rail.
Rank: Horse that refuses to settle under rider's handling and runs in a headstrong manner without respect to pace.
Receiving barn: Structure for horses shipping in for a race without a stall at the track.
Refuse: When a horse won't break from the gate. Reins: Long straps, usually made of leather, that connect to the bit so the jockey can control the horse.
Reserved: Held for a particular engagement or race; held off the pace.
Ridden out: Horse that finishes a race under mild urging.
Roan: Horse color where the majority of the coat is a mixture of red and white hairs or brown and white hairs; mane, tail and legs may be black, chestnut or roan unless white markings are present.
Route: Race distance of a mile or longer,
Router: Horse that performs well at longer distances.
Run-out bit: Special type of bit to prevent a horse from bearing out (or in).
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