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Glossary

Blinkers

A form of headgear worn by the horse, consisting of a hood with cups around the eyes. They are use to limit a horse’s vision and reduce distractions, with the aim of making it concentrate. A horse wearing blinkers is denoted on a racecard by a small ‘b’ next to the horse’s weight (b1 indicates that the horse is wearing blinkers in a race for the first time).