Race Card

Harness Race Card

A harness race card is a printed program containing details about a horse race meeting. It usually lists the scheduled races, the names of the horses, and other pertinent race information. A harness race card helps bettors make an informed betting choice.

Move your mouse over the sample harness race card below to view a description of the information presented.

Symbols and Abbreviations

Track Conditions

  • f - fast
  • sy - sloppy
  • gd - good
  • hy - heavy
  • sl - slow
  • my - muddy

Horse's Sex

  • f - filly
  • h - horse
  • c - colt
  • m - mare
  • g - gelding
  • rig - ridgling

Horse's Colour

  • B - bay
  • Ch - chestnut
  • Blk - black
  • Gr - grey
  • Br - brown
  • Ro - roan

Race Class Examples

  • Cnd - condition unavailable at printing time
  • 3000clm - $3,000 claiming
  • Nw2000L6 - non-winners of $2,000 in last 6 starts
  • Nw12000L - non-winners of $12,000 lifetime
  • Nw2pm - non-winners of 2 pari-mutuel races
  • W5001 - winners over $5,000
  • Hc - handicap race
  • Op4000clm - optional claiming $4,000
  • Qualifier - qualifying race
  • Qualifier-t&p - qualifying race for totters and pacers
  • Qualifier-h&d - qualifying race for horse and driver
  • ec - early closing
  • lc - late closing
  • Ffa - Free for All

Finish Information Symbols

  • ns - nose
  • dh - dead heat
  • hd - head
  • (dnf) - did not finish
  • nk - neck
  • p - placed
  • dis - distanced over 35 lengths
  • behind winner
  • dq - disqualified after race was declared official

Wagering Information Symbols

  • * - favourite
  • NB - no betting
  • f - field
  • NR - not reported
  • e - entry
  • bar - barred

HORSE RACE TRACKS

  • Aqueduct
  • Arlington Park
  • Belmont Park
  • Churchill Downs
  • Del Mar
  • more horse race tracks »

HARNESS RACE TRACKS

  • Balmoral Park
  • Cal Expo
  • Dover Downs
  • Hazel Park
  • Maywood Park
  • more harness race tracks »

GREYHOUND RACE TRACKS

  • Birmingham
  • Caliente
  • Corpus Christi
  • Dairyland
  • Daytona Beach
  • more greyhound race tracks »

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