Horse racing is full of statistics and information. This can appear overwhelming but it's what makes the sport so compelling for so many. Once the racegoer knows what to look for, the racecard gives you all the key information on the runners and riders as well as some quick and simple clues to help pick a winner. All the necessary information is on the race card, including the times of each race and the distance the races are run over.
It lists all the runners and riders and will also highlight the colours worn by the jockeys and their saddlecloth numbers. Each owner has their own colours registered with Horse Racing Ireland. When two or more jockeys are riding for the same owners, their caps will have different markings to allow for easy identification. Some useful abbreviations relating to the sex of the horse that you will find on the race card are; C= Colt, H=Horse, G=Gelding, F= Filly and M= Mare.