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Place that is designed for horse races; it is made up of an oval track (flat or with obstacles) and stands.
Mobile, compartmentalized barrier behind which the horses line up before the start; at a signal, all the compartment gates open at the same time.
Straight line between the far turn and the finish line; it constitutes the last sprint before the end of the race.
Space reserved for spectators.
Space reserved for the track judges who establish the horses’ order of arrival at the finish line, using the videotape if necessary.
Line that marks the end of a race; a video camera helps identify the winner when the horses are bunched very close together.
Area where the horses and their jockeys are presented to the public before a race.
Display board that shows the various data on the race (such as class and betting information); it sometimes has a giant screen.
First turn after the start and near the clubhouse; the jockeys try to position their horses on the inside track to reduce the distance to cover.
Building that houses various services such as bar, restaurant, glassed-in stands and betting booths.
Building where the horses are boarded and cared for.
Straight part on the side opposite the stands.
Markers that are placed at regular intervals along the track so that jockeys can assess the distance still to cover.
Last turn; the homestretch begins at the exit from it.