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Breeders' Cup
Thoroughbred racing's year-end championships conducted on back-to-back days at a different racetrack each year, consisting of 14 races, and with purses and awards totaling over $25 million.  

Breeding Fund
A state fund set up to provide bonuses for state-breds.  

Breeze (Breezing)
Working a horse at a moderate speed, less effort than handily.  

Bridge Jumper
A person who wagers large amounts of money, usually on short-priced horses to show, hoping to realize a small, but certain profit. The term comes from the structure these bettors may seek if they lose.  

Bridle
A piece of equipment, usually made of leather or nylon, which fits on a horse's head and is where other equipment, such as a bit and the reins, are attached 

Broodmare
A filly or mare that has been bred and is used to produce foals.  

Brush
1) During a race, two horses who slightly touch each other. 2) Injury that occurs when one hoof strikes the inside of the opposite limb.  

Bucked Shins
Inflammation of the covering of the bone of the front surface of the cannon bone to which young horses are particularly susceptible. This is primarily a condition of the front legs.

Bug Boy
An apprentice rider.  

Bulbs (of the heel)
The two areas on either side of the back of the foot, similar to the heel of the hand.  

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