Starter Handicaps and Starter Allowance races are for horses that have started for a certain claiming price since a certain date.
A starter allowance gives a weight allowance for horses that meet certain conditions.
A Starter Handicap has the weight assigned by the Racing Secretary or Track Handicapper.
What is a starter in horse racing?
Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images. By Mary Hope Kramer. Updated December 16, 2018. Starters oversee horse racing events to ensure that horses are safely and efficiently loaded into the starting gate.
What is an allowance horse race?
An allowance race is one in which the runners run for a higher purse than in a maiden race. These races usually involve conditions such as “non-winner of three lifetime.” A claiming race is one in which the horses are all for sale for more or less the same price (the “claiming price”) up until shortly before the race.
What is a Grade 1 horse race?
Group One, Group 1, Grade I or G1 is the term used for the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races in many countries. To attain or maintain a Group One status, the average rating for the first four finishers in the race must be 115 or higher over a three year period.
What is a starter race?
Demystifying the Starter Allowance Race. By definition, a starter allowance race, sometimes also called a starter handicap, is a race for horses that have started for a specific claiming price since a certain date.