Chartwriter Comments

Greyhound Track Chartwriter's Terms Found In Comments Of Race Programs

Phrase

All alone
All the way
Always back
Always close
Almost held
Almost lasted

Beat box
Benefitted
Blocked
Box to Wire
Bumped

Came again
Cleared early
Closed ground
Collided

Despite trouble
Drawing out
Driving
DNF
Dull effort

Easily
Early speed
Even effort

Faded
Fast finish
Followed pace
Forced back
Forced Pace
Forced wide

Handily
Held Gamely

In at break
Interferred


MTK-Mid Track
Muzzle hanging

No room


Off stride
OOP
Outfinish
Outrun

Rail Early
Refused

Shut Off

Trailed

Weakened
Wide

Explanation

Won by a large margin
Led the entire way
Never in contention
Close to the leaders thruout the race
Leading late, beaten in photo
Was leading but caught near the finish line

Breaks much faster than others
Gains because of trouble with other dogs
No room when trying to move
Breaks first and leads the entire race
Sharp contact with another dog

Hard second effort to regain the lead
Ahead of bumping and jamming by other dogs in the early part of race
While not improving position greyhound closes distance to leader
Severe contact with another greyhound

In spite of trouble
Increasing lead
Racing hard with added effort
Did not finish
Poor performance

Won without serious challenge from other dogs
In contention in early part of race
Held position throughout

Dropping back
Pick up much ground in stretch
Good effort but no threat to leader
Caight in tight pack and pinched back
Threat to leader throughout
Forced wide by another greyhound

Won easily
Held to win under serious challenge

Goes directly to rail as soon as starting box opens
Judges comment,given to a greyhound that
intentionally impeded another greyhound

Greyhound ran in middle of track
Muzzle has slipped over nose - hanging on neck

Lacked racing room due to being very close
to another greyhound

Momentarily shortens stride, loses ground
Finished far back - Out Of Photo finish picture
Overtaken in stretch
Unable to match race pace of other dogs

Goes to rail in early stages of race
Failed to leave staring box

Blocked by other dogs, usually happems in turns

Far back

After running well, greyhound drops back
Greyhound runs on outside of track