Posts Tagged N4X

May 24 2013

Restricted Allowance Races (N1X, N2X, etc.)

Class Moves After Maiden Win

In a prior article we introduced the “Class Pyramid,” showing the various levels of class in Thoroughbred Horse Racing.  Today we’ll review the first Move “Up The Class Ladder” that a horse will encounter in his/her career.  It directly follows them “Breaking Their Maiden.”

As we explained in the article on Maidens, there are two general classes of Maidens.  In this article we are going to focus on what generally happens after a horse wins a Maiden Special Weight race.  Winners of these races move up to Allowance races the majority of the time.  In a another article we’ll explain what usually happens to winners of Maiden Claiming races following their first victory.