A permanent, indelible mark on the inside of the upper lip used to identify the horse. In Quarter Horses the letter/number combination is five numbers or four numbers ending in a letter. In Thoroughbreds, it is a letter followed by five numbers.
Congratulations to photographer Casey Phillips on winning this week's Fan Photo Contest!
From Casey: "Arguably the BEST smile in Thoroughbred racing belongs to Mike Smith, here in the Winner's Circle at Del Mar after winning the G1 Bing Crosby on Points Offthebench." Want in? E-mail a .jpg and brief cation to firstname.lastname@example.org