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 Grace Holland, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!
From Grace: "Wee Alex, son of 2005 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex, gets a pat from his exercise rider during morning workouts at Keeneland Race Course." Want in? Send a .jpg and brief description to photos@NTRA.com for consideration!