What the abbreviations mean

The abbreviations tell you what happened; the numbers tell you where it happened.

Numbers
1: 1st bend (2: 2nd bend etc)
1/2: Between the 1st and 2nd bends
1-2: From the 1st bend all the way to the 2nd bend

So, ‘Chll1,Ld2/3-4’ means ‘Challenged for the lead at the 1st bend; took the lead between the 2nd and 3rd bends; kept the lead until the 4th bend’.

A
ALd: Always led (led from start to finish)
Awk: Awkward (turned its head towards another dog rather than concentrating on the race)

B
Bd: Badly (BdBmp: badly bumped)
Blk: Balked (ran into another dog)
Bmp: Bumped by another dog

C
Chll: Challenged for the lead
Ck: Checked (hesitated)
CmAgn: Came again (put in another big effort)
CmOffLm: Came off lame (was found to be injured after the race)
Crd: Crowded by other dogs
Crmp: Had an attack of the cramp

D
dht: Dead heat
DInt: Deliberately interfered with another dog during the race
Dist: Finished a long distance behind the rest of the dogs
dnf: Did not finish
DrwClr: Drew clear

E
Eased: Slowed down (usually approaching a bend)
EP: Showed early pace on the run up
EvAw: Even away (came out of the traps level with the other dogs)

F
Fcd-Ck: Forced to check to avoid running into another dog
FcdWd: Forced to run wide around the bend
Fdd: Faded

G
GdMiddle: Ran well up the back straight (the middle section of the race)

H
HldOn: Held on (kept the lead despite coming under pressure from another dog)

I
Imp: Impeded by another dog

K
KO: Knocked over

L
Lckd: Lacked (LckdEP: Lacked early pace)
Ld: Led
LftClr: Left clear (after other dogs collided)
Lm: Lame (i.e. was injured during the race)

M
Mid: Ran in the middle of the track
MsdBk: Missed break (came out of the traps late)
MsdTrbl: Missed trouble (avoided a collision affecting other dogs)
MvdOff: Moved off (left a gap for other dogs to pass on the inside)

N
NrLn: Near the finishing line
NvrShwd: Never showed (did not look competitive at any stage)

Q
QAw: Quick away (a fast start)

R
Rls: Ran close to the rails
RnIn: Run-in (the closing stages of the race)
RnOff: Ran off the track at the bend
RnOn: Ran on (i.e. kept going)
RnUp: Run-up (the run from the traps to the first bend)

S
SlAw: Slow away (started slowly)
StkRl: Struck the inside rail when going round the bend
Stmb: Stumbled
Stppd: Stopped
StrFn: Strong finish (came with a late run)
Stt: Start (StmbStt: Stumbled start – almost fell over coming out of the traps)
Styd: Stayed (kept running strongly all the way to the line)

U
UpWthTrps: Rose up on hind legs as the traps opened

V
V: Very (VQAw: Very quick away)

W
W: Ran wide at the bend
Wtd: Slowed down when leading and waited for other dogs to catch-up