Definitions for "Black Type"
Keywords:  catalogue, boldface, won, stakes, horse
Informal term referring to all pattern (see below) and listed races. The term Black Type is significant because any horse that is placed in a group or listed race will be highlighted in bold black type in a sales catalogue as an unofficial sign of quality. This is important for the horse concerned, especially fillies, but also for other related horses who come to auction in years to come.
boldface type used in sale catalogs to distinguish horses that have won or placed in stakes races.
A horse that wins a Group or Listed race earns "black type", i.e. this achievement will be noted in the sales catalogue in BOLD or "black" type for any progeny of this horse.