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Horse Racing Data

This page provides data on miscellanous horse racing data, it is more than likely you will be redirected here to the appropriate content for help with your horse racing system but you may also use the menu to navigate to any section.

Contents
Racing Rules & Classification
  1. Race Date
  2. Major Races
  3. Prize Money
  4. Beginners, Maidens, Novices & Nursery
  5. National Hunt Race Types
  6. Claimers, Sellers & Hunters
  7. Age Restrictions
  8. Number of runners
  9. Race Class
  10. Race Category
  11. Long-list Race Category
Horse Characteristics
  1. Horse
  2. Horse Colour
  3. Sex of Horse
  4. Horse Age
  5. Previous Finishing Positions
  6. Subsequent Data of Previous Race
  7. Horse Runs (365 days)
  8. Horse Runs (90 Days)
  9. Days Since Runs
  10. Days Between Runs
  11. Runs Since Win
  12. Percentage of Horses Beaten
Comparison Data
  1. Age Position
  2. Position in Prize Money Won
  3. Comparison Versus Previous Races
  4. Runs, Win, Place & Strike Rate Form options
  5. 'In Race' categories
  6. Non Completers (LR)
  7. Pos Win Strike
  8. Pos Place Strike

DATES (Day of week, Month of Year and Year)

With the Dates settings, you can specify which time period you wish to include in your query by specifying days of the week, months and years as required.

  • 2006 & Friday limits query to all races run on a Friday in 2006, irrelevant of which month.
  • Friday limits to all races run on a Friday in any year and any month.
  • 2006 limits to all races run in 2006.
  • September & Friday limits to all races run on a Friday in September irrespective of the year.

PRIZE MONEY

With the Prize Money setting, you can specify a value range classifying the amount of money paid to the winner.

  • Setting between 5000 & 10000 will limit query to races where the winner received an amount greater than or equal to 5000 and less than or equal to 10000.
  • Setting between 5000 & 10000 in the Prize Money (LR) setting will limit query to horses whose previous race had a value to the winner greater than or equal to 5000 and less than or equal to 10000.

MAJOR RACES

With the Major Races setting, you can specify whether the race was a Group. Listed or Graded Race.

  • Selecting Group 1 and Group 2 limits query to only these races.
  • Selecting Group 1 in the Major Race (LR) setting limits query to horses whose previous run was in a Group 1.

BEG-MDN-NOV-NRS

With the Beg-Mdn-Nov-Nrs setting, you can specify whether the race was for Beginners, a Maiden, for Novices, a Nursery or was not one of these race types.

  • Selecting Maidens and None of These limits query to maidens or races that are not novices, beginners or nurseries.
  • Selecting Nurseries only would limit query to only nurseries.
  • Selecting Nurseries in the Beg-Mdn-Nov-Nrs (4LR) setting would limit query to only horses whose fourth last run was in a nursery.

NH RACE TYPES

With the NH Race-Types setting, you can specify whether the race was a chase, hurdle, national hunt flat or was not one of these race types.

  • Selecting Chase and None of These limits query to chase races and any other race that is not hurdle, stakes or NHflat.
  • Selecting Hurdle only would limit query to only hurdle races.
  • Selecting Hurdle in the NH Race-Types (LR) setting would limit query to only horses whose previous run was in a hurdle race.

CLAIM-SELLER-HUNTER

With the Claim-Seller-Hunter setting, you can specify whether the race was a claiming, selling or hunting race or was not one of these race types.

  • Selecting 'None of These' limits query to races that are not a claiming or selling race.
  • Selecting Selling only would limit query to only selling races.
  • Selecting Selling in the Claim-Seller (LR) setting would limit query to only horses whose previous run was in a selling race.
  • If you hit Go but select no options. You will return to the Builder page and nothing will have changed.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

In all races one of the rules for participants is the age of the horse - for example the race may only be open to 3 year olds or specifically assigned for horses aged 5 years or older. With the Age Restrictions setting, you can specify whether the race was limited to horses of a certain age group. Please note to actually set the horse age you should use that category, only the restrictions in place within the racing entry rules are affected by these categories.

  • Selecting 4yo+ & 4yo limits your query to only races which were for 4yo+ or for 4yo only.
  • Selecting 5yo+ in the Previous Age Restrictions setting means your query is specifically for horses who ran in a race for horses aged 5 years or older last time out.

NUMBER OF RUNNERS

With the Number of Runners setting, you can specify a range which classifies how many horses ran in the race. Your selection will limit the query to races with a number of runners within the specified range.

  • Choosing between 6 & 11 limits your query to races that had 6,7,8,9,10 or 11 horses going under starters orders.
  • Choosing between 7 & 7 limits query to only races with 7 runners
  • Choosing between 5 & 9 in the Number of Runners (LR) setting limits your query to horses whose previous race had 5,6,7,8 or 9 horses going under starters orders.

RACE CLASS

With the Race Class setting, you can select race classes in the UK as required (Irish races do not have classes of this nature and will be excluded). Your selection will limit the query to races that fall within the classes chosen.

  • Choose classes 1, 2 and 4 and only races with this classing will be included in your query.
  • Choose class 5 alone and only races in this class will be included in your query.
  • Choosing classes 1 & 2 in the Class (LR) setting, limits your query to horses whose last run was in a class 1 or 2 race.

RACE CATEGORY

With the Race Category setting, you can specify whether you wish to include National Hunt, Flat, All Weather or any combination of these types of racing. Your selection will limit the query to races falling into those categories chosen.

  • Choose Flat to limit query to Flat Races only.
  • Choose National Hunt and All Weather to exclude Flat races
  • If you select Flat in RACE CATEGORY (LR) your query will only include horses whose previous run was on the Flat.
  • Selecting All Weather in RACE CATEGORY (2LR) will only include horses whose second last run was on the All Weather.
  • Should you select all 3 categories, only the first 2 will be used, To include all do not use these categories

Long-list Race Category

This is a category requested by many members, it allows the type of race to be specified to an exact level. It is very important to use the category properly or you will run into problems. Here, the race type is split to one complete level - for example you could choose a Handicap Hurdle and a Non Handicap Chase in the one query - we personally would not recommend using this category as it can lead to backfitted systems, but the choice is yours!

  • Only selected race types are included, this category differs substantially from the other race type categories in that you are specifying to an exact race type level instead of a generalised one.
  • To only include horses who were either in Selling Hurdles or Claimers you would tick and limit to those options.

HORSE

With the Horse setting, you can specify a particular horse and look only at his/her runs in your query.

  • If you want your query only to include Best Mate's runs, enter best mate, best or mate in the text box, then select it from the dropdown.
  • If you hit Go but select no options. You will return to the Build page and nothing will have changed.

HORSE COLOUR

With the Horse Colour setting, you can limit your query to horses who are a certain colour.

  • If you want your query only to include Bay horses select it and press Go.
  • If you hit Go but select no options. You will return to the Build page and nothing will have changed.

SEX OF HORSE

With the Sex of Horse setting, you can specify male or female and look only at runs of horses matching your choice.

  • If you want your query only to include male horses, choose Male accordingly.
  • If you select Male and Female only one will be entered in the query, to include both dont use this setting.
  • If you hit Go but select no options. You will return to the Build page and nothing will have changed.

HORSE AGE

The age of the race horse can be a critical factor in races where the age of horses competing is varied. With the horse age category setting, you can specify the age of a horse at the time of running.


PLACING

With the Placing setting, you can specify the horse's finishing place in a run of your choice.

  • Selecting first, second & third will limit query to horses who finished first, second or third on their most recent run.
  • Selecting Fourth only would return only horses who were fourth in their last race.

SUBSEQUENT RUNS

This test looks at the horses last race and how many of the horses who competed against it had subsequently ran. It can be used well in conjunction with the Subsequent Strike options.

  • Setting between 5 and 8 means only horses whose previous race had since produced 5, 6, 7 or 8 subsequent runners are included.
  • Only the next run of each competitor from the previous race is evaluated (ie if Horse A had met Horse B who had since ran 5 times only its first run would be included).

SUBSEQUENT WINS/PLACES

This test looks at the horses last race and how many of the horses who competed against it had subsequently won. The same theory applies to the placings category.

  • Setting between 3 and 3 means only horses whose previous race had since produced exactly 3 subsequent winners are included.
  • Only the next run of each competitor from the previous race is evaluated (ie if Horse A had met Horse B who had since won 5 times only its first win would be included).

SUBSEQUENT STRIKE (Win & Win/Place)

Here you can breakdown/include only horses whose previous race has subsequently produced a strike rate based on the criteria you set.

  • Setting between 10 and 50% on Prev Race Subsequent Strike (win only) means only horses whose competitors on its previous run had since produced a win strike rate between these values will be included.
  • Only the next run of each competitor from the previous race is evaluated (ie if Horse A had met Horse B who had since ran 5 times only its first run would be included).

Horse Runs (365 days)

This category allows you to specify/test the number of times the horse had ran in the 365 days immediately prior to the race in question. For example the test period for a horse who ran on 1st January 2003 is 1st January 2002 to 31st December 2002.

  • To only include horses who had ran 5 times or more within the last 365 days, set Horse Runs (365 days) as between 5 and 100.
  • To only include horses who had not ran in the last 365 days, set Horse Runs (365 days) as between 0 and 0.
  • All runs are taken into account irrespective of race type, conditions etc

Horse Runs (90 days)

This category allows you to specify/test the number of times the horse had ran in the 90 days immediately prior to the race in question. For example the test period for a horse who ran on 1st May 2008 is the 90 days immediately prior finishing with 30th April 2008.

  • To only include horses who had ran once or twice within the last 90 days, set Horse Runs (90 days) as between 1 and 2.
  • To only include horses who had not ran in the last 90 days, set Horse Runs (90 days) as between 0 and 0.
  • All runs are taken into account irrespective of race type, conditions etc

DAYS SINCE RUN

With the Days Since Run setting, you can specify the number of days since a run of your choice.

  • Between 20 & 22 in the (LR) category would only include horses who were running 20, 21 or 22 days after their last run.
  • Between 1 & 1 in the (LR) category would only include horses who were running 1 day after their last run.
  • Setting Between 12 and 14 in the (2LR) option would mean the query would only include horses whose second last run was 12, 13 or 14 days previously.

DAYS BETWEEN RACES

With the Days Between categories, you can set the number of days between a horses previous runs.

  • Between 2 & 7 in the (LR & 2LR) category would only include horses whose last & second last races were between 2 and 7 days apart.
  • Between 1 & 1 in the (3LR & 4LR) category would limit the query to horses whose third and fourth last runs were on consecutive days.

HORSE/JOCKEY/TRAINER RUNS/RIDES SINCE WIN (+place)

With these tests you can check how many runs/rides since the horse, jockey or trainer last won/placed. The value would be 1 if winning last race.

  • Setting between 10 and 12 in the Horse Runs Since Win category means only horses whose last win came 10, 11 or 12 runs ago are included in the query.
  • Setting between 5 and 5 in the Jockey Rides Since Win category means only jockey whose last winner was ridden on their fifth last ride would be included.

AGE POSITION

With the Age Position category setting, you can specify the age bracket of the horse in comparison to those being competed against in that particular horse race.


POSITION IN PRIZE MONEY WON

This category allows you to specify a limitation on the position of the horse when comparing all those in the race with a test against prize money they have won in their previous wins. The test is completed by adding all previous winning prize money of each horse and then sorting. For example if all horses had won 1000 except one who had won 5,000 - that horse would be position 1 whereas the remainder would all be position 2.

  • To only include horses who had won the most money set between 1 and 1.
  • To only include horses who were worse than 9th in the test set between 10 and 40.

Non Completers (LR)

This category looks at the horses last race and counts the number of horses in that race who did not complete. This would be those who fell, pulled up were brought down etc. It includes the horse in question.

  • To only include horses whose last race had 1 non completer set between 1 and 1.
  • To only include horses whose last race had 10 or more non finishers set between 10 and 40.

Position in ordered win/place strike rate

These categories compare and order each of the horses winning or placed strike rates. The basic idea being you could select the horse with the best win or placed strike rate in the field. For example if you had set Pos Win strike as 1 then in a three horse race if Horse-A had a winning strike rate of 60%, Horse-B had a winning strike rate of 59% and Horse-C had a winning strike rate of 72% then it would be Horse-C who was included in the query.


COMPARISON V PREV RACES

These settings allow you to compare the conditions in the race being evaluated versus those in previous ones.

  • Set Going in Compare v LR to Same if you want to only include horses whose last run was on same going type as the evaluated run.

Runs, Win, Place & Strike Rate Form options

With these options you can limit your query to horses who have form of a certain type matching your specifications. The numeric format of the runs, wins and place options means you can limit to horses with a particular number of runs, wins or places. Alternatively you could set a broad range to allow any value within that range. The win strike rate options are calculated using the following rounded formula (Wins*100)/Runs. The place strike rate options are calculated using the following rounded formula ((Wins+Places)*100)/Runs.
These categories can work very well when used in conjunction with other similar types. For example a horse who has had 25% win strike rate could mean 1 win in 4, 2 in 8, 3 in 12 etc. To eliminate any horses who were relatively inexperienced in the category you are manipulating it may be appropriate to set runs at between 10 and 100. Another example may be if you used a Places category on its own it could be misleading (perhaps a horse has previous placed form over distance but it has had 30 other runs over distance with no joy), using the Runs or Strike Rate options may assist you here.

  • The Trainer & Jockey statistics relate to the 2 year (730 day) period immediately prior to the race being examined.
  • Horse (Any) indicates form in all previous races regardless of race type or conditions.
  • Horse (Class) indicates form in all previous UK races of same class as the days race.
  • Horse (Distance) indicates form in previous races over same distance as that days.
  • Horse (Going) indicates form in previous races over same going conditions as that days.
  • Horse (Jockey) indicates form in previous races when the jockey riding that day was on board.
  • Horse (Trainer) indicates form in previous races when sent out by that days trainer.
  • Horse (Track Distance) indicates form in previous races ran over the same distance and track as that days. It is important to note only form in the same category is taken into account for the track (Therefore if it was an AW race at Lingfield and horse previously won on Turf there it wouldnt count).
  • Horse (Course Direction) indicates form in previous races ran over a course of the same direction as that days.
  • Horse/Jockey/Trainer (Odds) indicates form in previous races where starting price was within 5 points of that days. The range included will vary depending on the starting price with a point being judged as movement in the scale of possible odds (created by including all starting prices in the database since 1997.. An example of this would be for a SP of 10/1 any previous runs when SP was 7/1, 15/2, 8/1, 17/2, 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 12/1, 14/1, 15/1, 16/1 would be included in the test).
  • Horse (Handicap+non) indicates previous form in the same race type as today (type being handicap or non-handicap). It is important to note the test is strictly defined to handicap or non-handicap depending on that days race type. For example a horse running in a handicap hurdle with a strike rate of 100% in this test could be based on a previous run in a flat Handicap.
  • Horse (NH Hcap/non) indicates previous form in the same handicap and national hunt status as today. Good examples for use would be Handicap Chases or Non Handicap Hurdles.
  • Horse (NH Race types) indicates previous form in National Hunt race types (hurdle, chase, nh flat or none of these) of the same category as todays. For example if you set Placings as between 3 and 5 your query would be limited to horses who had placed 3, 4 or 5 times in the same type as the run being judged.
  • Horse (Sell/Clm) indicates previous form in Sellers & Claimers combined. For example setting Sell/Clm Placed Strike Rate between 100 and 100 would limit your query to horses who had a 100% placed strike rate in Sellers and Claimers.
  • Horse/Jockey/Trainer (Track) indicates previous form at the track in same race category. It is important to note only form in the same category is taken into account for the track (Therefore if it was a flat race at Sandown and horse previously won over jumps there it wouldnt count).
  • Jockey/Trainer (2 Yr) (14 Day) (1yr) (30 day) indicates form of the jockey or trainer in the specified period. The test always relates to the period of time immediately prior to the run being judged. For example 1yr tests will look at the 365 days immediately prior to the race being tested.

HORSES/JOCKEYS IN RACE CATEGORIES (including %)

These categories allow you to limit your query to races with a certain characteristic about them. By setting the values as required you will be minimising your query to these types of races.

  • (HIR) Won Last Race details the number of horses in the field who won on their last outing.
  • (HIR) Won Last Race % details the percentage of horses in the field who won on their last outing.
  • (HIR) Place Last Race details the number of horses in the field who placed on their last outing.
  • (HIR) Place Last Race % details the percentage of horses in the field who placed on their last outing.
  • (HIR) Won at Distance details the number of horses in the field who had won over exact distance.
  • (HIR) Won at Distance % details the percentage of horses in the field who had won over exact distance.
  • (HIR) Won on Going details the number of horses in the field who had won on exact going.
  • (HIR) Won on Going % details the percentage of horses in the field who had won on exact going.
  • (HIR) Won at Track details the number of horses in the field who had at Track in same race category.
  • (HIR) Won at Track % details the percentage of horses in the field who had at Track in same race category.
  • (HIR) Won at Track/Distance details the number of horses in the field who had at Track/Distance in same race category.
  • (HIR) Won at Track/Distance % details the percentage of horses in the field who had at Track/Distance in same race category.
  • (HIR) 1 Prev Run details the number of horses in the field who had run at least once previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) 1 Prev Run % details the percentage of horses in the field who had run at least once previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) 2 Prev Run details the number of horses in the field who had run at least twice previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) 2 Prev Run % details the percentage of horses in the field who had run at least twice previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) 5 Prev Run details the number of horses in the field who had run at least five times previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) 5 Prev Run % details the percentage of horses in the field who had run at least five times previously in UK or Ireland.
  • (HIR) Ran Last 30 Days details the number of horses in the field who had run at least once in the previous 30 days.
  • (HIR) Ran Last 30 Days % details the percentage of horses in the field who had run at least once in the previous 30 days.
  • (HIR) Ran Last 90 Days details the number of horses in the field who had run at least once in the previous 90 days.
  • (HIR) Ran Last 90 Days % details the percentage of horses in the field who had run at least once in the previous 90 days.
  • (HIR) Sexes Competing looks at whether Males, Females or both competed in the race.
  • (JIR) Making a Claim details the number of jockeys riding in the race who were claiming an allowance.
  • (JIR) Making a Claim details the percentage of jockeys riding in the race who were claiming an allowance.
  • To only include races where all jockeys were claiming allowance, set (JIR) Making a Claim as between 100% and 100%
  • To only include races where only 1 horse had previously won on exact going, set (HIR) Won on Going as between 1 and 1.
  • To only include races where at least half the field had ran in last 90 days, set HIR Ran Last 90 Days as between 50% and 100%

Percentage of Horses Beaten categories

These categories allow you to specify the number of horses beaten in the horses previous race(s). This can be useful when dealing with scenarios when you believe simply stipulating a placing is not sufficient as perhaps there were only a few runners in the race. The calculation is worked out by examining the number of runners in the race and the finishing position of the horse. For example if a horse finishes first he has beaten 100% of the field. If a horse finishes 2nd of 3 he has beaten 50% of the field.


Headgear

The headgear worn by the horse can sometimes have an impact on its performance, for example it may help the horse to concentrate and not be so distracted. This category allows you to specify for example that the horse was wearing blinkers. Other types of headgear include cheekpieces and hood.


Tongue Tie

Specify if a horse was wearing a tongue tie or not.

Horse Origin

After each horses name you will see letters such as (IRE) meaning Ireland, this category allows you to narrow to horses of your choice with country of origin characteristics.

Special Rules

Min/Max Qualifiers
With these special rules you can specify to the builder that your system must only contain a certain number of qualifiers perraces, either maximum or minimum (or both) For example if you were using the position in the market category and only wanted to see results when there was only 1 matching qualifier per race you would set Max Qualifiers as 1.

Dam and Dam Categories (abbreviated as D-)

The dam is the horses mother, the dam categories look at statistics of the dams progeny in various tests.
D-Run - the number of progeny runners for the test.
D-Win - the number of progeny winners for the test.
D-Win% - the winning strike rate of progeny for the test.
D-(P/L) - The profit/loss of progeny for the test
(2003-) - All from 2003 to the date being evaluated.
(Age) - All dam progeny who were same age as the evaluated horse when they ran.
(Distance) - Dam progeny stats over same distance as the evaluated race.
(Track) - Dam progeny stats at the same track as the evaluated race.
(Going) - Dam progeny stats on same going type as the evaluated race.
(Class) - Dam progeny stats in the same class as the evaluated race.

Placed?

Was the horse placed in the named run - yes or no. Example - select all horses who were placed on their second last run using the category '(2LR) Placed?'

Days Since Run

The number of days since the named run of the horse. Example you could use (LR) Days Since Run to find horses whose last race was 4 days ago or (3LR) Days Since Run to select horses whose third last run was over 2 years ago.

% H- Beaten

The percentage of horses who finished behind the evaluated horse. Example (2LR) % H-Beaten could be used to find horses who beat 33% or more of their competitors on their third last run.

Miscellaneous Categories

Class Move

Class Move refers to the difference in class between the last run of the horse and this run. As there are is no class system in place in Ireland the "Class Move" category automatically excludes Irish races - the v4 System Builder has a category "Class Move (inc Irish)", which uses the prize money of the race to allocate a UK Class, this is obviously an estimate and those who use the category should be aware.

Classes are treated as G1,G2,G3, Listed+C1,C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7.

As an example if a horse was moving from a class 4 race to Class 2 then this is regarded as Up 2. As another example a horse who runs in a Grade 1 and then drops to class 4 company is treated as Down 6.

Distance Move

Distance Move is the distance in the trip this time compared to the last race. Up 1 furlong means the horse is stepping up in distance by 1 furlong, perhaps from 5f to 6f as an example. This category can obviously be used well in conjuction with the race distance.

OR Move 10

OR Move 10 looks at the official ratings of the horse in the last 10 events it competed in within the same sphere (Flat, Hurdle or Chase) and takes the maximum rating allocated during this time. It then shows the difference betweeen that maximum mark and the one it is running off today. As an example a horse with figure of -12 is running off an official rating twelve lower than the maximum it has ran off in its past ten runs. This category should really only be used in conjunction with handicaps. It can also be used to judge horses receiving their first Official Rating and this can lead to some interesting angles.

Stalls Analyser

Stalls Analyser is the score created by the HRB tool of the same name -10 is poor, 10 is good. The score is based on the success of the stall positioning on previous races at the track, distance and with similar runners (and various other tests involving scenarios such as these).

Fav Track Strike Rate

Fav Track Strike Rate is quite simply the strike rate of favourites at the track in the last 2 years. It is a communal figure for all runners.

Surface

Surface refers to the type of running surface being used. Polytrack and Fibresand are All Weather types. The turf tracks are either described as Flat if there are no undulations, minor undulations if there some, undulating if its noticable and very undulating if its a particularly undulating track. THE Horse Performance on Surface categories are fairly straight forward, however one special rule is that tests on Slightly undulating and Undulating surfaces also take into account performance on the more undulating ground. Example if its undulating and the horse can handle Very undulating then this is worth noting and hence taken into account for the test.

Jockey Race Type

Jockey Race Type shows whether the race was limited to Amateurs, Conditionals, Lady Riders etc.

Best Place

The Best Place 3,5 & 10 categories show the best position achieved by the horse in that number of races.


Pounds Clear / Pounds Ahead

Pounds Clear is the number of pounds ahead of the next weighted horse. If there is a horse on the same weight it will be classed as 0 pounds ahead. As an example if the top weighted horse is 10-3 and the next highest weighted horse is 10-0 then the top weighted horse is 3 pounds ahead. Note the main category uses the Weight category for calculations (actual weight) whereas the category marked (ex clm) excludes the Jockeys Claim from the calculation.



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