The following video tutorials have been created to assist members.
Launched on 27th February 2019 in a development phase, this is a tool I have been working on for some time. The purpose is to quickly identify notable characteristics in a snapshot. I have big plans for this tool and will be working on it regularly in the coming months and expanding upon it - as with every single tool on this site I will listen to your feedback. Thanks, Chris
Current stage (7th June 2019) - 95 Shortcuts are included, Multiple Shortcuts (up to 5) extensively tested and seems stable. I have added an option for tomorrows racing and am now running tests on it.
Current Inclusions in Multicuts FeatureRan at same time last year (within 7 days either side)
Gambled on in Last Race? (5 points+ odds movement)
Horses who have previously won at Group/Graded/Listed level
Horses Runs Since Gelded (max 5)
First run since wind op
Second run since wind op
Third run since wind op
Horses running over shorter distance than LR
Horses running over longer distance than LR
Horses with different headgear v LR
Horses who won at same track as today in last race
Horses running in higher grade for first time
Horses running in lower grade for first time
Horses who have changed Trainer since last run
Horses Running First Time in Headgear Combination
Horses Running Second Time in Headgear Combination
Horses running in NH hurdles whose last race was on Flat/AW
Horses Running First Time in Tongue Tie
Horses Running for Second Time with a Tongue Tie
Horses Who have won in a Higher Class
Horses gelded since last run
Horses running first time on the AW (but have ran on turf
Horses running first time for trainer on the AW (but have ran on AW previously for different trainer
Jockeys making a claim
Jockeys making a claim, Non Claimer LR
Jockeys with only 1 ride today (all tracks combined)
Jockeys who are the only making a claim in the race
Horses running over Shorter Distance and in Lower Grade vs LR
Horses who have won over distance, going and in class
Horses with previous same code run, back to Flat/AW after running in hurdle LR
Horses who placed at the same going and distance in their last race
Horses entered today who were non runners in last week
Horses carrying a penalty
Horses who have won at the festival before
Horses who are the only runner in todays race that won last race
Horses who are the only track winner in todays race
Horses entered today and tomorrow
Horses in the race who are one of up to max two in the field who placed in last race
Horses who are the only distance winner in todays race
Horses who are the only track/distance winner in todays race
Horses who are the only going winner in todays race
Jockeys/Trainers with same surname
Jockeys Having First Ride At Track
Trainers Having First Runner At Track
Horses Running First Time in a Handicap
Horses Running First Time in Seller/Claimer
Horses Running First Time in a Bumper
Horses Running First Time in a Hurdle
Horses Running First Time in a Chase
Trainers with only 1 runner at track
Trainers with 1 Runner on day
Jockeys with 1 Ride at track
Jockeys with only 1 ride at track / Trainers with only 1 runner at track (COMBINED)
Jockeys with only 1 ride on day / Trainers with only 1 runner on day (COMBINED)
Horses Running In Higher Grade Than Last Race
Horses Running In Lower Grade Than Last Race
Horses Running In Higher Grade Than 2nd Last Race
Horses Running In Lower Grade Than 2nd Last Race
Horses Running In Higher Grade Than 3rd Last Race
Horses Running In Lower Grade Than 3rd Last Race
Jockeys down to ride at 2 or more tracks
Jockey/Trainer combinations with 2 or more rides
Horses who have previously won after a break
Horses Recompeting Race Entered Last Year
Trainers with entry in race they won last year
Horses Ran 5+ times and have never won
Horses Ran 5+ times and have never placed
Horses Ran 10+ times and have never won
Horses Ran 10+ times and have never placed
Horses - Track Winners
Horses - Distance Winners
Horses - Track/Distance Winners
Horses - Beaten Favourite in Last Race
Horses - Beaten Favourite in Last 2 Races
Horses - Track Placed
Horses - Track/Distance Winner in LR
Jockeys who have ridden horse more than once
Jockeys who are riding the horse for the first time
Jockeys who have previously won on the horse
Trainers 14Day% double or better than 2yr%
Horses Running Again Quickly
Horses running after layoff (365 days+)
Horses running after layoff (180 days+)
Furthest Travellers (Miles) (for multicuts showing if in the top 20)
Horses running off 10 or more less OR (same code last 10 runs)
Horses who won their last race
Horses who won their last two races
Horses who won their last three races
Horses who placed in last three races
Horses who have ran at least once and are unbeaten
Trainers with 2 or more runners in a race
Trainers with runners at 2 or more tracks
Trainers/Owners link (potentially!)
Odds Tracker Help
The Live Odds Tracker feature is available to members who like to follow horses who are either drifting or steaming in the market. Of course a horse who remains at the same price all day can also be of interest.
Stat Attack Help
The Stat Attack feature is designed to allow members control over an enormous number of statistics relevant to the days racing. The purpose is to cater to the differing beliefs and ideas of members to quickly identify the data that may be of interest.
Stat Attack Extra Help
The Stat Attack Extra feature is an extension to the Stat Attack facility. It differs in that it simply lists a complete table of statistics side by side for your perusal. It is particularly useful when looking for a horse who meets a particular set of characteristics.
The shortcuts section is a very popular part of HorseRaceBase. It is a very simple yet invaluable area for those wishing to access instant answers to data queries.
The results section is of course one of the most commonly visited areas of HorseRaceBase. Here are some helpful pieces of information.
The trends section allows you to explore potential angles in terms of well known races such as Group races on the flat, Graded races in National Hunt and valuable handicaps. Here are some helpful pieces of information.
A common area to visit will be the statistics section. Here you can access a vast array of statistics, which grows in line with member requests and feedback. Although the statistics should be easy to understand, here are some helpful pieces of information.
Using daily race cards and tools
Daily Cards & Tools Video Overview. One of the most commonly visited areas of the site is the daily race cards and tools. They are designed to be as easy to use as possible and should hopefully be self explanatory, however below are some helpful hints and general pieces of information.
How to set up My Notes (For individual Horses, Jockeys, Trainers & Races)
Saving Notes Video Tutorial. There will be many reasons you may wish to record a note against a horse, trainer, jockey or race. Doing so in HorseRaceBase is an easy process. Please follow the step by step guide below.
My Daily Report Help
As a HorseRaceBase member, you can create a customisable report which will be available to you on a daily basis. The purpose of the My Daily Report feature is to accomodate the massively varying needs of different members. Users should be aware of the following -
Daily Reports Video Overview. The daily reports for Jockeys and Trainers include at-a-glance information regarding each Jockey or Trainer who has rides/runners scheduled for horse racing in the UK and Ireland on chosen date. You can arrange the order of the report as you deem appropriate by clicking the relevant heading, the page will immediately reload with your preference applied. You can download the report into excel. Note the 7 Day Form option is not in the download as its workings are not passable.
Below is information pertaining to each of the elements within the report. (reading from Right To Left)
Last 14 Days/2 Years Details
These options relate to the time period specified in the Box above the column. The time period relates to the 14 days or 2 years immediately prior to today. This means if you are viewing racing on 17th October 2011 - the 14 Days stats relate to horse races between 3rd to 16th October 2011. The 2 Year stats would relate to the 730 days immediately prior to the days horse racing.
The daily reports for official ratings are designed for those who closely study the movement in a horse's official rating over a period of time. For all horses its current official rating is shown alongside the last 10 official ratings within the same sphere of race (Flat, Hurdle or Chase). The final column 'Move' shows the difference between the highest official rating achieved in these 10 races compared to current.
The download report includes additional information concerning the minimum, average, top and winners official ratings in each of the 10 previous races. These columns refer to each of the horses last ten races and show the minimum rating (lowest carried by any horse in that race - column shortened to MIN), average rating (average of all horses who started that race - column shortened to AVG), maximum (highest rating of any horse in that race - column shortened to MAX), winning (the OR of the horse that won that race - column shortned to WIN). For example a value of 63 in column Min5 signifies that on the horse's fifth last race the lowest official rating carried by any horse in the race was 63, a value of 76 in column Win7 signifies that on the horse's seventh last race the winners official rating was 76.
Some of the column headings in the OR report are listed below, if you are unsure of any please contact Chris.
Choosing/Changing Your Password
I stress the importance of a secure password. Below are some tips for a strong password and a sensible approach. To change your password go to the My Account area and choose the Change Password option
Usage of Cookies on the site
I was contacted by several members who felt place statistics displayed on the site should reflect only the number of non-winning placed runs. Hence I created an option within the My Account area to allow this to be possible.
The standard set-up will show place statistics to include wins within the figures however if you wish to amend this, you can do so easily by using this option. To give an example, by choosing to exclude wins, if you were examining the form of a horse who had won twenty times out of twenty runs, the place stats would show 0. The standard practice used by HorseRaceBase would show 20 (as a winning run also pays out for a place). The choice of how you prefer to view place statistics is entirely yours with this option.
Within the My Account Settings area you can choose how you wish to display odds on the site. As standard for new accounts the site displays odds as numerical including the stake. Other options are numerical excluding the stake and the traditional fractional format (example 10/3). Go to My Account and choose the 'Change Odds Display' option if you wish to amend how they appear.
Daily Speed Tool Assistance
The Speed tab within the Cards & Tools section is an area solely created to meet the requests of members. I stress this because I personally do not use speed figures in my own research, however the area proves popular and therefore I continue to provide it. The Speed Ratings displayed are calculated using an extremely complex set of stages however below is a summary of the process -
The Speed area offers much potential and I will continue to develop it in line with member feedback.
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