Going Information & Help
The going conditions can dramatically affect the outcome of a horse race. How the
horse handles the ground underfoot is obviously one thing but there are many other factors involving the going to consider when studying
horse racing form, hence the reason you will find yourself referring to it frequently.
This page is a reference source to provide confirmation of the different types of going used and also, shortened versions and
other relevant data.
- Going types
- Going in the system builder
- Going analysis help
The below table shows each going description in operation in horse races throughout the UK and Ireland,
in the adjoining columns you can view the shortened text (seen in various parts of the site as an abbreviation)
and the three comparitive going types used in the Going Analysis section of
||Comparison 1||Comparison 2||Comparison 3|
||Standard To Fast||Standard||Standard To Slow|
||Good To Firm||Good||Good To Soft|
||Good To Firm||Good To Soft||Yielding|
|Good To Firm||GD-FM
||Firm||Good||Good To Soft|
|Good To Soft||GD-SFT
|Good To Yielding||GD-YLD
||Good To Soft||Yielding||Good|
||Firm||Good To Firm||Good|
||Soft To Heavy||Soft||Good To Soft|
||Standard To Slow||Standard||Standard To Fast|
||Good To Soft||Soft To Heavy||Yielding To Soft|
|Soft To Heavy||SFT-HVY
||Soft||Heavy||Good To Soft|
||Standard To Fast||Standard To Slow||Good|
|Standard To Fast||STD-FST
||Standard||Standard To Slow||Good|
|Standard To Slow||STD-SLW
||Standard||Standard To Fast||Good|
||Yielding To Soft||Good To Yielding||Good To Soft|
|Yielding To Soft||YLD-SFT
||Yielding||Good To Yielding||Soft|
With the Going setting, you can select certain going conditions.
Your selection will limit the query to races that fall within the specified types of going.
- Choosing Good to Soft, Heavy & Standard returns only races with these going types.
- Choosing Firm alone returns only races run on Firm ground.
- Choosing Good in Going (LR) setting returns only horses whose previous run was run on Good ground.
Going analysis help
The horses performance on similar going conditions to todays is something many horse racing punters
take very seriously. In the Going Analysis layout you can quickly and effectively obtain a picture of which horses may or may not
be suited by the days conditions, by looking at past performance when going on the same type of ground and in other similar types.
Going Analysis Display
In addition to the horse display (click for full form record) there are 5 further columns with the first listing the
anticipated going in the race today and the others showing similar types of going.
Each of these columns shows the horses runs, wins and places in the relevant going test.
For example if you saw 5 under Runs, 3 under Wins and 3 under Places in a column headed GOOD, this signifies the
horse in the left hand column of the table has ran 5 times on good going and won/placed 3 times.