How Speed Ratings Are Compiled, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08

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How Speed Ratings Are Compiled CompiledSpeed Speed ratings appearing in DAILY RAGING FORM past performances are based on a comparison of each horses running tune with the track record The track record will receive a standard rating of 100 thus a horse equaling the record will have a speed rating of 100 For each onefifth second slower than the track record one point is deducted Therefore the rating for a horse running his race two and onefifth seconds slower than the track record receives a speed rating of 89 100 minus 11 11EXAMPLE EXAMPLE EXAMPLETrack Track record 110 Rating figure 100 100Winners Winners time 110 Rating 99 99Tune Tune of second horse 110 97 97Time Time of third horse 111 95 95Time Time of fourth horse 111 93 93Time Time of fifth horse 111 91 91One One point the equivalent of onefifth second is deducted from the rating for each length the horse is beaten Thus a horse beaten four lengths hi a sixfurlong race run in 111 rating of 100 where the track record is 110 is tuned in 111 receiving a speed rating of 91 91Where Where a horse breaks the track record his speed rating will exceed the standard rating of 100 by one point for each onefifth second faster than the track record Thus if the record is 110 and a horse is timed in 109 his speed rating will be 102

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