How To Read Daily Racing Form Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-08

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/ BandcinSs Form ** 4 . HOW TO READ PAST PERFORMANCES WHAT ARE PAST PERFORMANCES? DAILY RACING FORM past performances are a transposition of DAILY RACING FORM charts. Every past performance line tells the story of how the particular horse you are interested in ran on a particular day. Everything you need to determine the probable result of a race is included in each thoroughbreds past performances. A brief study of each horses record will EXAMPLE Or PAST PERFORMANCES AN EXAMPLE OF PAST PERFORMANCES AS THEY APPEAR IN . _ . . . _ . . ,. . -h .: Runner. _, X r Good Mud u „ Runner. A 9 Superior Uul Mud Runner. DAILY RACING FORM Flhn t,ua X 1 1 ft B 4 D» Arbw-Wki« t«, by tmmmtm. ■■-ELIA X IW 1 g.4.% Aiild Oft !■ ***—** mLum % 3 ■■ ■ Breeder. W. L. WaH 1556 3 I • 1 ,450 Owner, J. N. Croft. Trainer. J Strong. ,000 1955 12 M 1 3 S1.38S 000 ■wFeb 7-56 S.A 6f1:1Wft 3e*120 43 3*1 2* 1"» Stout J» C8000 9I Wherrie 114 Zacawon 112 Fone Me 12 Feb3-563SA 7f1:23*rft 2± 115 125J 6*1 4? 4»l NadeauG? Alw82YutuU4 Jims Town 117 Pops PaMO n Jan28-563S.A 7f1:23%ft 7 115 8*1 7*3 45J 33J JohnsonTl Alw87 RoamingOscrIU HighDrittlQB Jonesy 12 - s Oec28-553S.A tc7f16ysfm 10 118 6«« 54 4« 321 NadeauG* Alw 102 Vigor 109 LigK Jean 111 Big Question 12 S ? " 2 Nov 9-555Jam landMMft 5 120*23 53 5« 6$ FisherR5 Alw 71 BnaiBrith 111 WhiHsBell 119 BigFIt 9 5 -*- m E E £ » No*. 9. 1955— Daily Racing Form Time. 1:44H. fast. £ Is 8 ° *" - -S • » * 3. Oct 7-555Bel 1,V 1:44»/sft 3 114 4« 53J 5H S ElliottW HcpO 84 Jacktown118 LeeMor118 BelovedMiss 12 £ E £ -? " - "sf "2 - -„ -S Sep29 55 Bel tXlMfl 2 119 23 th 3nk EMiottWS AlwM 89 Jut eJH5 MyHonvBee115 Bubblest m 12 1 1 5 Si S S 2 "I 8 « g 5 •*= g Sep2l-554Bel 11:44%ft 7i 114 4J 3* 1* 2* GonlezL* Mdn 86 Tordar 112 HotChocolate 114 OurGift 12 SsirGS w m in S cc Ci Z * E w Feb 7 SA 3-8 ft tXjh Feb 2 SA 1-2 ft :47%h Jan 29 SA 1m si 1:44%b The earnings fine, giving each horses racing record for the current and preceding year, is an important part of the complete ooV performances. In addition to the records themselves, it furnishes a duo to the class of races in which the horse has been running and reveals whether his earning capacity has increased or diminished in the years coverage. "M" in the record column indicates maiden. A "maiden" is a horse who at the time of starting, has never won a race on the flat m any country. A "maiden jumper" is one who has never won a steeplechase or hurdle race. MEANING OF EACH PAST PERFORMANCE CALL S. 5 111 j "2 § ORDER OF FINISH WITH WEIGHT S f • *?s " "8? • ~5S -» 5 "5 S * *m,iii s*w*s norse won second, third and *-. »_• g- £ « .£ ~ ri ±! §5! ** -6 % fourth horses are given. *" "C c « • *»- tr-a 1»"° -° ;= = S s= a .2 3 . •£ -£ £ • . i •• _ tJpSir- _, - - o *5 If second, first, third and fourth horses are .2 •£ 2 ° 2 o r -s- a * i? |sl §1 I* «K * 2 .5 • " uj£ «s » *S • ■ IS « m s= x_*v E ~S 4i % «■? W third, first, second and fourth horses are " *1 5 ! s !- fi| J ?*~ !f= :?- *f * ■ ill 5 *««■ | 5S 1 ? 5 2 1 ll 1 f 5l| Sf 5l| 5"! 5 2 1 I- =f If unplaced, first, second and third horses are | q™ z i— q iZ cj t3 s q tu;~ uj5= luwi ui.s u u 0t3* q™ shown. z Feb7-56 S.A 6f 1.104s ft 3e * 120 43 3?i 2h 1MSto«»J19 c8000 91 Wherrie 114 Zocowon 112 Fone Me 12 VARIOUS ABBREVIATIONS USED IN PAST PERFORMANCES SPEED RATINGS Speed ratings give a comparison of a horses running time with the record established at that track prior to the opening of the current meeting. If a horse equals the track record being used as a standard he is credited with a rating of 100. For each one-fifth of a second slower than that record one point is deducted. Thus, for a horse running the distance two and two-fifths seconds slower than the record, the speed rating is 88 100 minus 12 If a horse breaks the record his speed rating will exceed 100. A speed rating of 102 would indicate that a horse bettered the track standard by two-fifths of a second. To determine the final time of a horse other than the winner add one-fifth of a second for each length the horse is beaten by the winner. Thus a horse finishing sixth, beaten a total of seven lengths by the winner who ran the distance m MOs. would have run the distance in 1:11%. Speed ratings, in races where The Racing Form adds a footnote listing a running time that varies with the official track, time will be computed on the official track time and not the time taken bv the DAILY RACING FORM. NOTE— Prior to December 1. 1955 when a track record was broken the new time standard was used m calculating speed ratings for all subsequent races. However, under the new method, as explained above, a more accurate comparison will be maintained throughout the meeting. WORKOUTS The last line of a horses past performances shows his latest workouts, including the track over which he was trained, the condition of the track, the date of the trial, the time, and the manner in which the workout was accomplished. The track abbreviations used are the same as those used in the past performances. When the letters "til" follow the track abbreviation they indicate that the workout took place over the training track. All workouts are on the main track unless otherwise designated. The following abbreviations are used to describe how each horse worked b-breezing, e-easily. h handily, d-driving, o-all out. u-eased up. Where a small "g" follows one of the abbreviations it indicates that the horse began his trial by breaking from the starting gate. DISTANCE a When shown before distance indicates distance of race is "about" and not exact tc Shown before distance indicates race was run on the turf grass course. TRACK CONDITIONS Main Course: ft— fast, gd— good, sy— sloppy, si— slow, m— muddy, hy— heavy. Turf Course: hd— hard, fm— firm, sf— soft APPROXIMATE FINAL ODDS e When shown after odds indicates horse was a member of a stable entry, coupled in the wagering. f Denotes horse was a member of the mutuel field. * Indicates horse was favorite. APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES When a horse is ridden by an apprentice for whom an alflwance has been claimed one of the following symbols will appear next to the weight carried: § indicates a 2 or 3 pound weight allowance has been claimed this allowance varies in different states: * 5-pound allowance: t 7-pound allowance, A 10-pound allowance. DEAD-HEATS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS t When a horse finishes in a dead-heat or is disqualified, a dagger * will precede the jockeys name. This symbol will be repeated beneath the past performance line for that date followed by an explanation of what occurred. CLASSIFICATION OF RACE Mdn Maiden. AiwS Allowance Stake. AI«;M Maiden Allowance. HcpS Handicap Stake. HcpO Overnight Handicap. WfaS Weight-for-Age Stake. Wfa Weight-for-Age. ScwS Scale Weight Stake. SplW Special Weight. SpwS Special Weight Stake. Mtcb Match Race. Amount for which horse was entered to be claimed is Indicated by figures printed after jockeys name. Optional claiming races are indicated by a superior "o" immediately preceding or following the claiming price. Before claiming price "o" denotes horse was not entered to be claimed, "o" after claiming price indicates horse WAS entered to be claimed. A small "c" before claiming price denotes horse was claimed out of that particular race. Where the capital letter "A," *H" or "S" precedes a claiming price a "Starter Race" is indicated. A detailed explanation of the various type races follows: Type of Race Abbreviation Definition Allowance Race Alw An event in which the entrants receive weight allowances for not having won a designated amount of money or number of races over a stated period of time. Entrants are not subject to be claimed. indicate his virtues and his faults; will tell you the distance he prefers; the track condition he favors; his recent workouts — EVERYTHING of importance in evaluating form. All racing secretaries and handicappers MUST analyze past performances before they draw conclusions. The line below, from Elbas record, clearly reveals how he performed in his last race. Type of Race Abbreviation Definition Claiming Race 8000 A race m which each horse entered can be claimed for a desig nated price in conformity to the conditions of the race. ln this case 58.000. Handicap HcpO An event in which weights are assigned by the track handicap- per for the purpose of giving each horse an equal opportunity of winning Horses are not subject to be claimed. Maidens, Allowances AlwM A race restricted to non-winners, with a weight allowance pro vided for those who have previously started in a claiming race. Horses not subject to be claimed. Maidens, Special Weights Mdn For non-winners carrying special weight or weight; as stated in conditions of race. Horses not subject to be claimed. Optional Claiming Races A race restricted to horses running for a claiming price, or Entered NOT to be claimed 08000 who have previously run for a claiming price. The term 0P-Entered to BE claimed 8000° TIONAL CLAIMING means fust what the name implies, the owner having the option of entering his horse for a price eligible to be claimed or not entering his horse for a price not eligible to be claimed. If an owner does not want to enter his horse to be claimed, his horse must meet the "optional" conditions set down by the racing secretary in order to be eligible to compete These conditions appear in the past performances preceding each race. All horses who race in optional claimers. but are not entered to be claimed, must have raced at some tim» for a specified claiming price to obtain a classification, and they must agam race for a claiming price if the owner wishes to reclassify his horse in a lower category Also, winners of opticral claiming races when entered NOT to be claimed, can i rot be eligible for the same class of race next time out unless entered eligible to be claimed. Starter Allowance A8000 An event run under allowance conditions restricted to horses who have previously started for the designated claiming price or less stated in the conditions of the race In this case the horse must have previously run for a claiming price of ,000 or less. Horses in Starter Races" are not subject to be claimed. Starter Handicap. H8000 Same as above, only race was contested under "Handicap- conditions. Special Weight SpfW A race in which the weights are fixed by the racing secretary These weights are not necessarily scale weights. Starter Special Weight S8000 A starter race as defined above, only run under "Special Weights" conditions. Where no claiming price is specified in the "Starter" conditions— the race being open to horses who have previously started for a claiming price of any amount-dashes will be substituted for the claiming price: "A "; •H ": or "S ." Weight-for-Age Wfa An event in which the weights carried vary with a horses age and season of the year, less sex allowances. STAKE RACES The determination of what constitutes a stake race varies slightly according to the rules of different states, but in general a stakes race is one in which stakes are to be put up by the owners of the horses engaged, to which money or other prizes may be added, and which closes at least 72 hours in advance or the running It is not the added money which qualifies a contest as a stakes race; the stakes, by definition, are the sums paid in by the owners of the horses nominated. This type of race is indicated in past performances by a capital "S" following the abbreviation of the conditions under which it was contested. Stake races are contested under the following conditions: Allowance "ArwS": Handicap "HcpS"- Scale Weight "ScwS": Special Weights "SpwS" and Weight-for-Age "WfaS.* Stake races are not to be confused with "Steeplechase" races which are shown in past performances with a single bracketed "IS" following abbreviation of the conditions. Thus "AlwS" would denote a stakes race run under allowance conditions, whereas "AlwCS" would indicate an allowance race competed over the steeplechase course. Hurdle races are denoted by a single bracketed "[H." ;

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