How to Read Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-25

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HOW TO READ PAST PERFORMANCES WHAT ARE PAST PERFORMANCES? DAILY RACING FORM past performances are a transposition of DAILY indicate his virtues and his faults; will tell you the distance he prefers; the RACING FORM charts. Every past performance line tells the story of how track condition he favors; his recent workouts— EVERYTHING of import-the particular horse you are interested in ran on a particular day. Every- ance in evaluating form. All racing secretaries and handicapped MUST thing you need to determine the probable result of a race is included in each analyze past performances before they draw conclusions. The line below, thoroughbreds past performances. A brief study of each horses record will from Elbas record, clearly reveals how he performed in his last race. i EXAMPLE Or PAST PERFORMANCES AN EXAMPLE OF PAST AS THEY APPEAR IN PRMANCES * Fair Mud Runne, X Good Mud Runner. ® Superior Mud Runner. . 1956 3 1 D 1 450 CIL„ y 1 1 Q B- 9 4, by Arbiet— Alicia Tee/by Sempronius. 11 ELBA X- 113 B g, 4, by Arbiel— Alicia Tec, by Sempronius i95s!!l2 M 1 3 Sl|3«5 c,Da * 1 0 Breeder, W. L Wall. 1955.. 3 1 I 1 ,450 Owner, J. N. Crofh Trainer, J. Strong. ,000 1955.. 12 M 1 3 ,385 ,000 ■wFeb 7-5G1S.A 6f1:10%ft 3eM20 4* 3*1 2h 1 w StoutJto C8000 91 Wherrie 114 Zacawon112 FoneMe12 Feb 3-5G3SJV 7f1:23*sft 21 115 1251 6«J 4i 4*i NadeauG* Alw82Yutu1l4 Jims Town 117 Pops Pal 10 *• Jan2S-563S.A 7f1:23tfft 7 115 8*1 7«| 45J 33$ JohnsonTS Alw 87 RoamingOscr113 HighDrifUOS Jonesy 12 -a • = Dec28-553SJV tc7f1:26%fm 10 118 6«° 5* 4* 3*1 NadeauG* Alw 102 Vigor 109 Light Jean 111 Big Question 12 - St 3? . «2 Nor 9-555Jam 1,V 1:45V«sft 5 120* 2* 5* 5» 6«3 FisherR5 Alw 71 BnaiBrith 111 WhirlsBell 119 BigFIt S ji £ £ £ • e E £. » Nov. 9, 1955— Daily Racing Form Time. 1:44%. fast. ~ t. 3 8 " £ -S :S « _ 5, Oct 7-555Bel 1and1:44ftft 3 114 44 53J 53f5* ElliotlM HcpO 84 JacktownllB LeeMorUB BelovedMiss 12 Z E • - „~ "S 1 "H " ~ f Sep29-55 Be! 1*1:44Hift 2 119 23 1h U$ 3nk EliiottWS AlwM 89 JuneJ115 MyHonyBee115 Bubblestm 12 E "° % £ % "« £ • ~ 8 £ §8i E Sep21-554Bd 1,V1:44tfft 7i 114 4*131 U 2h GonIezL? Mdn86TorHar112 HotChocolate 114 0urGift12 z s 5 03 X uj uj Ui U « ft 5 w £ w Feb 7 SA 3-8 ft :36Jsli Feb 2 SA 1-2 ft :47%h Jan 29 SA 1m si 1:44fcb The earnings fine, giving each horses racing record for the current and preceding year, is an important part of the complate part performances. In addition to the records themselves, it . furnishes a clue 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" ts a horse who at the time, of starting, has never won a race on the fiat m any country. A "maiden jumper" is one who has never won a steeplechase or hurdie race. MEANING. OF EACH PAST PERFORMANCE CALL 1 3 . 1 . |f | "S I ORDER OF FINISH WITH WEIGHT S j§ «j £ 1? v a? - j5-5"~ If finish shows horse won, second, third and 2 . gii s «H Si £•£ u o. fourth horses are given. Jh « . « . . .§ -d « . - «|S =n tn S s o - If second, first, third and fourth horses are tj *. " S c « s S 5 -a "~ = « S « « £ shown. -c ui £ -s « . o « ° « ro ~ £ sa.« » E ""S S - e. « £ If third, first, second and fourth horses are Z •s j 1 2 2 | | s Z S. S- 1* S. I „| I shown. ° S 1| 1 - and 1 |S 1 f jll Sfe Si! St I I li« fl If unplaced, first, second and third horses are f Q C Z t- Q tZ o oS q and uj2j; uj£e ujJSJK uj= uj ui o o* o2 shown. z Feb7-56 S.A 6f 1.1054 ft 3c* 120 43 32J J 2h lStoutJ10 c8000 91 Wherrie 114 Zacawon 112 Fone Me 12 VARIOUS ABBREVIATIONS USED IN PAST PERFORMANCES JSPEEO 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 1D0 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 in 1:10and. 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 by the DAILY RACING FORM. NOTE— Prior to December 1, 1955 when a track record was broken the new time standard was used In 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 v 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 m which the workout was accomplished. The track abbreviations used are the same as those used in the past performances. When the letters "trt" follow the track abbreviation they indicate that the workout took place over the training track. AH 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 % 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 v 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. - - - - A Indicates horse was favorite. APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES When a horse is ridden by an apprentice for whom an allowance 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:. S 7-pound allowance; *• 10-pound allowance. DEAD-HEATS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS t When a horse finishes in a dead-heat or is disqualified, a dagger t 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. I " AhvS Allowance Stake. AlwM 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. Mtch 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 V before claiming price denotes horse was claimed out of Uiat 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 Ait event in which the entrants receive weight allowances for not having won a designated amount of money or number of races over a staled period of time. Entrants are not subject l« be claimed. Type of Race Abbreviation Definition . Claiming Race 8000 A race hi which each horse entered can be claimed for a desig nated price in conformity to the conditions of the race, In this case ?8.000. * , 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 Wetghts Mdn For non-winners carrying special weight or weights 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 OP-Entere f to BE claimed 900Q« TI0NAL CLAIMING means just what the name implies, the owner having the option of entering his horse for a price eligible to be claimed or riot 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 s a - .. - preceding each race. AH horses who race in optional claimers, - 5Ut are not entered to be claimed, must have raced at some , time for a specified claiming price to obtain a classification, and they must again race for a claiming price if the owner , r- . * wishes to reclassify his horse In a lower category. Also, winners - .■ *-5?6 • of optional claiming races when entered NOT to be claimed, can * ■ r.ot be eligible for the same class of race next time cut unless ~ entered eligible to be claimed. Starter Allowance . ~~ A8O0O 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 SplW 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 ." Weighl-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 ki 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 of 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 "AlwS": 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 "£S" following abbreviation of the conditions. Thus "AlwS" would denote a stakes race run under allowance conditions, whereas "AIwCS" would indicate an allowance race competed over the steeplechase course. Hurdle races are denoted by a single bracketed "CH."

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