How to Read Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1957-06-26

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- y HOW TO READ PAST PERFORMANCES WHAT ARE PAST PERFORMANCES? DAILY RACING FORM post performances areTi 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 cTparticular day. Every- ance in evaluating form. All racing secretaries and handicappers 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. EXAMPLE OF PAST PERFORMANCES AN EXAMPLE OF PAST PERFORMANCES AS THEY APPEAR IN a u Attn»*r a Wrinr Mud Runner * Runner. X v r Good Mud Runner. ® Superior Mud Runner. DAILY RACING FORM Flhn X T T ft B. g, 4, by Arbiel— Alicia Tee, by Stmpronius. ■■ ELBA X 11* * g, 4. by Arbiel— Alicia Tee, by Sempronius fsf.f J 3 Jl!38S t,uu t I O Breeder. W. L Wall. 195G 3 1 B 1 ,450 Owner, J. N. Croft. Trainer, J: Strong. ,000 1955. 12 M 1 3 ,385 ,000 „Feb 7-561S.A 6f1:1Mfeft 3e*120 -43 32j 2h 1" » StoutJ° c8000 91 Wlierrie 114 Zacawon112 Fone Me 12 ■ Feb 3-563S.A 7f1:23%ft 21 .115 125J 6«1 4?J 4«i NadeauG? Alw82Yutu114 Jims Town 117 Pops Pal 10 - Jan28-563S.A 7f 1:2354ft 7 115 8«1 7«3 45J 33J JohnsonTS AIw 87 RoamingOsc"r113 HighDrift108 Jonesy 12 „ - " 2 Dec28-553S.A tc7f1:26%fm 10 118 B«o 5-» 4* 32J NadeauG* AIw 102 Vigor 109 Light Jean 111 Big Question 12 2! « . S g Nov 9-555Jam 1,V1:45ysft 5 120* 23 53 58 613 FisherR5 AIw 71 BnaiBrith 111 WhirlsBell 119 BigFIt S l - ° £ • S" E £. £ Nov. 9, 1955— Daily Racing Form Time, 1:443/S, fast. 5 S *° •= -3 -S -2" - Oct 7-555Bel 1and1:44J6ft 3 114 4* 53J 533 P ElliotlW HcpO 84 Jacktown118 LeeMor118 BelovedMiss 12 ° E 3= «»1= .« «. . *S 1 "2 •! c -o s Sep29-55 Bel 1T 1:44V%ft 2 119 29 1h 1J 3nk Elliottws AlwM 89 JuneJ115 MyHonyBee115 Bubblestm 12 E "H * £ * « « , •§ S S sSi -5 Sep21-554Bel 1and1:44«/sft 7$ 114 4«J 3 12 2h GonlezL? Mdn 8GTordar 112 HotChocolate 114 OurGift 12 z s 5 ui S C E vio k m 5 £ u3 Feb 7 SA 3-8 ft :38h Feb 2 SA 1-2 ft :47? 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 pas* 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 "woiden" ic a horse who ot the time of starting, has never won a race on the flat in any country. A "maiden jumper" k one whoNhai never won a steeplechase | or hurdle race. - T I MEANING OF EACH PAST PERFORMANCE CALL , I - 2 I If j "S I ORDER OF FINISH WITH WEIGHT S .1 £ «• i c 7 £ _ j§ •§ Si - finish shbws horse won, second, third and *- . v g ~l £ mis £s % % ° a fourth horses are given. « c . n. cr- -a ", -a ~ £ § ro = • •2 « . , „• — o °-« . = = = = If second, first, third and fourth hors« are 2 " s s - S _ 5 " « =; -o =2- =*5. ™ . S m iS shown. r: „ -2- E 2 o Z « § ~ .1 s ._2=1 s« J-S1 o- . s S . „ « tug *S S *S " ° "SS « « -s c 0*5 -s E ig 111 ~ If third, first, second and fourth horses are £ •sj f s j i - |i; li i I l :?l showB- 1 S 1 1 | , S 1 |S | f IJ-S 31| St 2 £ 11 =1 If unplaced, first, second and third horses are f a 2 z l— o fc. o OS a 5 ujJ" h i3J» 2= Hi [u u Bi a £ shewn. - 2 Feb 7-56 1 S.A 6f 1.10 ft 3e4 120 4 VI 2h V* Stout J 10 c8000 91 WHerrie 114 Zocawon "ll2, Fone Me 12 VARIOUS ABBREVIATIONS USED IN PAST PERFORMANCES SPEED RATINGS - Type of Race Abbreviatton Definition MThS!S?pl!and l]rl?%tFand-»5h?d P thal ,tra5k C,aimi"9 Racc 8000 A race *• *hch each hwse e»ler£d «n be claimed for a desig- cr-nSraaluS. to tne of the current meeting. If horse the track prror opening a equals record being used as a stand- natAd nriee in conformiiv to th* rondition conditions of of ih*. the race. rar* in ln ard he is credited with a rating of 100. For each one-fifth of a second slower than that record one / hK ami point is deducted. Thus, for a horse running the distance two and two-fifths seconds slower than the , 4 record, the speed rating is 88 100 minus 12. If a horse breaks the record his speed rating will exceed Handicap HcpO An event in which weights are assigned by the track handicap- i 100. A speed rating of 102 would indicate that a horse bettered the track standard by two-fifths of a per for the purpose of giving each horse an equal opportunity 1 second. To determine the final time of a horse other than the winner add one-fifth of a second for of winning. Horses are not subject to be claimed. ihrhJJSSp whln" iand!£!!n?r- Jin"/ 3 h° m6 if inishng ?ealen, a «t0i VI of oSeve5 Maidens Allowances AlwM A race restricted to non-winners, with a weight allowance pro- »t?n« S Lh«E0 "t"!™ andncAJ" H"*- wou.l-have run *he d.slan« ln .SPfed vided for those who have previously started m a claiming race. where The Racing Form adds a footnote listing time that with r?i n.g?» .,n l?ces a running varies the . - " Horses not not subiect sunject to to be m claimed claimed. official track, time will be computed on the official track time and not the lime taken bv the . . . .... . , DAILY RACING FORM. . Maidens. „ Special e Weights WJ. Mdn For non-winners carrying special weight or weights as stated ; NOTE— Prior to December 1, 1955 when a track record was broken the new time standard was used - - in conditions of race. Horses not subject to be claimed. In calculating speed ratings for all subsequent races. However, under the new method, as explained Optional Claiming Racer* A race restricted to horses running for a claiming price, or above, a more accurate comparison will be maintained throughout the meeting. • Entered NOT to be claimed 08000 who have previously run for a claiming price. The term OP-WORKOUTS Entered to BE claimed 8000° TI0NAL CLAIMING means just what the name implies, the The last line of a horses past performances shows his latest workouts, including the track over • owner having the option of entering his horse for a price eli-which he was trained, the condition of the track, the date of the trial, the time, and the manner in 9b,e t0 claimed or not entering his horse for a price not which the workout was accomplished. The track abbreviations used are the same as those used in the x - eligible to be claimed. If an owner does not want to enter his past performances. When the tetters "trt" follow the track abbreviation they indicate that the work- n rse t0 be claimed, his horse must meet the "optional" con-out took place over the training track. All workouts are on the main track unless otherwise designated. 1 ditions set down by the racing secretary "m order to be eligible The following abbreviations are used to describe how each horse worked: b-breezing, e-easily, t0 compete. These conditions appear in the past performances h-handily, d-driving, o-a!l out, u-eased up. Where a small "g" follows one of the abbreviations it . . preceding each race. All horses who race in optional claimers, indicates that the horse began his trial by. breaking from the starling gate. . , but are not entered to be claimed, must have raced at some DISTANCE * lime for a specified claiming price to obtain a classification, a When shown before distance indicates distance of race is "about" and not exact - - . an-dL lh?y mu,st a,gaLn. ,?ce for a claiming price If the owner Ic Shown before distance indicates" race was run on the turf grass course. r wishes to reclassify his horse in a lower category. Also, winners TRACK CONDITIONS * . a " - or optional claiming races when entered NOT to be claimed, can Main rminV- fl fa«f «a~» «, .1 «jAU, „ v,«,u» - • * 1 • ™* eligible for the same class of race next time out unless SS?.S!S muAS! "~ entered eligifa,e 10 be c,aimed- APPROXIMATE FINAL ODDS , Starter Allowance A8000 An event run under allowance conditions restricted to horses , e When shown after odds Indicates horse was a member of a stable entry, coupled in the waoering. " " - wh J bav! Piously started forMhe designated claiming price f Denotes horse was a. member of the muluel field. % or less stated in the conditions of the race. In this case the A Indicates horse was favorite. ,w,se must have previously run for a claiming price of ,000 APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES or less. Horses in "Starter Races" are not subject to be claimed. When a horse is ridden by an apprentice, for whom an allowance has been claimed one of the fol- Starter Handkaf. H8000 Same as above, only race was contested under "Handicap" lowing symbols will appear next to the weight carried: / conditions. § Indicates a 2 3 pound allowance has been claimed this allowance or weight varies in different n»rialw»ioM viw . a in *,ut,i. tu. i,,. jih Special Weight SpW A n« r t slates: jn whicMhe are fixed by the racing secretary. .5-pcund allowance: S 7-pound allowance; A 10-pound allowance. race w«|9hte ~ „ DEAD-HEATS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS . - - These we,ghls *** not necessarily scale wights. t When a horse finishes In a dead-heat or is disqualified, a dagger tVwill precede the jockeysN Starter Special Weight S8000 A starter race as defined above, only run under "Special name. This symbol will be repealed beneath the past performance line for that date followed by • Weights" conditions. Where no claiming price is specified in an explanation of what occurred. the "Starter" conditions— the race being open to Iwrses who CLASSIFICATION OF RACE • have previously started for a claiming price of any amount— Mdn Maiden. • AlwS Allowance Stake. «uSwwin be s«bstituled for the claiming price: "A AlwM Maiden Allowance. HcpS Handicap Stake. H : w "S y allowances. SplW Special Weight SpwS Special Weight Stake. STAKE RACES * AmohuntMfciC whichhorse was entered to be claimed Is indicated by figures printed after Jockeys iXJg stLkeVSSH tS** rf diffffl name. Optional claiming races are indicated by a superior "o" immediately preceding or following the Iwsm Sgd to which money « other nrizes S and adoVd »iS 1!% of ilE claiming price. Before claiming price "0" denotes horse was not entered to be claimed, "0" after claim- See of the JSmSa 5 £ ao? UidSed mm» Sfhfch ami J ? SniiS6!,3*, SJ J2 lrours.£! Indicates horse V/AS entered be claimed. p?ice sffi sus Sm S?m rflfi nli u£k? ing price to A small "c" before claiming denotes horse to deflnilton are the to bv ra55; was claimed out of that particular race. Where the capital teller "A," "H" or «SS precedes a claiming gf is ScSrt inuicaiea I £ m iirt past pertormances aerfoman beilS Dy a capital i tollowing f£ tne aKh«»S abbreviation of l.ThlS the conditions rf under re price Mice a a "Starter nace Race" is »s indicated mmcatea. A a detailed aetaiiea emanation explanation ot rf ih» tne iarJoiw various iuo# type rac« races foiiouw follows. R contested. Stake garter was races are contested under the following conditions: Allowance "AIwS"- Type of Race Abbrev.aii DeTmition Handicap "HcpS"; Scale Weight "ScwS": Special Weights "SpwS" and Welght-fw-Age "WfaSv Aikance Race AIw An event to which the entrants receive weight allowances for Stake races are not to be confused with Steeplechase" races which ar£ shown to past oerformances X not having won a designated amount of money or number t* wRh a single bracketed "CS" following abbreviation of the conditions. Thus "AlwS5, would denote a K*es over a stated period of time. Entrants are not svbject to slakes race nm under allowance conditions, whereas "AtwES" would mdicate an allowance race combe tteimtd. pettd over th« steeplechase course. Hurdle races are denoted by a single bracketed "£H."

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