How to Read Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-06

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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 pastperformance line tells the story of how track condition he favors; his recent workouts — EVERYTHING f import- the particular horse you are interested in ran on a particular 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 * r . w j d Runner. X v r Good a Mud u a v Runner. a ® Wn-„rMUfRunn« Superior Mud Runner. DAILY RACING FORM *-,uu Ellin X IIO B. 9, 4, by Arbiel— Alicia Tee, by Sempronius. ■ ELBA X 118 B s. 4, by Arbiel— Alicia Tee, by Sempronius ]Sj j| U 1 3 MI385 « •* Breeder. W. L Wall.. 1956 3 1 8 1 43,450 - Owner, J. N. CrofL Trainer, J. Strong. ,000 1955 12 M 1 3 SI ,385 W 000 ■.Feb 7-561S.A BfMOKIl 3eM20 -43 35 2» 1» StoutJO cfJOOO 91 Wherrie 114 Zacawon 112 Font Me 12 Feb 3-563S.A 7f1:23%ft 2J 115 125 6«J A W NadeauG Alw 82 Yutu 114 Jims Town 117 PopsPaMO Jan28-563S.A 7M.23ttft 7 115 8*1 7«] 45 33J JohnsonH Alw87 RoamingOsc*r113 HighDriitlOfl Joncsy 12 . C Dec28-553S.A tc 7 f 1:26%fm 10 118 610 5* 44 32I NadeauG* Alw 102 Vigor 109 Ligl.; Jean 111 Big Question 12 S „ « S g No» 9-555Jam 1A 1:45Aft 5 120» 2 53 5» 6« FisherRS Mv 71 BnaiBrilh 111 WhirPsBell 119 BigFIt 9 " t oS « E E • Not. 9, 1955— Daily Racing Form Time, 1:44%, fast. i * 3 o » i ~ Z r» £ - 0ct 7-555Bel 1,t 1:44Aft 3 114 4* andl S»i S ElliottW HcpO 84 Jacktown118 LeeMorllS BelovedMIss 12 Z E £ " of "B a "S ,, S Sep29-55 Bel Ut 1:44Vifl 2 119 23 !• 1 3nk ElliottWS AlwM89JuneJ115 MyHon*yBee115 Bubblestm 12 E ~ % «! » ™ S I P 5 S Si | Sep21-55 Bel 1ft1:44Wt 7J 114 4 1 3 U 2" GonlezL -Mdn e6 Tordar 112 HotChocolate 114 OurGift 12 SlgSsS ui KD£ 55 S Z £ fi Feb 7 SA 3-8 ft :36Kb Feb 2 SA 1-2 ft :47%h Jan 29 SA 1m si 1:44%b The_ earnings line, giving each horses racing record for the current and- preceding year, is an important part of the complete par* performances. In addition to the records themselves, It furnishes o clue to the class of races in which the hone 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, hos never won a race on the flot in any country. A "maiden jumper" is one who has never won a steeplechase or hurdle race » MEANING OF EACH PAST PERFORMANCE CALL 5 «j I. S? j "53 ORDER OF FINISH WITH WEIGHT 5 Ji £ m Si? ? • . ~_; 5 J «! II finish shows horse won, second, third and .Z ~ £ . °Tj c 5| S.S t -s| j|K d -= 2 fourth horses are given. ■= £ . ■§ * "H ~r-_ S|S JEC "ZZ 5 *° ~ If second, first, third and fourth horses art £ 2 £ a £ ~a I -o c-~ s» » . s - £ ■ shown. e g o g "S _ "go 3 t: SE s»"E s E. S o -g a 111 andi . £ If third, first, second and fourth horses are " ■si t C S I I „| j. ; f-d • I* £ |f| 3. . hown. • - 5sl| I ll l|lf 111 111 Sll St 5 5 I " Is =1 If Unplaced, first, second and third horses are I o 2 z v- o u. o oE Q 3 ujjk uj£ I _ C3«! ui£ ui uj 5j o2 shown. -z 1 Feb 7-56 S.A 6f 1.1054 ft 3e* 120 4 3J1 2h 1- Stout J c8000 91 Wherrie 114 Zacawon 112 Fone Me 12 VARIOUS ABBREVIATIONS USED IN PAST PERFORMANCES SPEED RATINGS Type of Race Abbreviation Dtfhution Speed ratings give a comparison of a horses running time with the record established i at that track Clalmina Race HWO 1 h «rh h/,». .ni.r«i k. Llaim,n9 «a« 8000 A race In which each horse entered can be claimed for » a prior to the of the current If tfesjg- opening meeting. horse a equals the track record being used as a stand- ard he is credited with a rating of 100. F« each one-fifth of a leconJ Slower anttat" cord one Shk?»I % rS, "nf°rm*ly 10 the condll,ons of the ract "" point is deducted. Thus, for a horse running the distance two and two-fifths seconds slower than the ., • »?.uuu.# record, the speed rating is 88 100 minus 12 If a horse breaks the record his speed rating will exceed Handicap J HcpO An event In which weights are assigned by the track handicap- lot. A speed rating of 102 would Indicate that a horse bettered the track standard by two-fifths of a Per or the purpose of giving each horse an equal opportunity second. To determine the final time of a horse other than the winner add one-fifth of a second for ■*» winning. Horses are not subject to be claimed. ufnaV? n£b.h?l°£r inll a-™.Me hivlSh .S° len. 3 ,t0,Vand 01 c5"6!! Makltns *"owanc" ArwM A race restricted to non-winners, with a weight allowance pro- lengths by the who the distance In would winner ran 1:10Vs, have run the distance In 1:11%. Speed vided for those who haw nrminuOv ttariprf in a rlaimino race ratings in races where The Racing Form adds footnote ti cSed a listing a running time that varies with the Hokk "0KW nd nM subiect SUBJCC, to 10 CU med" official track, time will be computed on the official track time and not the time taken tw the .. , . , - DAILY RACING FORM. „ Maidens. r Special ,,„ Weights ,tJ 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 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 Races A race restricted to horses running tor a claiming price, or above, a more accurate comparison will be maintained throughout the meeting. Entered NOT to be claimed C8000 who have previously run for a claiming price The term OP-WORKOUTS " Entered to BE claimed 8000° TI0NAL CLAIMING means iust 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 leli-which he was trained, the condition of the track, the date of the trial, the time, and the manner in gible to be 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 hi the "•• eligible to be claimed If an owner does not want to enter his past performances When the letters "trt" follow the track abbreviation they indicate that the work- horse to be claimed, his horse must meet the "optional" con-out-JLoolc pIace cver the train,n9 lrack- *" workouts are on the main track unless otherwise designated. ditions set down by the racing secretary In order to be eligible The following abbreviations are used to describe how each horse worked: b-breezing, e-easily, to compete. These conditions appear lr the past performances h-handily, d-driving, o-all 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 starting gate. . but are not entered to be claimed, must have raced at some DISTANCE time for a specified claiming price to obtain a classification, a When shown before distance Indicates distance of race Is "about" and not exact - "J*? they must a9am race for 3 claiming price If the owner tc Shown before distance indicates race was run on the turf grass course. * wishes to reclassify his horse In a lower category Also, winners TRACK CONDITIONS optional claiming races when entered NOT to be claimed, can was? _ ~ • iMXSffjffiu--"*- APPROXIMATE FINAL ODDS Starter Allowance A8000 An event run unoer allowance conditions restricted to horses e When shown after odds indicates horse was a member of a stable entry, coupled in the wagering *h0. naw Pr*»ous|y started for the designated claiming price f Denotes horse was a member of the mutuel field. or less stated in the conditions of the race In this case the * Indicates horse was favorite. • horse must have previously run for a claiming price of 8.000 APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES cr ,esS- Horses ,n "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 Handta H8000 Same as above, only, race was contested under "Handicap" lowing symbols will appear next to the weight carried: conditions S indicates a 2 or 3 pound weight allowance has been claimed this allowance varies In different states: • 5-oound allowance: ; I 7-pound a lowance: A 10-pound allowance. Soeclal special Weiaht weignt sprw nrw A « race mr» in in «,hirh which ih. the -,.i„m« weights are ,r. nv.n fixed h„ by the .k. racing .,,:„„ . secretary „, DEAD-HEATS AND DISQUALIFICATIONS • The5e we9hts are not "e""3"" sca|e *e 9nts t When a horse finishes in a dead-heat or Is disqualified, a dagger t will precede the Jockeys Starter Special Weight S8000 A starter race as definea above, only run under "Special name. This symbol will be repeated 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 horses who CLASSIFICATION OF RACE have orevioiisly started for a claiming price of any amount— Mdn Maiden. AlwS Allowance Stake. dashes will be substituted for the claiming price: "A "; AlwM Maiden Allowance. HcpS Handicap Stake. "H " and "s " Wfa° We%hffor-lgliC3P- Scwl aSf WandhX - Weight-for-Age Wfa An event in which the weights carried vary with a horses age petal andigAhf Ipwl Ipeighfe. STAKE RACES S™°" " a"°Wan"J Mtcti Match Race. . ... . . . ... , Amount.for which horse was entered to be claimed b indicated by figures printed after jockeys siag? jiBg li SLu!? *W mg price Indicates horse WAS entered to be claimed. A small "e" before claiming price denotes horse otn-tefaVin si£» oafd JhTownm fit thJ h2J« nnminL ? aennuion. are the ine sums In in bv tne owners or Th-? was claimed eut irf lha* nArtimtnr rzrm Whpr* th« «„;,4i «a m ••um m ««c" JT.* - .ttm:** siaites, vy paia oy tne horses nominated This type of race . Prke a "ItartVr Race" S mdcafei "° A dnedxplaSation " M of the tne iarlous var,0UJ Spe WPe races races foUow?: follows: 9 * cated -rt u past performances by a capital "S" following the abbreviation rf the conditions under t1..«d J . .. J. *.x"anallon whlcn was contested Stake races are contested under the following conditions: Allowance "AlwS"; aiiJJ?. * Abbreviation Definition ..... . Handicap "HcpS" Scale Weight "ScwS"; Special Weights "SpwS* ana Weight-for-Age *WfaS.i Allowance Kace Alw An event in which the entrants receive weight allowances for Stake races are not to be confused with "Steeplechase" races which are shown in past performances not having won a designated amount of money or number of with a single bracketed "tS" following abbreviation of the conditions Thus "AlwS" -would denote a races over a stated period of time. Entrants are not subject to stakes race run under allowance conditions, whereas "AlwtS" would Indicate an allowance race comix claimed. peted over the steeplechase course. Hurdle races are denoted by a single bracketed "CH." *

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