How Speed Ratings Are Compiled, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-08

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How Speed Ratings Are Compiled CompiledSpeed Speed ratings appearing in DAILY RACING FORM past performances are based on a comparison of each horses running time with the track record existing at the beginning of the meeting 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 Track record 110 Rating figure 100 100Winners Winners time 110 1 Rating 99 99Time Time of second horse 110 97 1 Time of third horse 111 95 95Time Time of fourth horse lllf 93V 93VTime Time of fifth horse 11156 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 in a six furlong race run in 111 rating of 100 where the track record is 110 is timed in 1115 receiving a speed rating of 91

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