Explanation of Daily Racing Form Indexed Entries and Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-09

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Explanation of Daily Racing Form Indexed Entries and Past Performances PerformancesCondition Condition of track in indexed entries is fast or good unless shown by the following abbreviations si tow sy sloppy m muddy hy heavy heavyX X Good mud runner Fair mud runner S Superior mud runner d runnerd disqualificationf after final odds denotes disqualification f after final odds denotes field e after final odds denotes entry denotes favorite in race three pounds apprentice allowance five pounds apprentice allowance t six pounds apprentice allowance S seven pounds allowanceClass apprentice allowance A 10 pounds apprentice allowance Class of race is denoted by the following abbreviations Mdn maidens AIwM maiden allowance AIw allow ¬ ance AlwS allowance stake HcpO overnight handicap HcpS handicap stake Wta weightforage VVtaS weightforage stake ScwS scale weight stake SpWS special weight stake Comb combination race SplW special weight Mtch match race Some of these abbreviations are also used to denote steeplechase and hurdle races In such cases S in a single bracket S is used for steeplechases and H in a single bracket CH indicates hurdle events eventsA A STARTER race is an overnight event under allowance or handicap conditions restricted to horses who have previously started for the designated claiming price or less as stated in the condition of the STARTER race This raceThis type of race is shown in the past performances with the claiming price designated in the STARTER race preceded by the letter A or H to indicate allowance or handicap S indicates special weights If no price is stipulated in conditions designation appears A or H Claiming races are indicated by price after jockeys name Claiming price for today fs given after trainers name c before claiming price indicates horse was claimed Imported horses shown after breeders name Post position is shown after jockeys name Where horse breaks from outside the gate his original post position will be shown in a circle thus Optional claiming races are indicated by a superior 0 immediately preceding or following the claiming price A superior letter 0 preceding the claiming price indicates that the horse was not entered to be claimed A superior claimedCombination letter 0 following the claiming price indicates that the horse was entered to be claimed Combination races are the same as optional claiming races Earning racesEarning line which shows number of starts firsts seconds thirds and amount of money won appears to right maidenLast above horses past performances An M in the earning line indicates the horse is a maiden Last line in past performances gives horses latest workouts Feb 26 Hia 38 ft 35hg informs the reader that the horse worked on Feb 26 at Hialeah Park The distance of the trial was three furlongs The time was 35 seconds handily from the gate the track was fast h means handily b breezing d driving e easily g worked from gate u eased up Note The abbreviations trt wc or tc preceding the distance of the trial indicate the course over which the work was recorded trt meaning training track we Widener Course and tc meaning turf course The abbreviations used in workouts are the same as those used in past performances performancesFigure ratingThe Figure given after claiming price is speed rating The symbols used in past performances for steeplechase and turf course races are hd for hard fm for firm and sf for soft softBest Best time made on North American tracks of each horse since Jan 1 1956 at the distance entered Isshown in the indexed entries No record Is given horses beaten more than 15 lengths

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