How To Read Daily Racing Form Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1958-05-10

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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 kow track condition he favors his recent workouts EVERYTHING of import ¬ the particular horse you are interested in rait 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 fast race EXAMPLE OF PAST PERFORMANCES AN EXAMPLE OF PAST PERFORMANCES AS THEY APPEAR IN Fair Mud Runner X Good Mud Runner Superior Mud Runner DAILY RACING FORM 1956 3111 52450 Elba X ELBA X 11 I f 4 by Arbiel Alicia Tee by Sempronius 1955 12 M 1 3 S13 5 52450Owner 1 Breeder W L Wall 1956 3 11 1 52450 Owner 1385Feb J N Croft Trainer J Strong S8600 1955 12 M 1 3 1385 Feb 756 SA 6M10ft 3e120 43 32J 2 1 StoutJ ° cBOOO 91 Wherrle 114 Zacawon 112 Fone Me 12 Feb 3563SA 7f123Vsft 21 115 125 6 I 4J 48 NadeauG7 AJw82Yutu114 Jims Town 117 Pops Pal 10 Jan285G3SA 7f123ft 7 115 8 i 7 2 45 33J JohnsonT Alw 87 RoaniingOscr113 HighDrift108 Jcncsy 12 Dec28553SA tc7f126fro 10 118 6 ° 5 4 32J NadeauG AIw 102 Vigor 109 Ligl Uean 111 BigQuestion 2 flov 9555Jam 1A 145Visft 5 128 S 5 B FisherR5 Alw 71 BnaiBrith 111 WhirlsBell 119 BigFIt 9 Nov 9 1955 Daily Racing Form Time 144 fast fastOct Oct 7555Bel 1144Vfeft 3 114 4 5335335 ElliottW HcpO 84 Jacktown118 LeeMor118 BelovedMiss 12 Sep2955 Bel 1144M ft 2 119 23 1h It 3 ElliottWS AlwM 89 JuneJ115 MyHonyBee115 Bubblestm 12 Sep21554Bel 1V144fl 7J 114 4 J 3 12 2r GonlezL Mdn86Tordar 112 HotChocolate 114 OurGift 12 Feb 7 SA 38 ft 36 h Feb 2 SA 12 ft 47h Jan 29 SA 1m si 144b Tlic earnings line giving each horses racing record for the current and preceding year is an important part of the complete pay performances In addition to the records themselves jl furnishes 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 is e horse who at the time of starring has never won a race on the flat in any country A maiden jumper is one who has never won a steeplechase or hurdle race MEANING OF EACH PAST PERFORMANCE CALL ORDER OF FINISH WITH WEIGHT If finish shows nerse won second third and fourth horses are given givenIf If second first third and fourth horses are C shown e eIf en n If third first second and fourth horses are J2 shown ° If unplaced first second and third horses are H shown z zWherrie Feb 756 SA 6f 1104s ft 3e 120 r ° Stout J 10 Wherrie 114 Zacawon 112 Fone Me 12 SPEED RATINGS RATINGSSpeed 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 stand ¬ ard he is credited with a rating of 100 For each onefifth of a second slower than that record one point is deducted Thus for a horse running the distance two and twofifths seconds slower than the record the speed rating is 88 100 minus 12 If a horse breaks the record his speed rating will exceed 100 A speed rating of 102 would indicate 4hat a horse bettered the track standard by twofifths 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 l10Vs would have run the distance fh 111 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 net the time taken by the DAILY RACING FORM FORMNOTE NOTE Prior to December 1 1955 when a track record was broken the new time standard was used hi 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 WORKOUTSThe 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 in 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 work ¬ out designatedThe took place over the training track All workouts are on the main track unless otherwise designated The following abbreviations are used to describe how each horse worked bbreezing eeasily hhandily ddriving oall out ueased up Where a small g follows one of the abbreviations it indicates that the horse began his trial by breaking from the starting gate DISTANCE DISTANCEa a When shown before distance Indicates distance of race is about and not exact tc exacttc Shown before distance indicates race was run on the turf grass course TRACK CONDITIONS CONDITIONSMain heavyTurf Main Course ft fast gd good sy sloppy st slow m muddy hy heavy Turf Course hd hard fm firm sf soft APPROXIMATE FINAL ODDS ODDSe wageringf e When shown after odds indicates horse was a member of a stable entry coupled in the wagering f Denetes horse was a member of the mutuel field Indicates horse was favorite APPRENTICE ALLOWANCES ALLOWANCESWhen When a horse is ridden by an apprentice for whom an allowance has been claimed one of the fol ¬ lowing symbols will appearnext to the weight carried indicates a 2 or 3 pound weight allowance has been claimed this allowance varies in different states 5cound allowance 7pound allowance A 10pound allowance DEADHEATS DISQUALIFICATIONSt AND DISQUALIFICATIONS t When a horse finishes in a deadheat or is disqualified a dagger t will precede the Jockeys name This symbol will be repeated beneath the past performance line for that date followedby an explanation of what occurred CLASSIFICATION OF RACE RACEMdn StakeAlwM Mdn Maiden AlwS Allowance Stake AlwM Maiden Allowance HcpS Handicap Stake StakeHcpO StakeWfa HcpO Overnight Handicap WfaS WeightforAge Stake Wfa WeightforAge ScwS Scale Weight Stake SplW StakeSplW StakeMtch Special Weight SpwS Special Weight Stake Mtch Match Race RaceAmount 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 claim ¬ ing price indicates horse WAS entered ro be claimed A small c before claiming price denotes horse was claimed out of that 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 followsType Type of Race Abbreviation Definition Allowance DefinitionAllowance Race Alw An event in which the entrants receive weight allowances for fornot not having won a designated amount of money or number ef races over a stated period of time Entrants are not subject to be claimed Type of Race RaceClaiming Abbreviation Definition Claiming Race 000 A race In which each horse entered can be claimed for a desig ¬ nated price in conformity to the conditions of the race ln this case 8000 8000HcpO 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 claimedAlwM Maidens Allowances AlwM A race restricted to nonwinners with a weight allowance pro ¬ vided for those who have previously started in a claiming race Horses not subject to be claimed claimedMdn Maidens Special Weighls WeighlsOptional Mdn For nonwinners 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 8000 who have previously run for a claiming price The term OP Entered to BE claimed 8000 ° TIONAL CLAIMING means iust what the name implies the owner having the option of entering his horse for a price eli ¬ gible to be claimed or not 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 con ¬ ditions set down by lie racing secretary in order to be eligible to compete These conditions appear in the past performances preceding each race All horses who race in optional claimers but 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 wishes to reclassify his horse in a lower category Also winners of optional claiming races when entered NOT to be claimed can rot be eligible for the same class of race next time out unless entered eligible to be claimed claimedA8000 Starter Allowance A8000 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 8000 or less Horses in Starter Races are not subject to be claimed claimedH8000 Starter Handicap H8000 Same as above only race was contested under Handicap conditions conditionsSplW Special Weight SplW A race in which the weights are fixed by the racing secretary These weights are not necessarily scale weights weightsS8000 Starter Special Weight S8000 A starter race 35 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 WeightfcrAg Wfa An event in which the weights carried vary with a horses ae aeand and season of the year less sex allowances STAKE RACES RACESThe 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 in 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 WeightforAge WfaSJ Stake races are not to be confused with Steeplechase races which are shown in past performances with a single bracketed IS following abbreviation of the conditions Thus AlwS would denote a stakes race run under allowance conditions whereas AlwCS would Indicate an allowance race com ¬ peted over the steeplechase course Hurdle rsces are denoted by a single bracketed H

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