Explanation of Daily Racing Form Indexed Entries and Past Performances, Daily Racing Form, 1957-05-17

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Explanation of Daily Racing Form Indexed Entries and Past Performances Conaitior of track in indexed entries is fast or gooo unless shown by the following abbreviations: si. slow; sy. sloppy, rr muddy; hy. heavy. X Good mud runner * Fair mud runner 3 Superior mud runner. "d" After final odds denotes disqualification. "f after final oods denotes field: **efc after final odds denotes entry; "*" denotes favorite in race § three pounds apprentice allowance. * five pounds apprentice allowance, t six pounds apprentice allowance; I seven pounds apprentice allowance; •*• 10 pounds apprentice allowance Class of race is denoted by the following abbreviations Mdn, maidens; AlwM. maiden allowance; Alw. allowance; AlwS. allowance stake; HcpO. overnight handicap. HcpS, handicap stake, Wfa, weight-tor-age, WtaS, weight-tor-age stake; ScwS, scale weight stake. SpWS. special weight stake; Comb, combination race; SplW. special we ght; Mtch, match race. Some of these abbreviations are also used to denote steeplechase and hurdle races, in such cases, S in a single bracket, CS, is used for steeplechases, and H in a single bracket, [H, indicates hurdle events A "STARTER** race is an overnight event under allowance or handicap conditions, restricted to horses who have previously started tor the designated claiming price or less, as stated in the condition of the •STARTER*" race. This type of race is shown in the past performances with the claiming price designated in the "STARTER" race precedeo 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 tockey s name Claiming price for today is 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 V immediately preceding or following the claiming price. A superior letter "o" preceding the claiming price indicates that the horse was not entered to be claimed. A superior letter "o" following the claiming price indicates that the horse was entered to be claimed. Combination races are the same as optional claiming races. Earning line which shows number of starts, firsts, seconds, thirds and amount of money won appears to right, above horses past performances An MJ in the earning line indicates the horse is a maiden Last line in past performances gives horses latest workouts "Feb 26 Hia 3-8 ft Vshg*" 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 "V means handily: "V breezing; "d" driving; "e* easily, "g" workeo from gate: "V 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, wc Widener Course, and tc meaning turf course The abbreviations used in workouts are the same as those used in past performances Figure given after claiming price is speed rating The symbols used in past performances for steeplechase and turf course races are "ho" for hard, "fm" for firm and "sf" for soft Best time made on North American tracks of each horse since Jan. 1, 1956. at the distance entered is shown in the indexed entries. No record is given horses beaten more than 15 lengths.

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