How Speed Ratings Are Compiled, Daily Racing Form, 1959-05-05

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r I II ![ 1 : 8 1 j . 8 ; 8 J 5 2 8 8 8 8 0 1 9 — »■— — — ] How Speed Ratings Are Compiled Speen. 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 one-fifth second slower than the track record, one point is deducted. Therefore, the rating for a horse running his race two and one-fifth seconds slower than the track record receives a speed rating of 89 100 minus 11. EXAMPLE Track record 1:10 Rating figure 100 Winners time 1:10H Rating 99 Time of second horse 1:10% 97 Time of third horse 1:11 95 Time of fourth horse 1:11% 93 Time of fifth horse 1:11% 91 One point the equivalent of one-:ifth second is deducted from the rating for each length the horse is beaten. Thus, a horse beaten four lengths in a nix-furlong race run in 1:11 rating of 100 where the track record is 1:10 is limed in 1:11%, receiving a speed rating of 91.

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