# How do you read horse racing form?

## How do you read horse racing form?

Form runs from left to right, with the oldest races on the left and the most recent on the right.

1. The numbers 1-9 indicate the position the horse finished in the race.
2. The number 0 indicates that the horse finished outside the first 9.
3. The symbol – separates racing seasons.

## What do the letters mean on horse form?

Other letters to look out for in the form are. P or PU – indicates the horse was pulled up by the jockey and did not complete the race. F – indicates the horse fell. R – indicates a horse refused. BD – indicates the horse was brought down by another runner.

## How do you read horse racing payouts?

The numbers displayed as 4-7 or 2-5 tell you what you pay and how much you get back if the horse you bet on wins. The first number tells you how much you could win, the second number is the amount you bet. So, if the odds are listed as 2-1, you’ll get \$2 for every \$1 you bet.

## How do you read horse racing speed ratings?

Speed Rating and Track Variant One point is deducted for each fifth of a second by which a horse fails to equal that time. Thus, in a race where the winner equals the best time (a Speed Rating of 100), another horse who is beaten 12 lengths gets a Speed Rating of 88 (100 minus 12).

## What is a good Equibase speed figure?

Equibase Speed Figures A horse running in stakes company might earn a 110 , while a horse running in a claiming race might earn an 80. The Equibase Speed Figure has been equalized for different tracks, distances and conditions, therefore a 100 at Laurel Race Course is the same as a 100 at Philadelphia Park.

## What does Prime power mean in horse racing?

Bris Prime Power Rating: A number that measures the quality of each horse’s most recent starts by combining dozens of handicapping factors into one easy-to-use rating. Speed, class, pace, form, weight, distance, and many more factors are combined by a sophisticated algorithm to form this rating.

## What is a good Beyer speed rating?

On the Beyer scale, the top stakes horses in the United States and Canada earn numbers in the 100s, while extremely strong performances can rate in the 120s or higher. In Europe, Timeform has a similar rating scale that yields a number, but with a different value.

## What does Beyer mean?

Beyer is derived from the Latin root word Bauari, which means Bavarian people. In the 6th century, the Boii were replaced by a Germanic tribe, a branch of the Marcomanni, who adapted the name Boioarii or Baiuarii. Beyer is also the German and Ashkenazic Jewish name for someone from Bavaria, or Bayern.

## How fast can a horse accelerate?

55 MPH is the top speed of the world’s fastest horses. Quarter horses racing 440-yard have been timed running 55 mph, the fastest recorded speed of any horse. Guinness World Record recognizes Winning Brew, a Thoroughbred, as the fastest horse in the world at 43.97 mph.

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