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How to read a Brisnet horse racing program

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May 1st, 2022

Have you ever wondered how to read a horse racing program?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

A typical racing program (say, one you purchase at a racetrack) outlines the races slated to take place that afternoon and lists the horses entered in each race. Depending on the complexity of the program, a wealth of additional data may be included.

Take Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances as an example, which can be accessed digitally for the convenience of bettors everywhere. It’s hard to imagine a racing program packed with more information. The amount of data contained within Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances can be intimidating, but fear not — it’s easy to process once you know what you’re looking at.

Basically, Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances describe the conditions of a race before assigning a data-packed section to every horse in the entries. Lastly, there’s a review section at the end ranking the horses by many different criteria, in addition to sharing helpful track bias statistics.

Let’s start by breaking down the race overview section of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances, explaining each piece of information in detail. We’ve included a labeled example below, excerpted from a $16,000 claiming race at Keeneland.

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Here’s what each data point communicates:

1. Track, Race Conditions, and Date Details: At the top of every page is a line of text communicating the track where the race is held (Keeneland), the conditions of the race (a $16,000 claimer for fillies and mares aged four and older, held over a distance of 1 1/16 mile), the date (Thursday, April 14, 2022) and race number (Race 2, or the second race of the day at Keeneland).

2. Speed Last Race Rankings: Brisnet Speed ratings measure how fast a horse ran in a race, so an experienced racehorse will have many Brisnet Speed ratings under their belt. The “Speed Last Race” box reviews all the horses entered in the race you’re analyzing, then ranks the top three according to how high a Brisnet Speed rating they posted in their most recent race.

3. Brisnet Prime Power Rankings: Prime Power is a proprietary rating that combines dozens of handicapping factors and distills a horse’s recent performances down to a single metric. Every horse in a race is assigned a rating (assuming sufficient data is available) and ranked from first to last. The top three horses are listed in the “Prime Power” box.

4. Brisnet Class Rating Rankings: Brisnet Class Ratings are assigned for each race a horse runs, and they quantify both the caliber of competition the horse faced and how well the horse ran against such competition. In the “Class Rating” box, the last three Class Ratings posted by each horse are averaged, and the three horses with the highest average ratings are listed.

5. Best Speed at Distance Rankings: The fastest horse entered in a race isn’t necessarily the fastest over a particular distance. The “Best Speed at Dist” box identifies the three horses who have posted the fastest Brisnet Speed ratings over the distance of the race you’re analyzing.

6. Race Number: The number of the race you’re reviewing is listed in large text. In the example above, we’re looking at Race 2, or the second race of the day at Keeneland.

7. Available Betting Options: If you want to bet a superfecta, you had better make sure the wager is on the betting menu. All wagers available to play on a given race are listed next to the race number, with minimum bet amounts following the wagers they apply to. In this example, you can bet $1 double, $1 exacta, 50-cent trifecta, 50-cent Pick 3, 50-cent Pick 4, and 10-cent superfecta wagers.

8. Race Conditions: Expanding on the race conditions information found at the top of each page, this in-depth section breaks down the conditions in even greater detail. We can see here that the purse (prize money) of the race is $40,000, and the base weight all runners will carry is 123 pounds, although horses who fail to meet certain conditions are allowed to carry either 3 pounds or 5 pounds less.

9. Post Time: The post time is the time when the race is projected to take place. The Post Time section of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances lists the time of the race across four U.S. time zones—from left to right, Eastern (ET), Central (CT), Mountain (MT), and Pacific (PT). The local time zone of the host track is listed in parentheses. In the example above, Race 2 at Keeneland is slated to take place at 1:32 p.m. ET, 12:32 p.m. CT, 11:32 a.m. MT, and 10:32 a.m. CT.

10. Brisnet Pace and Speed Pars: In addition to Brisnet Speed ratings, there are Brisnet Pace ratings measuring how fast a horse ran at certain points within a race. The par figures listed in the upper-right corner of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances indicate the typical Pace and Speed ratings necessary to win over the track, distance, and class level of the race you’re analyzing. The E1 and E2 numbers measure early speed, Late (which stands for Late Pace) measures finishing speed, and SPD (Speed) measures the overall performance.

11. Track Diagram: A diagram of the racetrack indicating the shape of the track, the distance of the race you’re analyzing, and the path the race will follow (marked in black). In this example, the race distance is 1 1/16 miles, and the start and finish points are identical, at a point just prior to the first turn.

Now that you’re up to speed on the opening section of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances, let’s dive into the meat of things: the data-packed sections covering each individual horse in a race.

Check out the example below, excerpted from the Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. The horse’s name is Cathryn Sophia. Her program number is 12 (that’s the number she’ll carry on her saddlecloth, and the number you’ll use for betting). Her morning-line odds are 9-2.

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Those are the basics. But what does the rest of the information mean? Let’s break it all down section-by-section and explain in detail:

  • Brisnet Pace and Speed Pars
  • Jockey Stats
  • Trainer Stats
  • Dam Stats
  • Sire Stats
  • Sales Stats
  • Horse's Pedigree, Sales, Breeding information
  • Brisnet Prime Power Rating
  • Running Style Stats
  • Brisnet Pedigree Ratings
  • Medication, Equipment and Weight
  • Horse's Career Record
  • Owner and Jockey Silks
  • Positive and Negative Comments
  • Date of Race, Track, and Race Number
  • Surface, Distance, and Track Conditions
  • Fractional Times, Final Time, and Age Designation
  • Brisnet Race Rating and Class Rating
  • Race Type
  • Brisnet Pace and Speed Ratings
  • Post Position, In-race Positions, and Finishing Position
  • Jockey and Weight
  • Medication, Equipment, and Odds
  • Top Finishers, Comment, and Number of Starters
  • Workouts
  • Brisnet Race Shapes

1. Brisnet Pace and Speed Pars: The Brisnet Pace and Speed ratings pars found in the opening section are repeated near the top-right corner of every page within Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances, allowing you to quickly reference these handy standards.

2. Jockey Stats: The jockey assigned to ride each horse is listed underneath the horse’s name and morning-line odds. Accompanying the name of the jockey are a variety of stats pertaining to the jockey’s record at the current track and race meet, the jockey’s record for the year, and the jockey’s record under circumstances applicable to today’s race. For more information, check out our in-depth guide to jockey stats.

3. Trainer Stats: The name of the trainer is listed in bold text underneath the horse’s pedigree and breeding information, marked by the abbreviation “Trnr.” Alongside and underneath the trainer’s name are useful statistics similar to those offered for jockeys. Details can be found in our guide to trainer stats.

4. Dam Stats: Curious whether the horse you’re handicapping hails from a productive family? Check out the dam stats, which indicate how the dam (mother) of the horse you’re analyzing has fared as a racehorse and broodmare. You’ll find data on her own racing ability as well as the success rates of her foals; for more information, explore our guide to dam stats.

5. Sire Stats: The dam is only half of the pedigree equation, so Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances also provide stats on the sire (father) and dam sire (maternal grandfather) of each horse. What is the average winning distance of a sire’s progeny? How do they perform when racing in the mud? As we explain in our breakdown of sire stats, Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances cover a lot of territory.

6. Sales Stats: If a horse sold at auction, you can find more details in the Sales Stats section. How did the price stack up against other horses sired by the same stallion? What was the stallion’s stud fee at the time the horse was conceived, and why is this important? We explain the details in our guide to auction stats.

7. Horse’s Pedigree, Sales, and Breeding Information: Related to the above-mentioned dam, sire, and auction stats is the pedigree, sales, and breeding information found in bold text to the right of each horse’s name. In the example shown above, the information conveyed is as follows:

  • f. 3 FTMSEP 2014 $30k: Cathryn Sophia is a filly (f.) aged three years old (3). Her color is bay (B.). In 2014, she sold for $30,000 ($30k) at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale held in September (FTMSEP).
  • Sire: Street Boss (Street Cry (IRE)) $12,500: Cathryn Sophia’s sire is Street Boss, a son of the Irish-bred racehorse Street Cry. (If a stallion’s name is not accompanied by a country code, the horse was bred in North America.) Street Boss’ current stud fee (the cost to breed a mare) is $12,500.
  • Dam: Sheave (Mineshaft): Cathryn Sophia’s dam is Sheave, a daughter of Mineshaft.
  • Brdr: Robert T Manfuso (MD): Cathryn Sophia was bred in Maryland by Robert T. Manfuso.

8. Brisnet Prime Power Rating: Remember the Brisnet Prime Power rankings we mentioned earlier? The rating for each individual horse is listed in their data section. In the example above, Cathryn Sophia is ranked 1st on Prime Power. For the record, she won the Kentucky Oaks.

9. Running Style Stats: Following each horse’s name is a combination of numbers and letters indicating their running style. Possible running styles include “E” (Early), “E/P” (Early/Presser), “P” (Presser), and “S” (Sustain or Closer). The subsequent number indicates the “speed points” the horse has accumulated in recent starts, which is a way of measuring how close to the early pace the horse has been racing. Higher numbers indicate more speed and a greater likelihood of the horse in question pursuing pacesetting tactics.

10. Brisnet Pedigree Ratings: How well is the horse bred to handle different racing surfaces and distances? Brisnet Pedigree Ratings provide clues for a variety of surfaces, including “Fst” (fast dirt), “Off” (wet dirt, including mud), “Dis” (today’s distance), and “Trf” (turf). Higher numbers are better, but the relationship between the numbers is also important in pointing out the best conditions for any given horse. Note, numbers may be followed by a “?” or “*” indicating small samples sizes; the “*” symbol indicates the smallest samples.

11. Medication, Equipment, and Weight: A variety of letters and symbols form something of a catch-all section communicating a lot of data. In the example shown above, Cathryn Sophia will carry 121 pounds (including her jockey) and is set to race with Lasix (L), a furosemide legal for race day use in some circumstances. Other symbols you might encounter include “B” (for phenylbutazone, an analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication) or the notations “Blnkr On” and “Blnkr Off” indicating the horse is adding or removing blinkers (common headgear to reduce a horse’s side vision and improve focus.)

12. Horse’s Career Record: This extensive grid of data tabulates a horse’s racing record into a series of numbers. In the example shown above, Cathryn Sophia has recorded 5 starts, 4 wins, 0 seconds, and 1 third in her life, earning $385,520. The highest Brisnet Speed rating she has posted is a 102.

The remaining rows of data break down Cathryn Sophia’s record in granular detail. She’s recorded 3 starts, 2 wins, and 1 third in 2016, earning $295,520, and her highest Brisnet Speed rating for the year is a 99. Comparatively, Cathryn Sophia posted 2 wins from 2 starts in 2015, earning $90,000 while peaking with a 102 Brisnet Speed rating. She’s never raced at Churchill Downs (CD), the location of today’s race, and she’s never competed over wet dirt, turf, a synthetic surface, or today’s race distance. Her record on fast dirt is identical to her lifetime record.

13. Owner and Jockey Silks: To help you follow each horse on race day, the owner of each horse is accompanied by a description of the racing silks the jockey will wear. In this example, Cathryn Sophia is owned by Cash Is King LLC, which means she’ll carry green silks adorned with a multi-colored crown. The sleeves will be white with green shamrocks.

14. Positive and Negative Comments: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the available data, Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances help you out by quickly highlighting positive and negative stats associated with each horse. These are listed in the form of comments enclosed within two boxes; positive comments are on the left, and negative comments are on the right.

15. Date of Race, Track, and Race Number: Sections 15-24 and 26 pertain to the running lines, which are the most important component of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances. Each row represents a race the horse has run, with the most recent race listed at the top.

The first bits of data communicate the date of each race, the track where it took place, and the race number. In the example above, Cathryn Sophia’s most recent race took place on April 9, 2016 (09Apr16) at Keeneland (Kee). The race was the sixth event of the day at Keeneland.

16. Surface, Distance, and Track Conditions: Next up are the conditions of the race. As can be seen in the example above, Cathryn Sophia has competed over a variety of distances, including 1 1/16 miles (1 1/16), one mile (1m), and seven furlongs (7f). She has run exclusively on fast dirt (ft). If you’re wondering about the definition of a furlong, we’ve got you covered. And if you’re curious about track condition and surface abbreviations, check out our handy guide.

If Cathryn Sophia had competed in a race on turf or synthetic, the distance of the race would have been preceded by either a “T” enclosed in a circle or square (indicating turf) or an “A” enclosed in a circle (indicating a synthetic track). An “X” enclosed in a circle means the race was scheduled to take place on turf, but was instead transferred to either dirt or synthetic, making it an “off-the-turf” race.

17. Fractional Times, Final Time, and Age Designation: The next several numbers indicate time — specifically, how fast the horses ran in a given race. In Cathryn Sophia’s most recent race, the Ashland S. (G1), the leaders ran the opening quarter-mile in 24 seconds, the half-mile in 47 1/5 seconds, and six furlongs in 1:11 seconds. The final time for the 1 1/16-mile distance was 1:43 2/5 seconds. The distances of the fractions listed will vary depending on the overall distance of the race.

So far, Cathryn Sophia has competed exclusively against her own age group. Had she contested a race open to horses of a particular age and older, the final time of the race would be followed by a number indicating the minimum age required for entry. The number, in turn, would be followed by an upward arrow indicating all horses older than the minimum age were allowed to compete.

18. Brisnet Race Rating and Class Rating: The Brisnet Race Rating (RR) indicates the quality of competition that participated in the race; the higher the number the better. The Brisnet Class Rating (CR) measures how well the horse in question performed against the competition; again, the higher the number the better.

19. Race Type: There are many different types of races, as indicated under the Race Types column. Stakes races represent the pinnacle of the sport, with Grade 1 (G1), Grade 2 (G2), and Grade 3 (G3) ranking as the very best in descending order. Maiden races (Mdn), allowance races (A or All), and claiming races (C or Clm) are also common. Races restricted to fillies and mares are designated by an “F” in a circle; races restricted to horses bred in a particular state are indicated by an “S” enclosed in a square.

20. Brisnet Pace and Speed Ratings: Remember those Brisnet Pace and Speed pars? The E1, E2, Late Pace (LP), and Speed (SPD) figures posted by each horse can be found in this section of the past performances. In our above example, Cathryn Sophia posted a 92 E1, a 106 E2, an 80 Late Pace, and a 94 Speed when finishing third in the Ashland S. (G1).

21. Post Position, In-race Positions, and Finishing Position: There’s a lot to cover here, so let’s break it down quickly. In the Ashland, Cathryn Sophia started from post position (PP) 3, or the third gate position counting outward from the inside lane. She spent the first three sections of the race (ST, 1C, and 2C) sitting in third position, between one length and 2 1/2 lengths behind the pacesetter. She rallied to lead by a head (hd) with one furlong remaining (indicated by STR), but weakened late to finish (FIN) third, beaten half a length.

22. Jockey and Weight: In the Ashland, Cathryn Sophia carried 121 pounds and was ridden by jockey CastellanoJJ, better known among racing fans as four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Javier Castellano.

23. Medication, Equipment, and Odds: The next two columns communicate several unrelated bits of data. The first column lists the medication and equipment used by a horse in the relevant race; in the Ashland, Cathryn Sophia raced with Lasix (L), but not the leg wraps (f) she wore in her previous three starts. Had she worn blinkers, these would be indicated by a lowercase (b), as opposed to the uppercase (B), which indicates the use of phenylbutazone.

The second column indicates the odds offered by a horse in each of their previous races. In the Ashland, Cathryn Sophia started at odds of 0.50-1, also known as 1-2. She was the favorite to win, as indicated by the (*) preceding her odds.

24. Top Finishers, Comment, and Number of Starters: The running lines close out by listing the top three finishers from each race in the past performances (including the margins separating each horse), a comment describing the performance of the horse you’re analyzing, and the number of horses that started in the race.

In the Ashland, the winner was Weep No More (WpNMr), who finished a neck (nk) ahead of Rachel’s Valentina (RclsVlntin). Rachel’s Valentina, in turn, finished a neck in front of Cathryn Sophia (CtrnSp), who finished two lengths clear of the fourth-place finisher. (Names listed in bold text indicate those horses are also entered in the race you’re analyzing; names listed in italicized text indicate the horse won its next race.)

Meanwhile, the comment section indicates Cathryn Sophia unleashed a bold bid while racing four paths off the rail (“Bold bid 4w,” or “Bold bid four-wide"), but failed to sustain her challenge (“hung”) down the homestretch. Finally, five horses started in the Ashland.

25. Workouts: In between races, horses stay fit by turning in timed workouts during the mornings. The details of these workouts can be found in the workout lines at the bottom of each horse’s data section. If you’re confused by all the numbers and abbreviations, don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with our guide to workouts.

26. Brisnet Race Shapes: How do the pace fractions and final time of a race relate to each other? That’s what Brisnet Race Shapes attempt to quantify. They analyze two pace splits from each race (marked as “1c” and “2c”) and define whether the pace was fast, average, or slow for the distance and resulting final time. If the leader was running faster than average, the numbers are positive. If the leader was running slower than average, the numbers are negative.

In the Ashland example, the early pace was faster than expected based on the final time, with the leader posting a +7 1c rating and a +13 2c rating.

The final sections of Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances explore track bias stats and summarize key numbers pertaining to each horse in a race. A sample of the Track Bias Stats section is included below, excerpted from a $20,000 claiming race for three-year-olds and older horses taking place over 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland:

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Let’s break down what each data point covers:

1. Race Type Stats: Before we dive into the Track Bias Stats, we must highlight the Race Type Stats section. This data box reviews races similar to the one you’re analyzing (in this case, $20,000 claimers for horses aged three and older racing one mile to 1 1/8 miles at Keeneland) and explores the typical outcomes of such races.

In this example, there are four races in the sample size (# Races). The betting favorites won 50% of the time (Win%) and finished in the money 75% of the time (ITM%). Betting $2 to win on the favorite in each race would have generated a positive return on investment of 55 cents (+0.55) for every $2 wager ($2ROI).

The races in the sample contained an average of 6.5 horses per race (Average Field Size), while the median $2 win payoff was $9.20. Half of the winners started at odds lower than 5-1 (% Winners < 5/1), while 50% started between 5-1 and 10-1 (% Winners >=5/1 <10/1) and 0% started at higher than 10-1 (% Winners > 10-1).

2. Track Bias Stats for the Meet: It’s helpful to know if the track you’re betting plays favorably toward certain types of horses more than others, whether that’s horses drawn in outside post positions or horses with early speed.

This is where the Track Bias Stats come in handy. The first section on the left covers data from the current race meet, or — if the meet has just begun — the previous race meet. The dates encompassed are listed in the second line of text below the * MEET Totals * header; in our example, the data covers Oct. 8 through Oct. 30. In between is the “Speed Bias” percentage (in this case, 70%), which measure the percentage of races won by horses assigned either the Brisnet “E” (Early) or “E/P” (Early/Presser) running style.

Other relevant information included at the top of the MEET Totals section is the distance of races the data applies to (dirt races taking place over 8.5 furlongs, or 1 1/16 miles), the number of races in the sample size (33), the percentage of races won in gate-to-wire fashion (33%), and the average number of lengths by which the winners trailed the leaders during the first two sections of the relevant races (in this case, 1.9 lengths at the first call and 1.2 lengths at the second call).

3. Run Style Bias Stats: These stats break down how each Brisnet running style — “E” (Early), “E/P” (Early/Presser), “P” (Presser), and “S” (Sustain or Closer) — has performed in races from the track bias sample. Each style is assigned a column containing two points of data: the impact value and the percentage of races won.

The percentage of races won is obvious; in the example above, horses with the “E” running style won 39% of the time, while horses with the “P” running style won just 9%. Meanwhile, the impact value ratings determine the mathematically expected winning percentage for each category and assign the number 1.00 as average. If a given running style boasts an impact value higher than 1.00, this style wins more often than expected. If the impact value is below 1.00, the running style wins less often than expected.

The most productive running styles are marked with either a “+” or a “++,” with double plusses marking especially formidable running styles.

4. Post Bias Stats: Bias stats pertaining to post positions are also included. Four categories of post positions are listed: RAIL (post 1), 1-3 (posts 1 through 3), 4-7 (posts 4 through 7), and 8+ (posts eight and wider). The average win percentage produced by each category is included, along with the impact values. As with running styles, “+” and “++” symbols mark the most productive categories.

For more information on post positions stats (and why impact values are especially relevant here), check out our detailed explainer.

5. Track Bias Stats for the Week: Sometimes the way a track plays can change during a course of the meet, rendering older data less meaningful. That’s why Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances list track bias stats for the most recent racing week as well as the whole meet. The week stats (* Week Totals *) are included to the right of the meet stats; if they vary significantly, you might want to take note.

In the example listed above, the week stats cover April 8 through April 10, the start of the Keeneland Spring Meet. The sample size is small (only six races), but the resulting stats vary significantly from the listed meet totals, which are based on the previous year’s Keeneland Fall Meet. Winners are rallying from farther behind, and pacesetters are struggling, which might affect the types of horses you wish to support with your betting dollars.

Following the Track Bias Stats section is the Race Summary section, as shown below:

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Let’s explore what the data covers:

6. Program Numbers, Horse Names, and Morning Line Odds: Each horse in the field is listed with their program number (#), name (Horse Name), and morning line odds (ML Odds). They are listed from fastest to slowest according to their average Brisnet Speed ratings they’ve posted over surfaces and distances similar to the race you’re currently analyzing (see data point #10 below).

7. Medication and Equipment: If a horse is set to race with medication (such as “L” for Lasix) or special equipment (such as “b” for blinkers), the pertinent abbreviations will be listed in this column.

8. Days Since Last Race: This column lists the number of days since the horse last raced. If the number is followed by a period, it indicates the horse’s previous race marked its first start off a layoff. If the number is followed by two periods, the race marked the horse’s second start off a layoff.

9. Run Style: Remember the Brisnet running styles we explained earlier — “E” (Early), “E/P” (Early/Presser), “P” (Presser), and “S” (Sustain or Closer)? Each horse’s assigned run style is listed in this column, alongside the number of speed points they have.

10. Average Brisnet Pace and Speed Ratings over Distance and Surface: How fast has each horse performed over the surface and approximate distance of the race you’re analyzing? You can find that information here, with average Brisnet E1, E2, Late Pace, and Speed ratings included.

A few caveats: When a number is enclosed by asterisks on either side, it means two or more suitable races within the last 90 days are included for the average. If there are no asterisks, only one suitable race is counted, so it’s not technically an average. If a number is enclosed within parentheses, the counted race took place more than 90 days ago.

11. Average Race Rating: How tough is the competition each horse has been facing? The Race Ratings from their recent races are averaged together and included for easy reference under the Average Race Rating column.

12. Best Pace: How fast is each horse capable of running over today’s surface and approximate distance? Their best E1, E2, and Late Pace ratings posted in suitable races within the last year can be found here.

13. Final Speed: How fast has each horse been running, regardless of distance or surface? The Brisnet Speed ratings received in their last four starts are listed here. The most recent race and Speed rating falls under the “Sp1” column. If the race took place on turf, it will be marked with a “T.” Periods mark races that took place over the same surface and approximate distance as the race you’re analyzing.

14. Average Competitive Level: A horse might be competing in races with impressive Race Ratings, but if they’re finishing in last place every time, it might not mean much. The Average Competitive Level (ACL) number takes the Race Ratings from races in which a given horse has finished on the board, then averages them to demonstrate the typical level at which the horse is competitive.

15. Racing Speed Average: An average of the last three Brisnet Speed ratings posted by each horse.

16. Previous Race Ratings: The Race Ratings assigned to each horse’s last three races are included in this column. R1 represents the most recent race.

17. Mud Speed: The fastest Brisnet Speed rating a horse has posted over a muddy or sloppy track.

The next four columns fall under the “Pedigree Stats” banner and list some of the useful sire stats included in the data sections for each individual horse. From left to right, the four points of data are:

18. Mud Starts: The number of starts the sire’s progeny have made over off tracks.

19.Mud Win Percentage: The percentage of mud starts the sire’s progeny have won.

20. Sire’s Average Winning Distance: The average winning distance of the sire’s progeny, measured in furlongs.

21. Dam Sire’s Average Winning Distance: The average winning distance of the dam sire’s progeny, measured in furlongs.

The final seven data points rank the race entrants according to many of the data points explained earlier:

22. Speed Last Race: A ranking of the entrants from fastest to slowest, according to the Brisnet Speed rating they received in their most recent race.

23. Back Speed: A ranking of the entrants from fastest to slowest, according to the highest Brisnet Speed rating they have posted during the last year over today’s surface and approximate distance.

24. Current Class: A ranking of the entrants compiled by analyzing the Class Ratings from their recent starts, placing greater emphasis on races that took place over today’s surface and approximate distance.

25. Average Class Last 3: A ranking of the entrants achieved by averaging the Brisnet Class Ratings from their last three starts.

26. Prime Power: A ranking of the entrants according to their assigned Brisnet Prime Power rating.

27. Early Pace Last Race: A ranking of the entrants according to the early speed they showed in their last race. If the race was a sprint, the number listed is the horse’s most recent E2 Pace rating. If the race was a route, the number listed is the horse’s most recent E1 Pace rating.

28. Late Pace Last Race: A ranking of the entrants according to the Brisnet Late Pace rating they posted in their most recent race.

Phew! That’s a lot of data, but we can appreciate Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances for going to such great lengths to provide helpful handicapping information. Good luck with your betting!

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