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Horse Race Card Legend

ColumnNameExampleDataTypeProductBrief Description
RaceID798272numericRaceCardUnique identifier for race as per Press Association RaceID
RaceMeetWincantoncharacterRaceCardWhich of the UK/IRE race tracks the race is being run at
RaceDate2021-12-14dateRaceCardDate in YYYY-MM-DD format (this format is useful for ranking/ordering)
RaceTime1:00timeRaceCardTime in H:MM format (almost all UK/IRE races are PM). Sometimes seen as 02:55
RaceLength1m5fcharacterRaceCardTo the nearest furlong the length of the race. (8 furlongs in a mile.)
RaceClassClass 3characterRaceCardClass of the race (UK only)
RaceGroundGoodcharacterRaceCardThe ground (as advertised the night before) of the course on which the race is to be run
RacePrize7,763characterRaceCardPrize in either GBP or EUR of the race for the winner (it may help to remove the comma and there are options to convert from EUR to GBP for Irish races to have a common currency)
RaceRunners8numericRaceCardNumber of horses expecting to be declared
Number6numericRaceCardHorse Number, the number the horse will run with to be identified
HorseSTRIKING A POSEcharacterRaceCardHorse Name (as registered)
JockeyBrendan PowellcharacterRaceCardJockey name
TrainerColin TizzardcharacterRaceCardTrainer name
Weight9-4characterRaceCardWeight expressed as Stones-Pounds that the horse is expected to carry in normal circumstances (includes penalties for good recent form)
Claiming5numericRaceCardAn allowance in LBs assigned to apprentice jockeys (based on own personal race form)
WeightLBs130numericRaceCardAfter taking into account the Weight and the Claiming Allowance, the weight in lbs that the horse will carry
Age4numericRaceCardAge of horse in years
SexCcharacterRaceCardSex of horse: F – filly, C – colt, M – mare, G – gelding, H- horse, R – rig (quite uncommon!)
Stall7numericRaceCardFor flat races, which Stall the horse has been assigned to.
Form21-132characterRaceCardTypically looking back 6 races, short form scribe of the horses form (position in last few races)
Provisional_SP3/1characterRaceCardAt the time of race card generation, what was the fractional odds an online bookmaker was offering for the horse in the Win market.
PriceD4numericRaceCardPriceD converts Provisional_SP column from fractional to decimal
TS84numericRaceCardTS: Top Speed Rating
OR80numericRaceCardOR: Official Rating
RPR98numericRaceCardRPR:Racing Post Rating
CcharacterRaceCardWon at this course (C for Yes)
DcharacterRaceCardWon at this distance (D for Yes)
CDcharacterRaceCardWon at this distance at this course (CD for Yes)
BFBFcharacterRaceCardWas a beaten favourite in the last race (BF for Yes)
DSLR70numericRaceCardDays Since Last Race (does not go down to the level of splitting out Flat and Jump racing for those horses that are known to try their hand at both). This is really the last time out.
DSLR_Calc70numericRaceCardDSLR_Calc: As DSLR but manually calculated from our Database. Differences are usually down to overseas runs. Our database does contain some overseas race results.
MilesTravelled15numericRaceCardMilesTravelled of horse in miles (Trainers yard to racetrack – assumes horse did not travel prior)
EquipmentcharacterRaceCardShort hand text detailing if the horse is running with equipment or otherwise (blank)
AvePrizeContested8021numericRaceCardUsing the Last 6 races worth of information, what is the average of the race prizes this horse has contested.
MaxPrizeContested12031numericRaceCardWithin those Last 6 races, what was the largest race prize this horse contested for
LastPrizeContested9451numericRaceCardThe last time out, what was the prize of the race
LastPCMinusThisPC-1688numericRaceCardTo give a flavour of the drop down/step up in Prize contested (loose proxy for competition) going into this race
ColumnNameExampleDataTypeProductBrief Description
AVEPositionalScore_L63numericRaceCardDogRace operate a PositionalScoringMatrix to help give a single value to the recent form. See our matrix on our HOW IT WORKS page. This is the average positional score of the Last 6 races (or up to last 6 if the horse hasn’t run that many yet)
SUMPositionalScore_L618numericRaceCardAs well as taking an average we can also SUM. Arguably a fairer representation (particularly if horses have contested < 6 races in their lifetime). NB. Our positional scoring matrix has positive numbers as well as negatives.
J_WinRatio0.05numericRaceCardJockey Win Ratio: either looking at the Last14 days or the L6 runs (whatever was needed to get a minumum of 6 runs to calculate) this figure is the WIN strike rate of the JOCKEY
T_WinRatio0.18numericRaceCardTrainer Win Ratio: either looking at the Last14 days or the L6 runs (whatever was needed to get a minumum of 6 runs to calculate) this figure is the WIN strike rate of the TRAINER
JT_WinRatio0numericRaceCardJockeyTrainer Win Ratio: either looking at the Last14 days or the L6 runs (whatever was needed to get a minumum of 6 runs to calculate) this figure is the WIN strike rate of the JOCKEY when its on the TRAINERS horse
J_PlaceRatio0.32numericRaceCardAs J_WinRatio but with Place positions (Win given same weight as a 2nd place finish for instance)
T_PlaceRatio0.45numericRaceCardAs T_WinRatio but with Place positions
JT_PlaceRatio0.67numericRaceCardAs JT_WinRatio but with Place positions
J_RatiosMethod14DnumericRaceCardFor transparency alerting any user of the racecard which method was used to calculate. Either we used the Last14 days (L14) – since we were able to include 6 or more races in this, or we go back further than 14 days until we find exactly 6 races (L6)
T_RatiosMethod14DnumericRaceCardAs above but for trainer based strike rates, ratios
JT_RatiosMethodL6numericRaceCardAs above but for jockey/trainer combo based strike rates, ratios
H_14DnumericRaceCardNumber of times out by the Horse in the last 14 days
H_30DnumericRaceCardNumber of times out by the Horse in the last 30 days
H_365D6numericRaceCardNumber of times out by the Horse in the last year
H_S20108numericRaceCardNumber of times out by the Horse since 2010
J_14D22numericRaceCardNumber of races the jockey has ridden in the last 14 days
J_30D52numericRaceCardNumber of races the jockey has ridden in the last 30 days
J_365D360numericRaceCardNumber of races the jockey has ridden in the last year
J_S20102269numericRaceCardNumber of races the jockey has ridden since 2010
T_14D22numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had horses in for the last 14 days
T_30D49numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had horses in for the last 30 days
T_365D465numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had horses in for the last year
T_S20101836numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had horses in since 2010
JT_14D1numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had this jockey on his/her horses in the last 14 days
JT_30D9numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had this jockey on his/her horses in the last 30 days
JT_365D29numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had this jockey on his/her horses in the last year
JT_S201029numericRaceCardNumber of races the trainer has had this jockey on his/her horses since 2010
DSLR_T23numericRaceCardTypical DSLR: The standard gap between races for this horse. Will give you an idea if there has been longer than usual lay off for instance.
P_64characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-6 (6 races ago)
P_52characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-5 (5 races ago)
P_41characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-4 (4 races ago)
P_31characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-3 (3 races ago)
P_23characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-2 (2 races ago)
P_12characterRaceCardPosition in Race n-1 (1 race ago)
R_65numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-6
R_514numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-5
R_411numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-4
ColumnNameExampleDataTypeProductBrief Description
R_39numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-3
R_217numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-2
R_19numericRaceCardRunners in Race n-1
PR_64/5characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-6
PR_52/14characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-5
PR_41/11characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-4
PR_31/9characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-3
PR_23/17characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-2
PR_12/9characterRaceCardPosition/Runners in Race n-1
PS_60numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-6 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
PS_53numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-5 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
PS_45numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-4 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
PS_35numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-3 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
PS_22numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-2 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
PS_13numericRaceCardPositional Score in Race n-1 (PositionalScore is DogRace’s attempt to give a single value for recent form)
Length_611numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-6
Length_511numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-5
Length_411numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-4
Length_312numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-3
Length_211numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-2
Length_114numericRaceCardRace Length (in furlongs) of Race n-1
Class_63numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-6
Class_56numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-5
Class_46numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-4
Class_34numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-3
Class_24numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-2
Class_13numericRaceCardRace Class (for UK Race Meets) of Race n-1
Form_Alt421-132characterRaceCardForm as captured from an alternative source, should be compared with Form and will mostly marry up
Form_Calc421132characterRaceCardThis is the form as calculated based on the results in our database.
Tips2 tipscharacterRaceCardTipsters backing strength
SilkIMGSilk ColourcharacterRaceCardSilk colour may be used
CommentsOff the mark in 2m5f point last month; open to progress back under rules; stable debutcharacterRaceCardQuick descriptive take on horses chances of winning
days off
UniqueRaceIDRC_20211217_100_Southwell (AW)characterRaceCardUnique identifier for race as set by dograces.co.uk
RaceNameHowden Maiden HurdlecharacterRaceCardThe name of the race
PrintDate14 December 2021 @ 21:50hrscharacterRaceCardA timestamp and useful reference detailing when we produced our racecard
RaceDate_DMY14/12/2021dateRaceCardA different format (UK version dd/mm/yyyy) for the Date of the Race
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