Hcap - Handicap
Hcap HRd - Handicap Hurdle
Mdn Stks - Maiden Stakes
Nov Hrd - Novice Hurdle
Listed - Just below Group class
Not sure on the other three
For more information: http://www.flatstats.co.uk/horse-race-information.html
Win is a horse that finishes in first place in the race.
Place is a horse that finishes in second place in the race.
Show is a horse that finishes in third place in the race.
A win bet is the act of placing a bet on one horse that the better thinks will finish first in the race.
A place bet is the act of placing a bet on one horse that the ...
These are indeed lead ponies or companion ponies. This horse(s) are brought along with a race horse to and on the road to keep them emotionally stable and focused on the race. These ponies help them to stay calm before races. This is a common practice for many race horses.
Famed champion Seabiscuit relied on a whole covey of kindly animals: a horse named ...
Parimutuel works by pooling all bets in a given result, then dividing the pool by the total number of betting units held in wagers that match the winning result.
To make calculation easier to work and the customer experience easier to join, one betting unit is often equated to one currency unit (that is, one unit is worth one dollar, and one dollar buys one ...
Betfair's odds system is somewhat different to the more conventional bookmakers.
They allow punters to bet against each other. A punter has two choices, one is to back an event for a win, the other is to back the event not to happen. The latter is called a lay bet.
Punters can set their own odds, stake and bet type, and then wait for another punter to ...
Just found this blog post containing the sentence: "There is convincing evidence that superior horses are not always penalised enough in UK racing."
I guess the whole idea of handicapping is to marginally reduce the gap between first and last but not to eliminate it altogether.
The lowest I could find was Man o' War from 1920, winning with 1/100 odds.
Just ten days later, Man o' War returned in the Stuyvesant Handicap
which he won easily against only one rival. His odds of 1 to 100 were
believed to be the lowest ever offered in an American horserace
The 3 races in 6 weeks isn't the issue. While some horses will race only in one race - particularly the Derby - most of them are racing all three unless they get hurt.
Instead, there are several contributing factors making it harder to win the triple crown.
The three races are of different lengths, meaning different horses will run them differently. The ...