How To Read Past Performances

How To Read -Paceline Report (PP's) TM

The RsPos TM Paceline Report is indispensable if you are used to looking at past performances. Our past performances, however, also include some special features not found in any other past performance reports. We will go through each section and explain what information you can find there and what it means. Below is a sample of one horse's past performance. We will describe in detail all the different parts of this valuable report. 

screen shot of PP Report for one horse

Sections of the Paceline Report

 Here are the different sections of the Paceline Report:

  • Horse Information
  • Workout Information
  • Lifetime Statistics
  • Past Performance Lines
  • Pace Ratings and Fractional Times
  • Running Lines and Comments

Horse Information

PP Report Horse Info

This section contains the basic horse information. First is the post position followed by the horse's name. Under the name is the color, sex, age and state where the horse was bred. Next are the owner, breeder, sire (and sire's sire), dam (and dam's sire). To the right of the horse name is the Running Style-Position (PS10) and morning line odds. Below that is the trainer and jockey with their last 30 day statistics - starts, win, place, show, win%. The last line contains days since last race (DSLR), Medication (L for Salix), Equipment, Average Earnings (AE), and rank in this field. Average Purse Value (APV and rank in this field), and our Significant Facts. A complete list of Significant Facts is included in a separate document.

Workout Information

PP Report Workout Info

This section lists the horse's last 6 races and workouts in chronological order. The first number is the number of days ago and the letter represents a race or a workout. 7 - W means 7 days prior the horse worked 5f on a fast track in 64.20 seconds handily at Turf Paradise and was the 33rd fastest of 41 workouts that day.

Lifetime Statistics

PP Report Lifetime Statistics

These are the lifetime statistics for this horse in many different categories. First are lifetime starts, win, place, show, and earnings. Then we show current year and last year. After that we show separate statistics for turf races, races at today's distance, at today's track and on "off" tracks. On the right side of the box we show statistics for each different running style that the horse has displayed in his history.

Past Performance Lines

PP Report Past Performance Lines

While most of the past performance information should look familiar, there are some different items in the RsPos TM past performances. We start on the far left side of the pp's with date of the race, number of days since that race, race number, track, distance, and track condition. The next number you see, 1.3 in the first past performance, is the ratio of today's race purse to this race purse. For example, if the purse of today's race is $13,000 then the purse on 12 Feb would be $10,000. So the horse is racing for a purse today that is 1.3 times the purse of his race on 12 Feb. Next is the race type or race name if it was a stake race, followed by the claiming price (where applicable) and purse in thousands. The last number in this group is the number of starters in that race.

Pace Ratings and Fractional Times

PP Report pace ratings and fractional times

This section contains pace ratings for the race and for this horse in that race along with this horse's fractional times. The first set of four numbers are pace and speed ratings for the horse on the lead in that particular race. First is the pace rating to the first 1/4 mile, then the pace rating to the 1/2 mile, then the pace rating to the top of the stretch. The last number in bold is the final Cramer Speed Rating for the winner of the race.

The fractional times in the middle represent the horse's actual time adjusted for beaten lengths. First is the 1/4 mile time, then 1/2 mile time, then the 3/4 mile time, then the stretch fraction (the final 1/8 of a mile) and finally the final time. All times are in seconds.

The last group of numbers are this horse's pace ratings for this race, using the same distances as the previous set of pace ratings. The last figure in bold is the Cramer Speed Rating that this horse earned in the race. Items in blue are the top figures for that particular category.

Running Lines and Comments

PP Report running lines and comments

The last section contains the projected Running Style-Position for that race, the post position of the horse, his position at the break, his actual Running style for the race, and the position and beaten lengths at each point of call (1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, stretch call, and finish). Next comes the jockey (if it is in bold it is today's jockey) followed by medication and equipment indicators, final odds, and the chart caller's comments.