In short – handicapping is where the best horses in the race are made to run with additional weights, in order to slow them down and create a more competitive race. … A horse with a rating of 130 will carry 10 pounds more weight than a horse with a rating of 120.

## What do the numbers in horse racing mean?

Form runs from left to right, with the oldest races on the left and the most recent on the right. The numbers 1-9 indicate the position the horse finished in the race. The number 0 indicates that the horse finished outside the first 9. The symbol – separates racing seasons. Numbers before the – are for last season.

## How do speed ratings work in horse racing?

Speed ratings, in their simplest form, compare the time posted by each horse with a standard time (the time you would expect each horse to run based on the class and distance of the race). These standard times should be compiled from as much recent data as can be found.

## What is RPR and/or in horse racing?

OR – official rating assigned by the British Horseracing Authority. RPR – Racing Post Rating (compiled by our private form handicapper), adjusted for that day’s weights.

## What does a 7 2 bet mean?

When horse racing odds are shown in the form of 7-2, 5-1, etc, it expresses the amount of profit to the amount invested. So odds of 7-2 mean that for every $2 invested, the punter gets $7 profit in return. This means when you bet $2, the total return if the bet is successful is $9.

## What does LTO mean in horse racing?

Go to the Inform Racing race card and find the highest rated horse last time out (Lto). In the example below for the 2.50 York, you can see that Delizia has the highest Lto rating of 82.

## What does speed figure mean in horse racing?

Speed figures measure how fast a horse races, using a complex formula to normalize race times across all tracks, distances and surfaces. The figure is based on the horse’s actual finishing time along with other factors such as run up distance, rail distance and track condition (including wind when recorded).

## How do you calculate a horse’s speed index?

To calculate a specific speed index for a specific horse in a specific race, the time the horse finished in is compared to the averaged speed for the distance the race was, and points are added or subtracted based on whether the time was faster or slower than the average.

## What does C mean in horse racing?

What does C&D mean? As well as numbers showing the horses’ most recent finishing positions, look out for letters such and C & D next to its name. C means they have won previously at the course and D means they have won over the same distance.

## What is H in horse gender?

m – mare (female, 5 years or older) c – colt (male 4 years or younger) h – horse ( non-neutered male 5 years or older) g – gelding (neutered male any age)

## How do you read a Racing Post Rating?

Racing Post Ratings (RPR) are based on a horse’s racing ability in relation to the weight carried i.e. if horse X beats horse Y carrying the same weight then it is awarded a higher rating. The ratings are expressed in pounds (lb) so a horse rated 140 is regarded as 10lb better than one rated 130.

## What happens if you bet $100 on a +140 money line?

An underdog at +140 moneyline odds means a $100 winner nets you $140 in profit.

## What are 7 to 4 odds?

Those style of odds are called “Fractional odds.” The first number is how much you win relative to how much you bet (the second number) So 7/4 odds mean that if you bet $4, and the outcome happens, you win $7 (plus your original $4.) 4/1 odds mean that if you bet $1 and it happens, you win $4 (plus your original $1)

## How much money would you win if you bet $100?

This means for every $100 you bet, you win $200.