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April 13, 2007
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A statistical information package highlighting important performance trends on all-weather racing surfaces has been unveiled on equibase.com, Thoroughbred racing’s official source for handicapping information.
The “All-Weather Statistics Package” provides handicappers with a wealth of information for the recently begun Keeneland and Woodbine meets and this season’s upcoming meets on the growing number of all-weather racing surfaces. The package includes sections devoted to individual horses, jockeys and trainers on all North American synthetic surfaces collectively, as well as individually, for the four tracks with all-weather surfaces currently installed. The package also includes sire statistics provided by equineline.com, supplying insight into the impact pedigree may have on a horse’s all-weather performance.
“Synthetic surfaces are a new variable to the handicapping equation, and until now handicappers have had no knowledge base for common questions such as which jockeys and trainers perform best,” said David O’Neill, manager of product development and support for Equibase. “Is pedigree a factor? Do horses switching from turf to all-weather have an advantage? Are track biases an inherent factor? These are the types of things handicappers question, and now are better equipped to answer.”
The All-Weather Statistics Package is available for $20 and will be updated quarterly to reflect the most current racing information.
Equibase Company is a partnership between The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Through its website, http://www.equibase.com, the company offers an ever-increasing menu of racing information and handicapping products for handicappers of all skill levels.
equineline.com is The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.’s Internet-based information network for horse industry professionals. In addition to its premier equineline Reports service for pedigrees, race records and other reports, equineline.com includes a Portfolio Service which allows industry professionals to track and maintain real-time updated information on their horses; a Trainer Program which streamlines and, in many cases, automates the business-related details associated with training horses; and a Farm Program which helps farms manage the business side of their operations more efficiently.