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June 28, 2007
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Thoro-Graph, whose proprietary performance figures have been utilized by professional handicappers and horsemen alike for the past 25 years, has unveiled Thoro-Graph Form Ratings, which are available exclusively on equibase.com, the website for the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information.
Thoro-Graph Form Ratings are based on Thoro-Graph Performance Figures, which take into account weight carried, ground loss, effect of wind on the final time, and track speed to provide an overall measure of ability shown by each horse in a race. The new Thoro-Graph Form Ratings provide an easy-to-use evaluation of the current form of horses competing against each other by creating a single rating for each horse.
“Thoro-Graph has a loyal following among professional handicappers and horsemen, and we are excited to leverage the popularity of equibase.com to introduce Thoro-Graph Form Ratings to a broad new audience of race fans,” said Thoro-Graph president, Jerry Brown. “Thoro-Graph Form Ratings help horseplayers quickly identify the primary contenders and live long shots in a race, as well as the spread in ability between the contenders.”
“Racing fans and handicappers of all levels visit equibase.com each day to prepare to play the races,” said Equibase president, Hank Zeitlin, “and Thoro-Graph Form Ratings further enhance the diverse menu of handicapping offerings available to them on equibase.com.”
Equibase Company is a partnership between The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America. 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.
Thoro-Graph was formed in 1982 by Jerry Brown to service the needs of horsemen and professional handicappers through the provision of sophisticated performance figures. Thoro-Graph also acts as a consultant for horsemen, advising on purchases and management of racehorses, including champion Victory Gallop, two time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Da Hoss, and leading sire Distorted Humor. Additional information about Thoro-Graph is available at http://www.thorograph.com.