Learn More - Basic PPs

Learn More about Equibase Basic PPs?

What are Basic PPs?

Equibase® Basic PP Programs are your On-Track Programs available on your computer. The Basic PP Program offers past performance data in an easy-to-read format for newcomers and seasoned track-goers alike.

Features of Basic PPs

  • Voided Claim Information
  • Geldings (1st Start Since Reported Date)
  • Free access to result charts for every past performance
  • Links to watch video replays for every past performance*
  • Equibase® Speed and Pace Figures and Class Ratings
*requires a Video Race Replay daily plan or subscription

More about Basic PP Features

Equibase Speed Figures

The Equibase Speed Figure tells you how fast a horse has been running in its past races with a single number. Its sophisticated algorithms are based on the horse's actual time in combination with other factors, such as the condition of the track. A horse running in stakes company might earn a 110 , while a horse running in a claiming race might earn an 80. The Equibase Speed Figure has been equalized for different tracks, distances and conditions, therefore a 100 at Laurel Race Course is the same as a 100 at Philadelphia Park.

Direct Links to Replays and Results

Races denoted with the video camera include available Replays which are available to view if you have a Replays Subscription. Click here for information on available subscriptions. The date link in each past performance provides free access to Historical Charts.

*requires a Video Race Replay daily plan or subscription

Scan the QR Code for More

A QR code is a barcode that is readable by your smart phone if it has the correct reader application installed.

This code will let you use your phone to quickly access instant data on equibase.com. A QR code is on every PP in the header area for each race in a printed program. Prior to the race, simply scan the QR code to see that race's latest scratches and changes. After the race, scan again and get access to the chart and replay right on your phone!

Class Ratings

Each starter will have a Class Rating which is an estimate of what that starter will earn for an Equibase Speed Figure (Thoroughbred) or speed rating (Quarter Horse and Arabian) in today's race. The Class Rating is a predictive number based on the horses' previous Speed Figures and speed ratings with emphasis placed on recent races and races run at the same distance as today's race.

Race Ratings

The Race Rating is displayed in the race header area, and is an estimate of what the winner of today's race will earn for an Equibase Speed Figure (Thoroughbred) or speed rating (Quarter Horse and Arabian) and assumes that the winner will perform a "best effort."

Pace Ratings

The Equibase Pace Figures are basically the horse's "speed figure" at the first call of the race and is available for all Thoroughbred and Arabian races. Based on the horse's actual time and other conditions, such as track condition, these figures allow you to compare a horse's performance at the early point of the race.

Timeform Ratings

For horses with foreign starts, the Timeform Rating express in terms of pounds the level of form a horse has shown. On the Flat they range from below 30 for bad performers to over 130 for the real top-notchers. Over jumps the range is from below 60 to over 165. Horses without recent rateable form appear as a dash.

Great care is taken to keep the level of Timeform ratings consistent from one season to the next (after due allowance has been made for various factors that might alter the overall picture), so that comparisons between different generations can be made.

Run-Up Distance

The run-up distance indicates the distance (in feet) from the starting gate to the point where timing of the race began. This new run-up distance is being listed in superscript after the distance of the race in Equibase Premium PP Programs and results charts.

Temporary Rail

Temporary rail distance is the number of feet that a temporary railing is placed from the permanent inner rail on a turf course. A temporary rail placement is used to help avoid wear and tear on the course.

First Time Gelding

The program will note when a racehorse is running for the first time after having been reported as a gelding with the (FTG) notation after the horse name.PP lines will also include "Reported On" date in the running line.

Voided Claim Information

- A voided claim is a claim originally recorded in the race result and later voided. Included along with the record of the voided claim will be the reason why it was voided (as determined by the track).