Posts Tagged formulator

Jul 19 2013

Saratoga – The Summer Place To Be, For Trainers


Saratoga is not only the “summer place to be” for racing fans, it’s also the place to be for racing’s best trainers.  According to an article on DRF.COM, 21 of the top 25 trainers in purse money have stalls at Saratoga this summer.  In addition to that, throughout the meet there is a steady influx of trainers less familiar, but equally interested in winning a race at the premier racing meet of the summer.

For the horseplayer this presents a good deal of uncertainty when it comes to handicapping races involving so many trainers in so many different situations.  For that reason I rely on DRF Trainer Statistics more during this meet than probably any other time of the year.  In particular I use the DRF Formulator software to breakdown statistics into much finer categories than the summary statistics at the bottom of each horse’s Past Performances (PPs).  And opening day at the 2013 Saratoga meet presented a good example of why this can be so important.


Jun 20 2013

Result Charts Complete The Story

Result charts are a complete account of what happened in a race.  As opposed to the Past Performances (PPs) for an individual horse, which reflect a subset of the result chart information; and is focused only on information specific to that horse.  Before the Internet, result charts were accessible only by clipping them out of the Daily Racing Form and saving them in your own well guarded file.  A collection of well organized result charts was considered gold by many handicappers.  However, today they are available with the click of a mouse. Read More >>