Sectional Times

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How are your sectional times compiled?
We digitally time from race video. Software is used which enables frame by frame analysis, with each frame representing 0.04 secs (25 fps).
How long after the race meeting will the sectional time data appear in the form?
Race Day
Preferred publish day a.m.
Latest publish day a.m.
Saturday
Tuesday
Friday
Sunday
Thursday
Saturday
Monday
Friday
Sunday
Tuesday
Friday
Monday
Wednesday
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Wednesday
Thursday
In general this means sectional time form data should always be available for any horse on a 7 day backup.
How accurate are your sectional times?
The key factors which have an influence on the accuracy of our sectional times include:
  • A video frame represents 0.04 seconds. This logically means the best we can achieve is an accuracy of plus or minus 0.04 seconds.
  • Accurate measuring and placement of 200m distance rail markers by race club staff.
  • Camera angles which produce a more side-on view as runners pass distance markers, enable a more accurate judgment on the part of our video analysis staff.
  • Our timing process requires human interaction with technology. As such, there will always be scope for human error. We have well trained and dedicated staff, supported by software written specifically for the task of compiling sectional times. This software has in-built error checking, designed to prompt staff when a time element falls outside of specified guidelines.
The main outcome we are looking for when compiling sectional times is consistency. A consistent approach produces sectional and 200m split time rankings which enable comparison of the energy distribution of runners, within and across the races of a particular meeting (regardless of any incorrect rail marker positions, difficult camera angles etc).
Why should I have to pay for sectional times?
Our Sectional Pro Form offering includes much more than just raw sectional times. Tight integration within a digital formguide and the way the data is presented / analysed makes a big difference to the form study process and outcome. Regardless of this aspect, there is no other 'free' sectional time coverage which matches the breadth of meetings we cover. It takes an average of 10 man hours to compile the 200m increment sectional times for one meeting. Given that we cover approximately 150 meetings per month, it requires 1,500 man hours to provide the content for a monthly subscription. Please consider this when deciding whether what we offer is 'value-for-money'.
Can I obtain just the raw sectional time data?
The web based Sectional Pro Form product is packaged for personal-use only. Scraping, storage and further distribution of our web based data (which has a significant cost of compilation) is neither permitted, nor in the spirit of fair play. To encourage 'fair play', we do offer data packages (requiring an additional payment) enabling the user friendly export of raw data via API to other personal-use aplications.
Which tracks have 200m increment sectional time coverage?
Australian Capital Territory
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Canberra
P
CAB
CANB
Canberra Acton
P
ACT
CANB
Hong Kong
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Happy Valley
M
HAP
H V
Sha Tin
M
SHA
SHAT
New South Wales
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Canterbury
M
CAN
CANT
Randwick
M
RAN
RAND
Randwick-Kensington
M
KEN
RWAT
Rosehill
M
ROS
RHIL
Warwick Farm
M
WAF
W FM
Beaumont
P
BNT
BEAU
Gosford
P
GOS
GOSF
Hawkesbury
P
HAW
HAWK
Kembla Grange
P
KEG
K GR
Newcastle
P
NEW
NCLE
Wyong
P
WYO
WYNG
Albury
C
ALR
ALB
Ballina
C
BAL
BLNA
Casino
C
CAS
CSNO
Cessnock
C
CES
CESS
Coffs Harbour
C
COH
COFF
Goulburn
C
GOU
GOUL
Grafton
C
GRA
GRAF
Lismore
C
LIS
LISM
Murwillumbah
C
MUW
MWBH
Muswellbrook
C
MUS
MWBK
Nowra
C
NOW
NOWR
Port Macquarie
C
POM
P MQ
Scone
C
SCO
SCNE
Tamworth
C
TAM
TAMW
Taree
C
TAE
TAR
Wagga
C
WAG
WAGG
Queensland
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Doomben
M
DOO
DOOM
Eagle Farm
M
EAF
E FM
Gold Coast
P
GCO
GCST
Ipswich
P
IPS
IPSW
Sunshine Coast
P
SUN
CDRA
Sunshine Coast Cushion
P
SCC
CDCT
Toowoomba
P
TOO
TWBA
Cairns
C
CAI
CRNS
Mackay
C
MAC
MKAY
Rockhampton
C
ROC
ROCK
Townsville
C
TOW
TOWN
Singapore
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Singapore
M
SGP
SING
South Australia
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Morphettville
M
MOP
MORP
Morphettville Parks
M
MPK
MRPK
Balaklava
P
BAK
BKVA
Gawler
P
GAW
GAWL
Murray Bridge
P
MUB
M BR
Strathalbyn
P
STR
SBYN
Tasmania
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Hobart
P
HOB
ELWK
Launceston
P
LAU
MOWB
Devonport Synthetic
C
DVS
DEVS
Victoria
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Caulfield
M
CAU
CAUL
Flemington
M
FLE
FLEM
Moonee Valley
M
MOV
M V
Sandown-Hillside
M
SHS
SANH
Sandown-Lakeside
M
SLS
SANL
Ballarat
P
BAR
BRAT
Bendigo
P
BED
BDGO
Cranbourne
P
CRA
CRAN
Geelong
P
GEE
GEEL
Geelong Synthetic
P
GES
GESY
Kilmore
P
KIL
KILM
Kyneton
P
KYN
kYNE
Mornington
P
MOG
MORN
Racing.com Park
P
RAC
PAKM
Racing.com Synthetic
P
RAS
PAKS
Sale
P
SAL
SALE
Seymour
P
SEY
SEYM
Warrnambool
P
WAR
WNBL
Ararat
C
ARA
ARAT
Bairnsdale
C
BAI
BDLE
Benalla
C
BEN
BLLA
Echuca
C
ECH
ECHA
Hamilton
C
HAM
HTON
Moe
C
MOE
MOE
Swan Hill
C
SWH
SW H
Wangaratta
C
WAT
WANG
Werribee
C
WER
WERR
Yarra Glen
C
YAG
Y GL
Western Australia
Track Name
MPC
3 Code
4 Code
Ascot
M
ASC
ASCT
Belmont Park
M
BEP
BLMT
Bunbury
P
BUB
BUNB
Northam
P
NOT
NTHM
Pinjarra
P
PIJ
PINJ
Kalgoorlie
P
KAL
KALG
Geraldton
C
GER
GTON
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