Sectional Time

For those who like to dig 'deeper'!

Pro Punter Form Feature Set:

Upcoming Meeting Race List:
A card of races for an upcoming meeting is displayed by selecting a meeting from the list of available meetings under the main 'Form' menu.

Track conditions, Scratchings and Gear changes for the meeting are also shown on this page.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Field for Upcoming Race - Standard View:
Clicking on a race link from the 'Meeting Race List' reveals a Field table for an 'Upcoming Race'. There are two 'radio' buttons which determine what columns are displayed in this table; 'Standard View' and 'Key Data View'.

'Standard View' shows standard form data and the Odds Comparison table.
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Column Heading
Description
PF
Requires a MQG Ratings subscription … Short for PFScore. This encompasses four rating types and takes the form of a 'consensus score' from 0 to 100. How each runner has 'ranked' in each of the four rating categories (or three where there is no sectional rating available) contributes to the final consensus score. The four rating types used are; Neural, Overall Time, Sectional (L600) Time and Weight (or Class) ratings.
API
Average Prize Money Index (,000). Equals total career prize money divided by the total career starts. i.e. $,000/Start
PP
Pre Post Price. A 'newspaper' style indicative pre post price.
Field for Upcoming Race - Key Data View:
Key Data View enables 'key' data about each runner to be compared for up to 10 previous starts. The 'Key' can be changed by choosing a form variable from the drop-down as indicated. Exactly what form variables are available depends upon your level of subscription. The Pos (position) column shown for each start cannot be changed and shows the finished position against field size.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Horse Form For Upcoming Race:
Horse Form for each runner in an upcoming race appears below the Race Field table and corresponding Speed Map.

Clicking on the 'Filters' and 'Options' links allows the Form display to be customised. Likewise, clicking on any displayed 'Form Links' will show comparative data for when runners have met in the past.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Form Display - Filters & Options
The 'Filters' and 'Options' Links allow for customisation of the Form display.

Filters include; track category and condition, race distance and wins/placings only. Options include; permanently expand any 'form links', colour code track cond, spells / letups / freshens, barrier trials and number of starts to display.
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Form Links:
For a given field of runners any 'Form Links' which exist between runners over previous races, will be displayed by the 'Form Links' icon. Clicking the Link will 'expand' the prior race contests (if not already expanded under form options).

Margins, weights (and relative weight changes), barriers and pricing information, corresponding to the prior starts when the horses met, is shown.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Horse Career:
'Horse Career' information is displayed by clinking on any of the Horse Name links in our form guide. It has a similar format to the 'horse form' which appears for an upcoming race, but shows all career starts.

Acceptances for any upcoming races are also shown.
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Meeting Results:
The 'Meeting Results' Table shows details for each race on the card and provides a link to call up each race result individually.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged by clicking on the magnifying glass.
Race Results - Standard View:
The 'Race Results' page is accessed by clicking on a race hyperlink in the 'Meeting Results' Table. There are two 'radio' buttons which determine what columns are displayed in the Race Results Table; 'Standard View' and 'Key Data View'.

'Standard View' shows std results data including finish position, margins, pir and price details.
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Race Results - Key Data View:
Key Data View enables 'key' data about each runner to be compared for up to 4 previous starts, 'This Start', and up to 5 subsequent starts. The 'Key' can be changed by choosing a form variable from the drop-down. Exactly what form variables are available depends upon your level of subscription. The Pos column shows the finished position against field size and is colour coded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
'User' Hierarchical Run, Horse and Race Notes:
A unique 'hierarchical' structure of Run Notes, Horse Notes and Race Notes has been implemented for Pro Form subscribers. This has the benefit of being able to organize and display ‘user created’ notes according to the relationships which exist between them. Please note that the ‘actual notes’ shown here were created for illustration purposes only.

The ‘note-action’ icons to look for throughout our digital Formguide are shown.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
The Race Field Formguide Page - Runner Details View:
The most fundamental note is a 'Run Note'. Run Notes are always related to Horse Notes (the next level of hierarchy).

'Mouse hover' over run note icon actions are shown.
The Race Field Formguide Page - Runner Details View: continued

'Click' on run note icon actions are shown.
The Race Field Formguide Page - Race Details View:
The highest form of note is the 'Race Note'. Race Notes always display any related Horse Notes (and any Run Notes related to the listed horses can be expanded or collapsed by clicking on the horse names).

'Mouse hover' over race note icon action is shown.
The Race Field Formguide Page - Race Details View: continued

'Click' on race note icon action is shown.
The Horse Details Page View:
Icon indicating a 'Horse Note' is shown.
Icon indicating a 'Black Book entry' is also shown.
The Meeting Details Page View:
Note: the example shown is for an un-resulted meeting (resulted meetings display in a similar manner with Race Notes and/or Run Notes being able to be edited or created).
'User' Bet Sheet Dashboard:
The BetSheet Dashboard can be accessed from the main 'Form' menu followed by Quick Links / Bet Sheets.

Select a Meeting/Race/Horse from the drop-down controls and enter any betting notes, followed by 'Add'. Bet sheets can be shared publicly or privately, with options to print as a .pdf or export to Excel.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
'User' Black Book:
The Black Book area can be accessed from the main 'Form' menu followed by Quick Links / Black Book.

Any previous Black Book entries which have accepted for an upcoming race will be listed first, followed by a complete listing of your Black Book horses to follow.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
How to add horses to your blackbook:

Search for a horse, or find one when you are reviewing a race's form.
Click the blackbook icon … as shown
Enter notes about the horse … as shown
Save your blackbook entry.
Developer API (Pro Punter Form specific):
Our developer API is available to all Pro Punter form Members. Please contact us to get your unique API access key.

Data from our API is for personal use only. We can also expose various parts of our framework upon request; if you are after some data that is available on Punting Form but not listed here, let us know and if it makes sense we will release the API.

Please note that you would generally need to have a relational database software package such as Microsoft Access (or similar), if you wish to maintain a personal desktop database of Horse form and results etc. A typical flat-file format for use in Excel etc would be too large and unwieldily as a permanent storage solution. Our existing API's (which can be used to systematically add new data to a preconfigured historical database) are of most use to programmers or those with experience in the use of relational database products.

However, the API's listed as returning standard text file format, may be saved to a .csv file (which can then be opened using Excel or Notepad) by following a simple procedure:
  • Paste the API URL (complete with your unique User Key) into your chosen browser address bar.
  • Convert the web page of text output to a spreadsheet or csv file by:
  • Select (highlight) all text on the web page
  • Copy to cell A1 on an Excel spreadsheet (leave column A highlighted)
  • On the Excel menu tab, select ‘Data’ then ‘Text To Columns’
  • Click Next
  • Tick Comma
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • All the data should then be neatly arranged in separate columns.
OR, if using the Google Chrome browser…it is also possible to simply choose …. menu / more tools / save page as, ‘all.csv’.
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MQG Web Ratings Feature Set:

Note: please refer to the Pro Punter Form product page for details of; Form Display - Filters & Options, Form Links and Interactive Form - User Notes/Black Book/Bet Sheets (which are also common to MQG Web Ratings).
Ratings Dashboard:
The Ratings Dashboard is accessed from the main 'Ratings' Menu followed by 'View All Available Ratings'.

Clicking the 'View' link on the right hand side displays a .pdf for the chosen meeting (in a new window).
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MQG Ratings.pdf :
Our Meeting Quick Guide (MQG) rating sheets (printable .pdf documents) are delivered in an easy to understand format, showing jockey colours and each rating column sorted by rank.

The Top4 runners for each rating category are shown along with run style, predicted settle position and early speed ability for each. A complete meeting summarised in a convenient 2 to 3 page document.
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Notes:
  • The ratings are updated at regular intervals on race day to reflect scratchings and track conditions. Please check back on race day, or when track conditions change, to obtain updates.
  • The Neural rating is a multi-factor rating. As such, the Neural Price will be more reflective of an actual ‘market’ price and chances of winning (than other single-factor ratings).
  • Other rated prices shown, are based on a single-factor rating and as such, should only be used as a guide to the ‘strength of the rating rank’. E.g. a $2.10 Top Ranked Race Time runner, is a much stronger Top Ranking than a $5.00 Top Ranked Race Time runner etc.
  • The ESettle Position is based on ‘historical’ run-style. This can be compared to the ESpeed Ranking to determine if a runner has the early speed ability to match its ‘desired’ position in running.
Field For Upcoming Race - Rating View:
'Rating View' encompasses the full suite of our Rating Rank and Rating Assessed Probability data.

The table can be sorted by any of the columns which contain 'sort-by' arrows in the header. 'Mouse hover' does reveal pop-up descriptions and more detailed descriptions are shown below.
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Column Heading
Description
PFCls
The Punting form Class Change, indicates traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
PFScr
Short for PFScore. This encompasses four rating types and takes the form of a 'consensus score' from 0 to 100. How each runner has 'ranked' in each of the four rating categories (or three where there is no sectional rating available) contributes to the final consensus score. The four rating types used are; Neural, Overall Time, Sectional (L600) Time and Weight (or Class) ratings.
NR
The Neural Rating Rank - is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations), rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating rank is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
NPr
The Neural Rated Price - when looked at over a very large sample, will generally have a strike rate which is in line with the winning probability associated with that price.
PrSe
The predicted settle position is where we are predicting the runner to settle in the upcoming field of horses (based on AHSP – Average Historical Settle Position %).
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % (0-100).
R/S
The run style indicator categorises where each runner has typically settled in its past performances. Our research has shown that regardless of early speed ability a horse will try and take up its 'usual' position in running. Early speed ability is the factor which will determine how easily it is likely to be able to attain this position and how much energy it will have available to finish the race off.
ETR
Early Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their To 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time and L600 sectional time rating apply to the early time rating.
L6R
Sectional Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating apply to the sectional time rating. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating, available for all runners, across most metropolitan, provincial and country race meetings conducted throughout Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
TR
Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength', potential weight for age improvement, race pace, weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples', regardless of when, where, or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
EPr
The To600m Early Time Rating Price.
L6Pr
L600 Sectional Time Rating Price.
TPr
Time Rating (start to finish) Price.
WR
Traditional Weight (or Class) Rating Rank. Every class of race is given a numerical value (in kg) and runner ratings are determined by taking the assigned Class value for the race; adding the WOL (weight over limit) amount and subtracting a beaten margin adjustment. The beaten margin adjustment involves converting the amount a horse has been beaten in lengths; to an equivalent weight value (in kilograms). This type of rating has the benefit of not being influenced by race pace; time or track conditions etc.
WTR
Time adjusted Weight Rating Rank.
WPr
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Price.
WTPr
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Price.
Developer API (MQG Web Ratings Specific):
Our developer API is available to all MQG Web Ratings Members. The Pro Punter Form 'foundation' API's also form part of those available to MQG Web Rating members and details can be accessed via the 'Pro Punter foundation API' button below. The GetRatingsText API is specific to MQG WebRating members and is also described below. Please contact us to get your unique API access key.

Data from our API is for personal use only. We can also expose various parts of our framework upon request; if you are after some data that is available on Punting Form but not listed here, let us know and if it makes sense we will release the API.

Please note that you would generally need to have a relational database software package such as Microsoft Access (or similar), if you wish to maintain a personal desktop database of Horse form and results etc. A typical flat-file format for use in Excel etc would be too large and unwieldily as a permanent storage solution. Our existing API's (which can be used to systematically add new data to a preconfigured historical database) are of most use to programmers or those with experience in the use of relational database products.

However, the API's listed as returning standard text file format, may be saved to a .csv file (which can then be opened using Excel or Notepad) by following a simple procedure:
  • Paste the API URL (complete with your unique User Key) into your chosen browser address bar.
  • Convert the web page of text output to a spreadsheet or csv file by:
  • Select (highlight) all text on the web page
  • Copy to cell A1 on an Excel spreadsheet (leave column A highlighted)
  • On the Excel menu tab, select ‘Data’ then ‘Text To Columns’
  • Click Next
  • Tick Comma
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • All the data should then be neatly arranged in separate columns.
OR, if using the Google Chrome browser…it is also possible to simply choose …. menu / more tools / save page as, ‘all.csv’.

GetRatingsText API

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getratingstext
/sunshine%20coast
/06-mar- 2016?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. This API requires a subscription to our MQG Web Ratings service. The track name (note the use of %20 to indicate a space) and date are altered to suit the meeting details you wish to return.
Column Heading
Description
Meeting
Track Name.
RaceNo
Race Number.
Track Cond
Track Condition Description (Fast, Good, Dead, Slow, Heavy).
Horse Name
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
TabNo
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
Barrier
Barrier Position at Start.
Reliable
"True" = amount of Form considered sufficient; "False" = insufficient Form.
ClsDiff
The Punting form Class Change indicator indicates traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
RunStyle
The run style indicator categorises where each runner has typically settled in its past performances. Our research has shown that regardless of early speed ability a horse will try and take up its 'usual' position in running. Early speed ability is the factor which will determine how easily it is likely to be able to attain this position and how much energy it will have available to finish the race off.
PrSe
The predicted settle position is where we are predicting the runner to settle in the upcoming field of horses (based on AHSP – Average Historical Settle Position %).
PFScore
This encompasses each of the previous four ratings methodologies and takes the form of a 'consensus score' from 0 to 100. How each runner has 'ranked' in each of the four ratings categories (or three where there is no sectional rating available) contributes to the final consensus score.
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % (0-100).
RPP
Neural Rating Price. This is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations) rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
RPR
Neaural Rating Rank.
RSFI
Race Sectional Form Index. A measure of the amount of sectional form on file for the race (0-100).
ScRank
L600 Sectional Time Rating Rank. Each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating; available for all runners across most metropolitan and provincial race meetings conducted throughout Australia (we use digital timing off race videos to obtain these ourselves).
SPrice
L600 Sectional Time Rating Price.
TP20P
Time Rating Price. Each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength'; potential weight for age improvement; race pace; weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples'; regardless of when; where; or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
TP20R
Time Rating Rank.
WP20P
Weight Rating Price. Every class of race is given a numerical value (in kg) and runner ratings are determined by taking the assigned Class value for the race; adding the WOL (weight over limit) amount and subtracting a beaten margin adjustment. The beaten margin adjustment involves converting the amount a horse has been beaten in lengths; to an equivalent weight value (in kilograms). This type of rating has the benefit of not being influenced by race pace; time or track conditions etc.
WP20R
Weight rating Rank.
WPTP20P
Time adjusted Weight Rating Price.
WPTP20R
Time adjusted Weight Rating Rank.
PdfPath
Name of rating Meeting Quick Guide document.
Publish Time
Time of Meeting Quick Guide document update.
EPr
The To600m Early Time Rating Price.
ETR
The To600m Early Time Rating Rank.
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Desktop Ratings Feature Set:

Note: please refer to the Pro Punter Form and MQG Web Ratings product pages for details of; Form Display - Filters & Options, Form Links and Interactive Form - User Notes/Black Book/Bet Sheets, MQG Rating .pdf and 'Rating View' tables for upcoming race fields. (which are also common to our Desktop Ratings).
Main Window:
For those wishing to dig deeper into the Ratings Suite than what our web based, ‘at-a-glance’ Meeting Quick Guides can cater for, we have a Desktop Ratings and Analysis software package available. This is a highly detailed package suitable for ‘form students’ who like to look at each individual past-run and understand how it contributes to the overall picture.

Access to MQG documents and 'Rating View' tables in our form guides for upcoming races is included.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Reviewer Panel:
Due to the detailed nature of this package (the reviewer panel specifically), a ‘one on one’ set-up and training session is offered with your first subscription. 'Numbered' areas on the screenshot are fully detailed in the tables below:
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1. Race Navigation pane:
Column Header
Description
Time
Race time (can be adjusted for user location).
Trk
Three letter track code.
R
Race number.
2. Race Details pane:
Column Header
Description
Ar
Metropolitan, provincial, country.
St
State.
Dist
Race distance.
G
Going (track condition).
#
Field size.
Class
Race class.
Restr
General race restrictions.
ARstr
Age based race restrictions.
Wgts
Weight based race conditions.
PrPa
Predicted race pace.
RFIn
Race form index (100 indicates maximum amount of past form runs available for race).
RQRI
Race qualified run form index (100 indicates the max amount of relevant form is available).
FS%
Percentage of first starters in race.
Rel
A reliable amount of race form ‘yes/no’ indicator.
SFi
The race sectional form index (100 shows max amount of sectional time form avail for race).
<
Race navigation controls: first race, back one, forward one, last race.
Graph
Click to produce speed and sectional race maps, and individual run rating charts.
W
Display relative ‘class/weight’ rating on individual run rating charts.
T
Display relative ‘time’ rating on individual run rating charts.
C
Display relative ‘race class’ on individual charts.
M
Display ‘beaten margin’ on individual charts.
A
Display all form runs on individual charts.
Q
Display only ‘qualified’ or relevant runs on individual charts.
3. Race Field Details pane:
Column Header
Description
T
TAB number.
Horse
Horse name.
R4
Rank 4 rating (consensus score which sums the rank values of N, W, T, and WT ratings).
N
Neural ranking and rated price.
W
Weight (class) ranking and rated price.
T
Overall race time ranking and rated price.
WT
Combined weight and time ranking and rated price.
se
Predicted early settle position.
r/s
Indication of historical running style.
rb
Runs back from spell.
dlr
Days since last run.
Cls+-
Class change from last start (-ve indicates dropping in class this start) .
WR
Peak weight rating rank (from last 5 starts).
TR
Peak time rating rank (from last 5 starts).
PW
Peak relative weight rating from last 5 starts (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
PT
Peak relative time rating from last 5 starts (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
AW
Ave relative weight rating from last 5 starts (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
AT
Average relative time rating from last 5 starts (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
PFs
Punting form score (a max 100 consensus rating incorporating N, W, T and Sectional).
LR
Late sectional time rating rank (considers individual last 600 sectional time).
L
Late sectional time rated price.
plr
Peak late sectional ranking.
PkVal
Peak relative late sectional time rating (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
alr
Average late sectional ranking.
AvVal
Average relative late sectional time rating (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
ER
Early sectional time rating rank (considers individual start-to-600 sectional time).
E
Early sectional time rated price.
per
Peak early sectional ranking.
PkVal
Peak relative early sectional time rating (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
aer
Average early sectional ranking.
AvVal
Average relative early sectional time rating (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
elr
Average early to late ratio ranking.
AvVal
Average early to late ratio value (lower numbers indicate higher late speed relative to early speed).
nsr
Number of past form runs with an available sectional time rating.
SFi
Runner sectional form index (e.g. an nsr = 2, from 2 career starts will equal 100).
4. Runner Form Details pane:
Column Header
Description
#
Runs ago number
Days
Days since previous run.
FP
Finish position.
G
Going.
Dist
Race distance.
Trk
Three letter track code.
Marg
Beaten margin in lengths (-ve indicates winning margin).
Cls+-
Class change value, relative to todays race (-ve indicates a stronger race class than todays).
Se
Early settle position.
FS
Field size.
r/s
Running style adopted for that run.
WtR
Relative weight rating advantage (in lengths) to that typically required to win todays class of race (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
TiR
Relative pace-adjusted time rating advantage (in lengths) to that typically required to win todays class of race (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value). These are the values used to assess rank and price based on Time (as opposed to TiRu described below).
Q
Qualified or relevant run indicator.
RaPac
Race pace shown for two segments, early pace / late pace.
ETR
Relative early sectional time rating advantage (in lengths) to that typically required to win todays class of race (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
LTR
Relative late sectional time rating advantage (in lengths) to that typically required to win todays class of race (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
TiRu
Relative unadjusted (raw value, no pace-adjustment) time rating advantage (in lengths) to that typically required to win todays class of race (-ve indicates a better or stronger perf value).
E/L
Early to late ratio value (lower numbers indicate higher late speed relative to early speed).
Summary
Future provision for a run comment summary (not activated at present).
Run Comment
Future provision for a detailed run comment (not activated at present).
5. Positive / Negative Form Attribute pane:
Column Header
Description
Green background
Positive indication for that form attribute.
Red background
Negative indication for that form attribute.
6. Impact Value and Positive / Negative Form Attribute pane:
Column Header
Description
IV / a2e
1.00 means performing to ‘expectations’ (less than 1.00 is perf below expectations etc)
Green background
Positive indication for that form attribute.
Red background
Negative indication for that form attribute.
Marg
Beaten margin impact value, a measure of beaten margin relative to the winner over a sequence of previous starts.
StIV
Total career starts impact value.
Spell
Runs back from spell impact value.
ApmIV
Average prize money ratio impact value – is based on the individual runners average prizemoney per start, expressed as a ratio of the average prizemoney per start considering the whole race field.
Train
Trainer a2e
BarIV
Barrier impact value.
Days
Days since last run impact value, is based on days since last run over a sequence of starts relative to the distance of race contested at each of the previous starts relative to the distance of race contested at each of the previous starts.
DistIV
Distance change impact value, is based on distance change relative to the distance of today’s race over a sequence of previous starts.
WchIV
Weight change impact value – is based on weight change over a sequence of previous starts.
JockIV
Jockey a2e.
Wins
Career wins.
Starts
Career starts.
Barr
Barrier position.
RB
Runs back since spell.
In Running
Predicted settle position, past run style, predicted race pace.
7. Run Flags pane:
Column Header
Description
Admin
An admin panel indicating the source of ‘suspect’ rating values / run flags.
Graphical Functions:
After clicking the 'Graph' button:
1st pane: pred settle pos / speed map.
2nd pane: peak sectional rating map.
3rd pane: average sectional rating map.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Relative run rating charts with the zero or ‘required’ line indicating the rating performance required to win todays race class. Below the line indicates a stronger perf than that req today. The horizontal bar represents the runners ave run rating and marker colour coding represents track condition.
Ratings & Form Stats Analyser:
This software accompanies the RaceDay application and can be used to analyse historical rating and form data over an extensive period of time and races (data from 1/03/2013 onwards is supplied). Some users find it useful to identify ‘strong’ form criteria for use in manual form-study, while others develop and save stand-alone ‘system’ style filter sets to pinpoint (list) runners which meet the exact filter criteria on race day.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
The filter string shown in the example above tests the entire database for runners which meet the criteria; (fast, good or dead going and race sectional form index greater than 49 and sectional time rating rank less than 3)……with filter results further sorted and displayed by ‘run style’, as shown.
Developer API (Desktop Ratings Specific):
Our developer API is available to all Desktop Ratings Members. The Pro Punter Form 'foundation' API's also form part of those available to Desktop Rating members and details can be accessed via the 'Pro Punter foundation API' button below. The GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data) is specific to Desktop Rating members and is also described below. Please contact us to get your unique API access key.

Data from our API is for personal use only. We can also expose various parts of our framework upon request; if you are after some data that is available on Punting Form but not listed here, let us know and if it makes sense we will release the API.

Please note that you would generally need to have a relational database software package such as Microsoft Access (or similar), if you wish to maintain a personal desktop database of Horse form and results etc. A typical flat-file format for use in Excel etc would be too large and unwieldily as a permanent storage solution. Our existing API's (which can be used to systematically add new data to a preconfigured historical database) are of most use to programmers or those with experience in the use of relational database products.

However, the API's listed as returning standard text file format, may be saved to a .csv file (which can then be opened using Excel or Notepad) by following a simple procedure:
  • Paste the API URL (complete with your unique User Key) into your chosen browser address bar.
  • Convert the web page of text output to a spreadsheet or csv file by:
  • Select (highlight) all text on the web page
  • Copy to cell A1 on an Excel spreadsheet (leave column A highlighted)
  • On the Excel menu tab, select ‘Data’ then ‘Text To Columns’
  • Click Next
  • Tick Comma
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • All the data should then be neatly arranged in separate columns.
OR, if using the Google Chrome browser…it is also possible to simply choose …. menu / more tools / save page as, ‘all.csv’.

GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data):

'true' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/true/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
'false' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/false/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. Requires a subscription to our Desktop Ratings. The 'true' option is cached and returns 2 weeks of historical ratings+dividend data plus the ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time of caching. The 'false' option returns ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time the url call is made (is not cached). The State designator 'all' can be replaced by Qld, Vic, NSW etc.
Column Heading
Description
Race_Date
Meeting Date.
Track_Code
Track Code.
Track_Name
Track Name.
Race_Number
Race Number.
Horse_Name
Horse Name.
TP20R
Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength', potential weight for age improvement, race pace, weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples', regardless of when, where, or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
TP20P
Time Rating Price.
PFScore
Multi Rating 'consensus score' from 0 to 100.
NSWPr
NSW Tote Price.
VICPr
Vic Tote Price.
PrSe
Predicted Settle Position based on historical settle position.
RunStyle
Run Style Category based on historical settle position.
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % - lower figure for Leaders.
ETRPrRk
Early Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their To 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) and L600 sectional time rating apply to the early time rating.
ETRPrice
Early Time Rating Price.
RPR
The Neural Rating Rank - is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations), rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating rank is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
RPP
The Neural Rated Price - when looked at over a very large sample, will generally have a strike rate which is in line with the winning probability associated with that price.
WP20R
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WP20P
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Price.
WPTP20R
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WPTP20P
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Price.
ClsDiff
Class Change indicator shows traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
ATWC
Actual Traditional Weight Class figure.
AveATWC
Ave Track Traditional Weight Class figure.
ScRank
Sectional Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) apply to the sectional time rating. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating, available for all runners, across most metropolitan, provincial and country race meetings conducted throughout Australia.
SPrice
Sectional Time Rating Price.
TabNo
TAB Number.
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Sectional Pro Form Feature Set:

Note: please refer to the Pro Punter Form and MQG Web Ratings product pages for details of; Form Display - Filters & Options, Form Links and Interactive Form - User Notes/Black Book/Bet Sheets and MQG Rating documents (which are also common to Sectional Pro Form).
Field for Upcoming Race - Standard View:
This is accessed by sel a meeting and then race, from the 'Form' menu. There are 3 'radio' buttons which determine what columns are displayed; 'Std View', 'Rating View' and 'Key Data View'.

'Std View' shows std form data and the Odds Comparison table. It is also visible with a Pro Punter Form sub (the PF score rating requires a MQG Rating sub).
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Column Heading
Description
PF
Short for PFScore. This encompasses four rating types and takes the form of a 'consensus score' from 0 to 100. How each runner has 'ranked' in each of the four rating categories (or three where there is no sectional rating available) contributes to the final consensus score. The four rating types used are; Neural, Overall Time, Sectional (L600) Time and Weight (or Class) ratings.
API
Average Prize Money Index (,000). Equals total career prize money divided by the total career starts. i.e. $,000/Start
PP
Pre Post Price. A 'newspaper' style indicative pre post price.
Field for Upcoming Race - Rating View:
'Rating View' encompasses the full suite of our Rating Rank and Rating Assessed Probability data.

The table can be sorted by any of the columns which contain 'sort-by' arrows in the header. 'Mouse hover' does reveal pop-up descriptions, but detailed descriptions are shown below as well. This view is also visible with a MQG Web Ratings subscription.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Column Heading
Description
PFCls
The Punting form Class Change, indicates traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
PFScr
Short for PFScore. This encompasses four rating types and takes the form of a 'consensus score' from 0 to 100. How each runner has 'ranked' in each of the four rating categories (or three where there is no sectional rating available) contributes to the final consensus score. The four rating types used are; Neural, Overall Time, Sectional (L600) Time and Weight (or Class) ratings.
NR
The Neural Rating Rank - is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations), rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating rank is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
NPr
The Neural Rated Price - when looked at over a very large sample, will generally have a strike rate which is in line with the winning probability associated with that price.
PrSe
The predicted settle position is where we are predicting the runner to settle in the upcoming field of horses (based on AHSP – Average Historical Settle Position %).
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % (0-100).
R/S
The run style indicator categorises where each runner has typically settled in its past performances. Our research has shown that regardless of early speed ability a horse will try and take up its 'usual' position in running. Early speed ability is the factor which will determine how easily it is likely to be able to attain this position and how much energy it will have available to finish the race off.
ETR
Early Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their To 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time and L600 sectional time rating apply to the early time rating.
L6R
Sectional Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating apply to the sectional time rating. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating, available for all runners, across most metropolitan, provincial and country race meetings conducted throughout Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
TR
Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength', potential weight for age improvement, race pace, weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples', regardless of when, where, or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
EPr
The To600m Early Time Rating Price.
L6Pr
L600 Sectional Time Rating Price.
TPr
Time Rating (start to finish) Price.
WR
Traditional Weight (or Class) Rating Rank. Every class of race is given a numerical value (in kg) and runner ratings are determined by taking the assigned Class value for the race; adding the WOL (weight over limit) amount and subtracting a beaten margin adjustment. The beaten margin adjustment involves converting the amount a horse has been beaten in lengths; to an equivalent weight value (in kilograms). This type of rating has the benefit of not being influenced by race pace; time or track conditions etc.
WTR
Time adjusted Weight Rating Rank.
WPr
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Price.
WTPr
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Price.
Field for Upcoming Race - Key Data View:
Key Data View enables 'key' data about each runner to be compared for up to 10 previous starts. The 'Key' can be changed by choosing a form variable from the drop-down as indicated. Exactly what form variables are available will depend upon your level of subscription. The Pos (position) column shown for each start cannot be changed and shows the finished position against field size.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Horse Form for Upcoming Race:
Sectional Time and Bmarking data is shown for each horse, along with the corresponding data for the race leader. Data is shown for the number of past starts specified under the Form Guide 'Options' setting.

The Sectional Time and Bmark data table is only visible with a Sect Pro Form subscription.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.

The benchmarks do reflect prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc).
All Bmark Var L is a comparable figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark.

There are three user controls (drop-down menus) embedded in the table:
….listed from left to right

1. 200m Split Rank in Race; 200m Split Time (sec).
The colour coded 'Split Rank' map provides a quick visual reference of the 'relative' energy expenditure for each run (1 to 4 green, 5 to 8 yellow and over 8 is pink). The ability to view how a horse has run each consecutive 200m segment, can provide valuable insight into the way energy has been distributed. There is also an option to view time instead of rank (colour coding is maintained).

2. Sectional Time (sec); Sectional Time Rank in Race; Margin From Leader; Position In Running.
Covers the race segment from various position markers to the finish line. The 'Margin From Leader' and 'Position In Running' options provide valuable information regarding how the race has unfolded. Lengths gained or lost between distance markers and the running of comfortable splits whilst maintaining a position in running, can be key pointers in explaining race outcomes.

3. All Bmark Var L / Leader; Cls Bmark Var L / Leader.

The default benchmark setting (via the drop-down menu) is the 'All Benchmark Variation Lengths' for this horse over the corresponding figure for the race leader. As already mentioned, the figures shown are directly comparable across all track conditions, distances and class of race for this drop-down setting. The three race segments represented by benchmarks include; to the 600m marker, the last 600m and the overall race (start to finish). To see how a runner performed, or how a race was run relative to the race class (as opposed to the more general All Ave Benchmark), the 'Class Benchmark Variation Lengths' option can be selected from the drop-down menu instead.
Horse Career:
'Horse Career' information is displayed by clinking on any of the Horse Name links in our form guide. It has a similar format to the 'horse form' which appears for an upcoming race, but shows all career starts. The Standard Form data (top table) can be accessed with a Pro Punter Form subscription.

The Sect Time and Bmark data table is only visible with a Sect Pro Form subscription.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Meeting Results:
The 'Meeting Summary' Table shows data for the 'Winner' of each race. The usual dropdown options are available and the Race Leader benchmarks are displayed with each winners benchmarks to reveal the 'race pace'.

The Sect Time and Bmark data table is only visible with a Sect Pro Form subscription.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
The 'Meeting Every Runner' Table shows data for all the horses which ran at the meeting in question. The usual dropdown options are available and each Race Distance is also shown to enable grouping and sorting by race distance across the meeting.
There is colour coding to show the Top 10 (yellow) and Top 20 (blue) Sectional Time Rankings. This can give a quick reference as to which is currently the 'sort-by' column, with the colour coding being maintained regardless of whether Rank or Time (sec) is chosen in the dropdown options.
The Table can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the 'sort-by' arrows in the relevant column header.
When looking at raw Sect / Split Times (sec), it is of limited value to 'sort' across a meeting comprising a broad range of race distances. For this reason the 'Meeting Every Runner' Table can be made to display rankings 'grouped' by race distance. This is done by using combinations of 'sort-by' sequences. e.g. Sorting the table by 'All Bmark Var L - Fin' followed by a sort-by Distance.
Race Results - Standard View:
The 'Race Results' page is accessed by clicking on a race hyperlink in the 'Meeting Summary' Table. There are two 'radio' buttons which determine what columns are displayed in the Race Results Table; 'Standard View' and 'Key Data View'. 'Standard' view is also included with a Pro Punter Form subscription.

The Sect Time and Bmark data table is only visible with a Sectional Pro Form sub.
Note: The image shown above can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
Race Results - Key Data View:
Key Data View enables 'key' data about each runner to be compared for up to 4 previous starts, 'This Start', and up to 5 subsequent starts. The 'Key' can be changed by choosing a form variable from the drop-down. Exactly what form variables are available depends upon your level of subscription. The Pos column shows the finished position against field size and is colour coded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placings.
Note: The images shown on this page can be enlarged and then still further magnified screenshots brought into view, using the *slider* controls overlaid on the image.
For those who prefer a more 'graphical' presentation, we provide a 'Chart View' in addition to the tabular displays already mentioned above.

The Sect Time and Bmark Charts are only visible with a Sect Pro Form subscription.
Developer API (Sectional Pro Form Specific):
Our developer API is available to all Sectional Pro Form Members. The Pro Punter Form 'foundation' API's also form part of those available to Sectional Pro Form members and details can be accessed via the 'Pro Punter foundation API' button below. The GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data), GetBenchmarksMonth API and GetKeyBenchmarks API are specific to Sectional Pro Form members and are also described below. Please contact us to get your unique API access key.

Data from our API is for personal use only. We can also expose various parts of our framework upon request; if you are after some data that is available on Punting Form but not listed here, let us know and if it makes sense we will release the API.

Please note that you would generally need to have a relational database software package such as Microsoft Access (or similar), if you wish to maintain a personal desktop database of Horse form and results etc. A typical flat-file format for use in Excel etc would be too large and unwieldily as a permanent storage solution. Our existing API's (which can be used to systematically add new data to a preconfigured historical database) are of most use to programmers or those with experience in the use of relational database products.

However, the API's listed as returning standard text file format, may be saved to a .csv file (which can then be opened using Excel or Notepad) by following a simple procedure:
  • Paste the API URL (complete with your unique User Key) into your chosen browser address bar.
  • Convert the web page of text output to a spreadsheet or csv file by:
  • Select (highlight) all text on the web page
  • Copy to cell A1 on an Excel spreadsheet (leave column A highlighted)
  • On the Excel menu tab, select ‘Data’ then ‘Text To Columns’
  • Click Next
  • Tick Comma
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • All the data should then be neatly arranged in separate columns.
OR, if using the Google Chrome browser…it is also possible to simply choose …. menu / more tools / save page as, ‘all.csv’.

GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data):

'true' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/true/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
'false' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/false/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. Requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form. The 'true' option is cached and returns 2 weeks of historical ratings+dividend data plus the ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time of caching. The 'false' option returns ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time the url call is made (is not cached). The State designator 'all' can be replaced by Qld, Vic, NSW etc.
Column Heading
Description
Race_Date
Meeting Date.
Track_Code
Track Code.
Track_Name
Track Name.
Race_Number
Race Number.
Horse_Name
Horse Name.
TP20R
Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength', potential weight for age improvement, race pace, weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples', regardless of when, where, or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
TP20P
Time Rating Price.
PFScore
Multi Rating 'consensus score' from 0 to 100.
NSWPr
NSW Tote Price.
VICPr
Vic Tote Price.
PrSe
Predicted Settle Position based on historical settle position.
RunStyle
Run Style Category based on historical settle position.
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % - lower figure for Leaders.
ETRPrRk
Early Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their To 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) and L600 sectional time rating apply to the early time rating.
ETRPrice
Early Time Rating Price.
RPR
The Neural Rating Rank - is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations), rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating rank is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
RPP
The Neural Rated Price - when looked at over a very large sample, will generally have a strike rate which is in line with the winning probability associated with that price.
WP20R
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WP20P
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Price.
WPTP20R
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WPTP20P
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Price.
ClsDiff
Class Change indicator shows traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
ATWC
Actual Traditional Weight Class figure.
AveATWC
Ave Track Traditional Weight Class figure.
ScRank
Sectional Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) apply to the sectional time rating. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating, available for all runners, across most metropolitan, provincial and country race meetings conducted throughout Australia.
SPrice
Sectional Time Rating Price.
TabNo
TAB Number.

GetBenchmarksMonth API:

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getbenchmarksmonth
/all?&apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Returns the last 30 days of Benchmark data. Output as CSV, State selector all? can be replaced by Vic? Qld? Etc. This API requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form (SPF).
Column Heading
Description
Date
Meeting Date.
State
State.
Track
Track Name.
Race Number
Race Number.
Distance
Race Distance.
TAB Number
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
Horse
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
Position
Position at Finish.
Margin
Beaten Margin at Finish.
To600All
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. All Bmark Variation Lengths is a comparable average figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark. Note: The benchmark reflects prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc).
Last600All
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
FinishAll
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
To600Class
From Start to 600m comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
Last600Class
From 600m to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
FinishClass
From Start to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).

GetKeyBenchmarks API:

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getkeybenchmarkstext
/06-mar- 2016
/sunshine%20coast?&
apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. The track name (note the use of %20 to indicate a space) and date are altered to suit the meeting details you wish to return. This API requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form (SPF).
Column Heading
Description
Date
Upcoming Meeting Date.
State
State.
Track
Track Name.
Race Number
Race Number.
Distance
Race Distance.
TAB Number
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
Horse
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
To600All1
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. All Bmark Variation Lengths is a comparable average figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark. Note: The benchmark reflects prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc). For Last Start.
To600All2
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Start.
To600All3
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Start.
Last600All1
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For Last Sart.
Last600All2
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Sart.
Last600All3
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Sart.
FinishAll1
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For Last Start.
FinishAll2
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Start.
FinishAll3
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Start.
To600All3Ave
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.
Last600All3Ave
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.
FinishAll3Ave
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.
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Sectional Pro Form Data Packs and Desktop Database Features:

Notes: Please refer to the Pro Punter Form, MQG Web Ratings and Sectional Pro Form product pages for details of; Form Display - Filters & Options, Form Links and Interactive Form - User Notes/Black Book/Bet Sheets, MQG .pdf and SPF Web Ratings (which are also common to SPF Data Packs valued at $330/month or more, in total, for personal use). See our Home Page - Desktop & Database Products Summary Table; for pricing of PF Enabled Southcoast Database and individual State based SPF Data Packs (from $77 per month, e.g. Tasmania).
PF Enabled Southcoast Database (for optional use with SPF Data Packs):
We have completed custom programming of Southcoast Database software which enables us to offer Punting Form Sectional Time and Rating Data integration at various price points (in addition to the Southcoast Database subscription cost). Discounted Punting Form SPF Data Pack rates have been negotiated for customers of Southcoast Database. Likewise, Southcoast Database can be purchased through Punting Form at a discounted rate to that normally available. Approximately 150 AUS meetings per month are covered (80% of all TAB meetings) along with all Hong Kong and Singapore thoroughbred horse racing.

A PDF (PF Enabled SCD Quick Start Guide) which fully details the integration of Punting Form Sectional Time Data (including Benchmarks and Rating Ranks/Price Assessments) with Southcoast Database can be accessed below:
Developer API - Personal Use (SPF Data Packs):
Our web based Sectional Pro Form is included for SPF Data Pack Members spending $330/month or more. The Pro Punter Form 'foundation' API's also form part of those available to SPF Data Pack members and details can be accessed via the 'Pro Punter foundation API' button below. The GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data), GetBenchmarksMonth API, GetKeyBenchmarks API and GetSectionalsMonthBench API (incl raw sectional time data) are all available to SPF Data Pack members and are also described below. Please contact us to get your unique API access key.

Data from these API's are for personal use only. We can also expose various parts of our framework upon request; if you are after some data that is available on Punting Form but not listed here, let us know and if it makes sense we will release the API.

Please note that you would generally need to have a relational database software package such as Microsoft Access (or similar), if you wish to maintain a personal desktop database of Horse form and results etc. A typical flat-file format for use in Excel etc would be too large and unwieldily as a permanent storage solution. Our existing API's (which can be used to systematically add new data to a preconfigured historical database) are of most use to programmers or those with experience in the use of relational database products.

However, the API's listed as returning standard text file format, may be saved to a .csv file (which can then be opened using Excel or Notepad) by following a simple procedure:
  • Paste the API URL (complete with your unique User Key) into your chosen browser address bar.
  • Convert the web page of text output to a spreadsheet or csv file by:
  • Select (highlight) all text on the web page
  • Copy to cell A1 on an Excel spreadsheet (leave column A highlighted)
  • On the Excel menu tab, select ‘Data’ then ‘Text To Columns’
  • Click Next
  • Tick Comma
  • Click Next
  • Click Finish
  • All the data should then be neatly arranged in separate columns.
OR, if using the Google Chrome browser…it is also possible to simply choose …. menu / more tools / save page as, ‘all.csv’.

GetSouthcoastData API (includes PF Rating Data):

'true' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/true/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
'false' URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsouthcoastdata
/standard/false/all?
apikey=
xxxxxxxx- xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. Requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form. The 'true' option is cached and returns 2 weeks of historical ratings+dividend data plus the ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time of caching. The 'false' option returns ratings data for upcoming meetings at the time the url call is made (is not cached). The State designator 'all' can be replaced by Qld, Vic, NSW etc.
Column Heading
Description
Race_Date
Meeting Date.
Track_Code
Track Code.
Track_Name
Track Name.
Race_Number
Race Number.
Horse_Name
Horse Name.
TP20R
Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their overall race time. The rating is a performance measure which compares the race time against a benchmark or Par time for the track and distance. Each rating contains adjustments for par time 'strength', potential weight for age improvement, race pace, weight carried and prevailing track conditions. These adjustments are made so we can compare 'apples with apples', regardless of when, where, or how races have been run. This type of rating does not have any race Class considerations.
TP20P
Time Rating Price.
PFScore
Multi Rating 'consensus score' from 0 to 100.
NSWPr
NSW Tote Price.
VICPr
Vic Tote Price.
PrSe
Predicted Settle Position based on historical settle position.
RunStyle
Run Style Category based on historical settle position.
AHSP
Average Historical Settle Position % - lower figure for Leaders.
ETRPrRk
Early Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their To 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) and L600 sectional time rating apply to the early time rating.
ETRPrice
Early Time Rating Price.
RPR
The Neural Rating Rank - is essentially a rating based on a broad spread of statistical factors. Achievements are measured relative to the horse population as a whole (and sometimes market expectations), rather than being specifically based on individual performance. Twenty factors are used within the calculation and this rating rank is likely to be the most closely aligned with market expectations for an upcoming race.
RPP
The Neural Rated Price - when looked at over a very large sample, will generally have a strike rate which is in line with the winning probability associated with that price.
WP20R
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WP20P
Traditional Weight or Class Rating Price.
WPTP20R
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Rank.
WPTP20P
Time Adjusted Weight or Class Rating Price.
ClsDiff
Class Change indicator shows traditional ‘weight-style’ class movement . A –ve value indicates a class drop compared to the previous start.
ATWC
Actual Traditional Weight Class figure.
AveATWC
Ave Track Traditional Weight Class figure.
ScRank
Sectional Time Rating Rank - each runner is rated purely using their last 600m sectional time. All other comments relating the overall race time rating (above) apply to the sectional time rating. The unique aspect of this rating is that we have individual sectional times (spanning several years) on which to base the rating, available for all runners, across most metropolitan, provincial and country race meetings conducted throughout Australia.
SPrice
Sectional Time Rating Price.
TabNo
TAB Number.

GetBenchmarksMonth API:

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getbenchmarksmonth
/all?&apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Returns the last 30 days of Benchmark data. Output as CSV, State selector all? can be replaced by Vic? Qld? Etc. This API requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form (SPF).
Column Heading
Description
Date
Meeting Date.
State
State.
Track
Track Name.
Race Number
Race Number.
Distance
Race Distance.
TAB Number
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
Horse
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
Position
Position at Finish.
Margin
Beaten Margin at Finish.
To600All
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. All Bmark Variation Lengths is a comparable average figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark. Note: The benchmark reflects prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc).
Last600All
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
FinishAll
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
To600Class
From Start to 600m comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
Last600Class
From 600m to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
FinishClass
From Start to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).

GetKeyBenchmarks API:

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getkeybenchmarkstext
/06-mar- 2016
/sunshine%20coast?&
apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Output as CSV. The track name (note the use of %20 to indicate a space) and date are altered to suit the meeting details you wish to return. This API requires a subscription to Sectional Pro Form (SPF).
Column Heading
Description
Date
Upcoming Meeting Date.
State
State.
Track
Track Name.
Race Number
Race Number.
Distance
Race Distance.
TAB Number
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
Horse
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
To600All1
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. All Bmark Variation Lengths is a comparable average figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark. Note: The benchmark reflects prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc). For Last Start.
To600All2
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Start.
To600All3
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Start.
Last600All1
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For Last Sart.
Last600All2
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Sart.
Last600All3
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Sart.
FinishAll1
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For Last Start.
FinishAll2
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 2nd Last Start.
FinishAll3
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. For 3rd Last Start.
To600All3Ave
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.
Last600All3Ave
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.
FinishAll3Ave
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark. Average for Last 3 starts.

GetSectionalsMonthBench API (incl raw sectional time data):

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsectionalsmonthbench
/all?&apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx- xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Returns the last 30 days of raw sectional time and benchmark data. Output as CSV, State selector all? can be replaced by Vic? Qld? etc
Column Heading
Description
TCode
Three Letter Track Code.
TName
Track Name.
MPC
Metropolitan, Provincial or Country.
State
State.
MDate
Meeting Date.
Rail
Inside Running Rail Position.
Weather
Weather Description.
Surface
Track Condition Description with Numeric Identifier (eg Good 3).
Peno
Penotromter Measurement.
RNo
Race Number.
Dist
Race Distance.
Going
Track Condition Description (Fast, Good, Dead, Slow, Heavy).
ARest
Age Restrictions.
SRest
Sex Restrictions.
RClass
Race Class.
RTIMETOFIN
Race Time to Finish (ie race time from start to finish).
RTIMETO1200
Race Time to 1200m marker (ie race leader time from start to 1200m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO1000
Race Time to 1000m marker (ie race leader time from start to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO800
Race Time to 800m marker (ie race leader time from start to 800m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO600
Race Time to 600m marker (ie race leader time from start to 600m marker).
RTIMETO400
Race Time to 400m marker (ie race leader time from start to 400m marker).
RTIMETO200
Race Time to 200m marker (ie race leader time from start to 200m marker).
REARLY200AVE
Early Race Pace, Average Time per 200m (equals RTIMETO600/[[race distance- 600]/200]).
RSPLIT1210
Race Split Time 1200m marker to 1000m marker (ie race leader time from 1200m marker to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT108
Race Split Time 1000m marker to 800m marker (ie race leader time from 1000m marker to 800m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT86
Race Split Time 800m marker to 600m marker (ie race leader time from 800m marker to 600m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT64
Race Split Time 600m marker to 400m marker (ie race leader time from 600m marker to 400m marker).
RSPLIT42
Race Split Time 400m marker to 200m marker (ie race leader time from 400m marker to 200m marker).
RSPLIT2F
Race Split Time 200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 200m marker to finish).
R1200TIME
Race Time from 1200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 1200m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R1000TIME
Race Time from 1000m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 1000m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R800TIME
Race Time from 800m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 800m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R600TIME
Race Time from 600m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 600m marker to finish).
R400TIME
Race Time from 400m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 400m marker to finish).
R200TIME
Race Time from 200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 200m marker to finish).
OFFTIME
Official Race Time from Start to Finish Published by Race Cub.
OFFSECT
Official Race Sectional Time from Sectional Marker to Finish Published by Race Cub.
SECTDIST
Distance of Sectional Marker to Finish (usually 600m).
TDiff
Difference Between Official Race Time and Recorded Time from Video (equals OFFTIME - RTIMETOFIN).
STDiff
Difference Between Official Race Sectional Time and Recorded Race Sectional Time from Video (equals OFFSECT - R600TIME).
TABNO
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
NAME
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
SILKS
Jockey Silks Description (pattern, colours etc).
ITIMETO1200
Individual Time to 1200m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 1200m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO1000
Individual Time to 1000m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO800
Individual Time to 800m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 800m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO600
Individual Time to 600m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 600m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO400
Individual Time to 400m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 400m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO200
Individual Time to 200m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 200m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETOFIN
Individual Time to Finish (ie individual runner time from start to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
EARLY200AVE
Early Individual Pace, Average Time per 200m (equals ITIMETO600/[[race distance- 600]/200]), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POS1200
Position at 1200m marker (individual position-in-running at the 1200m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS1000
Position at 1000m marker (individual position-in-running at the 1000m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS800
Position at 800m marker (individual position-in-running at the 800m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS600
Position at 600m marker (individual position-in-running at the 600m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF). Note: This is the same value as the To6 Rank.
POS400
Position at 400m marker (individual position-in-running at the 400m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POS200
Position at 200m marker (individual position-in-running at the 200m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POSFIN
Position at Finish, 25 or 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
Column Heading cont.
Description cont.
MARG1200
Margin at 1200m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 1200m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG1000
Margin at 1000m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 1000m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG800
Margin at 800m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 800m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG600
Margin at 600m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 600m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARG400
Margin at 400m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 400m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARG200
Margin at 200m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 200m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARGFIN
Beaten Margin at Finish, 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT1210
Individual Split Time 1200m marker to 1000m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 1200m marker to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT108
Individual Split Time 1000m marker to 800m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 1000m marker to 800m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT86
Individual Split Time 800m marker to 600m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 800m marker to 600m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT64
Individual Split Time 600m marker to 400m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 600m marker to 400m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT42
Individual Split Time 400m marker to 200m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 400m marker to 200m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT2F
Individual Split Time 200m marker to Finish (ie indivdual runner time from 200m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F1200TIME
Individual Time from 1200m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 1200m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F1000TIME
Individual Time from 1000m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 1000m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F800TIME
Individual Time from 800m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 800m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F600TIME
Individual Time from 600m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 600m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F400TIME
Individual Time from 400m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 400m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F200TIME
Individual Time from 200m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 200m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
PFTrack
Punting Form Track Name.
To600All
From Start to 600m comparison against All Average Benchmark. All Bmark Variation Lengths is a comparable average figure across races (normalized for distance) and is independant of class or location.
-ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates faster than benchmark.
+ve Lengths variation from benchmark indicates slower than benchmark. Note: The benchmark reflects prevailing conditions (track & distance, going, wind, etc).
Last600All
From 600m to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
FinishAll
From Start to Finish comparison against All Average Benchmark (figure is directly comparable across all races).
To600Cls
From Start to 600m comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
Last600Cls
From 600m to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
FinishCls
From Start to Finish comparison against Class Average Benchmark (figure not directly comparable across races of different class).
RANK2F
Rank for 200m to Finish Split (i.e. rank within race field).
RANK42
Rank for 400m to 200m Split (i.e. rank within race field).
RANK4F
Rank for 400m to Finish Sectional (i.e. rank within race field).
RANK64
Rank for 600m to 400m Split (i.e. rank within race field).
RANK6F
Rank for 600m to Finish Sectional (i.e. rank within race field).
RANK86
Rank for 800m to 600m Split (i.e. rank within race field, 0 means not timed).
RANK8F
Rank for 800m to Finish Sectional (i.e. rank within race field, 0 means not timed).
RANK108
Rank for 1000m to 800m Split (i.e. rank within race field, 0 means not timed).
RANK10F
Rank for 1000m to Finish Sectional (i.e. rank within race field, 0 means not timed).
RANK1210
Rank for 1200m to 1000m Split (i.e. rank within race field , 0 means not timed).
RANK12F
Rank for 1200m to Finish Sectional (i.e. rank within race field, 0 means not timed).
Developer API - Commercial Use (SPF Data Packs):
Commercial users are generally offered a Data Pack consisting of all raw sectional time data (our proprietary Benchmark and Rating data is not included unless negotiated otherwise). Note: 'Enterprise Scale' Punters or Betting Syndicates are considered 'Commercial' users.

GetSectionalsMonthText API (raw sectional time data):

URL Format:
http://www.
puntingform.com.au
/api/ratingsservice
/getsectionalsmonthtext
/all?&apikey=
xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx
-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Notes:
Returns the last 30 days of raw sectional time data. Output as CSV, State selector all? can be replaced by Vic? Qld? etc
Column Heading
Description
TCode
Three Letter Track Code.
TName
Track Name.
MPC
Metropolitan, Provincial or Country.
State
State.
MDate
Meeting Date.
Rail
Inside Running Rail Position.
Weather
Weather Description.
Surface
Track Condition Description with Numeric Identifier (eg Good 3).
Peno
Penotromter Measurement.
RNo
Race Number.
Dist
Race Distance.
Going
Track Condition Description (Fast, Good, Dead, Slow, Heavy).
ARest
Age Restrictions.
SRest
Sex Restrictions.
RClass
Race Class.
RTIMETOFIN
Race Time to Finish (ie race time from start to finish).
RTIMETO1200
Race Time to 1200m marker (ie race leader time from start to 1200m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO1000
Race Time to 1000m marker (ie race leader time from start to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO800
Race Time to 800m marker (ie race leader time from start to 800m marker, 0 means not timed).
RTIMETO600
Race Time to 600m marker (ie race leader time from start to 600m marker).
RTIMETO400
Race Time to 400m marker (ie race leader time from start to 400m marker).
RTIMETO200
Race Time to 200m marker (ie race leader time from start to 200m marker).
REARLY200AVE
Early Race Pace, Average Time per 200m (equals RTIMETO600/[[race distance- 600]/200]).
RSPLIT1210
Race Split Time 1200m marker to 1000m marker (ie race leader time from 1200m marker to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT108
Race Split Time 1000m marker to 800m marker (ie race leader time from 1000m marker to 800m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT86
Race Split Time 800m marker to 600m marker (ie race leader time from 800m marker to 600m marker, 0 means not timed).
RSPLIT64
Race Split Time 600m marker to 400m marker (ie race leader time from 600m marker to 400m marker).
RSPLIT42
Race Split Time 400m marker to 200m marker (ie race leader time from 400m marker to 200m marker).
RSPLIT2F
Race Split Time 200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 200m marker to finish).
R1200TIME
Race Time from 1200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 1200m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R1000TIME
Race Time from 1000m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 1000m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R800TIME
Race Time from 800m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 800m marker to finish, 0 means not timed).
R600TIME
Race Time from 600m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 600m marker to finish).
R400TIME
Race Time from 400m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 400m marker to finish).
R200TIME
Race Time from 200m marker to Finish (ie race leader time from 200m marker to finish).
OFFTIME
Official Race Time from Start to Finish Published by Race Cub.
OFFSECT
Official Race Sectional Time from Sectional Marker to Finish Published by Race Cub.
SECTDIST
Distance of Sectional Marker to Finish (usually 600m).
TDiff
Difference Between Official Race Time and Recorded Time from Video (equals OFFTIME - RTIMETOFIN).
STDiff
Difference Between Official Race Sectional Time and Recorded Race Sectional Time from Video (equals OFFSECT - R600TIME).
TABNO
TAB Number (TAB Number = 0 is assigned to the race leader at the various points of call).
NAME
Horse Name (TAB Number = 0 is assigned Horse Name = "_Race Leader").
SILKS
Jockey Silks Description (pattern, colours etc).
ITIMETO1200
Individual Time to 1200m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 1200m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO1000
Individual Time to 1000m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO800
Individual Time to 800m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 800m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO600
Individual Time to 600m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 600m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO400
Individual Time to 400m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 400m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETO200
Individual Time to 200m marker (ie individual runner time from start to 200m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
ITIMETOFIN
Individual Time to Finish (ie individual runner time from start to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
EARLY200AVE
Early Individual Pace, Average Time per 200m (equals ITIMETO600/[[race distance- 600]/200]), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POS1200
Position at 1200m marker (individual position-in-running at the 1200m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS1000
Position at 1000m marker (individual position-in-running at the 1000m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS800
Position at 800m marker (individual position-in-running at the 800m marker, 25 means not timed or FTF).
POS600
Position at 600m marker (individual position-in-running at the 600m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POS400
Position at 400m marker (individual position-in-running at the 400m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POS200
Position at 200m marker (individual position-in-running at the 200m marker), 25 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
POSFIN
Position at Finish, 25 or 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
Column Heading cont.
Description cont.
MARG1200
Margin at 1200m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 1200m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG1000
Margin at 1000m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 1000m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG800
Margin at 800m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 800m marker, 99 means not timed or FTF).
MARG600
Margin at 600m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 600m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARG400
Margin at 400m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 400m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARG200
Margin at 200m marker (individual runner, margin from leader at the 200m marker), 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
MARGFIN
Beaten Margin at Finish, 99 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT1210
Individual Split Time 1200m marker to 1000m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 1200m marker to 1000m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT108
Individual Split Time 1000m marker to 800m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 1000m marker to 800m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT86
Individual Split Time 800m marker to 600m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 800m marker to 600m marker, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT64
Individual Split Time 600m marker to 400m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 600m marker to 400m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT42
Individual Split Time 400m marker to 200m marker (ie indivdual runner time from 400m marker to 200m marker), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
SPLIT2F
Individual Split Time 200m marker to Finish (ie indivdual runner time from 200m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F1200TIME
Individual Time from 1200m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 1200m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F1000TIME
Individual Time from 1000m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 1000m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F800TIME
Individual Time from 800m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 800m marker to finish, 0 means not timed), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F600TIME
Individual Time from 600m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 600m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F400TIME
Individual Time from 400m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 400m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
F200TIME
Individual Time from 200m marker to Finish (ie individual runner time from 200m marker to finish), 999 = Failed to Finish (FTF).
PFTrack
Punting Form Track Name.
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