horse racing data

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Released Data Sheds Light On Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

For the second consecutive year, the Breeders’ Cup released the full ledger of bets from the 457 entries in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge, a plethora of data that offers insight to the approach from a record group participating in the event. Each participant begins with a buy-in of $10,000 – of which $7,500 […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Horse Racing ‘Woefully Behind’ When It Comes To Technology, Data

Where is horse racing’s commitment to new technology, new data collection methods and advanced analytics to meet the challenges posed by a dynamic marketplace? For the horses? For the owners, trainers and breeders? For the horseplayers? While this is one in series of features under the #FreeDataFriday banner, the application of technology in racing seems […]

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‘Help Us Out, Equibase’: Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Latest Push For Free Data

Craig Bernick, CEO of Glen Hill Farm and also founder and board chairman of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, offered his thoughts on the state of data in North American racing in an op-ed this week. Bernick wrote: “Consider the environment in today’s sports world. From ‘moneyball’ to fantasy leagues, from sports reporters to Internet chat rooms, […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: The Issue With Race Timing At Kentucky Downs

“Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data,” the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s March 2019 white paper, presented a case by which the industry’s data provider Equibase would make its raw data available free for private, non-commercial use. #FreeDataFriday, an ongoing series launched today by the TIF, will regularly outline the state of the information business in […]

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HBPA Conference: Research Offers Up World Of Possibilities For Horse Racing

Economist Steven Vickner, an associate professor in the University of Louisville College of Business’ equine industry program, knows the possibilities of cutting-edge research that could help horse racing make smarter business decisions. He just needs the data. So continued the call Thursday at the National Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association Convention for greater sharing of […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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Software Engineer Creates New Program To Analyze Racing Data; Equibase Sends Cease And Desist Order

For a few weeks this summer, horseplayers had a new tool available to them to analyze a cache of data…until Equibase requested it be shut down. The Thoroughbred Daily News profiled software engineer Robin Howlett this week. Howlett is the creator of Handycapper, which helped users sift race charts by a variety of search terms. […]

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Equibase Adds Statistical Enhancements To Individual Profile Pages

Equibase Company announced enhancements on Monday to the individual profile pages available on equibase.com with the addition of statistical graphs and the ability to filter those graphs for every horse, jockey, trainer and owner. All data within the statistics tab of every profile page is now displayed via a graph in addition to being listed in a […]

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Wilson: New Technologies, Customer-Centric Products Key To Equibase’s Future

Jason Wilson in March 2016 was named president and chief operating officer of Equibase, a limited liability company formed in 1990 by The Jockey Club and member tracks of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America that took over collection, storage and management of racing data and distribution of past performance information. Prior to the […]

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Equibase Enters Partnership With Sports Tech Company STATS

STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content company, and Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database, have entered into a strategic partnership to develop products and services for horseplayers. The announcement was made by STATS’ Executive Vice President for Strategic Relationships, Bill Squadron, during his presentation at the 63rd annual Round Table […]

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