horse racing data

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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Horseplayers Corner: How Do You Get Your Past Performances and Data?

Once upon time, there was the Form, and that was it. These days, there are so many options for obtaining and using data to handicap the races, whether you’re playing from home or at the track. We’re wondering how you get your information. Do you still like having the printed Daily Racing Form in your […]

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EQUIBASE GETS IT RIGHT

What’s this? Happy horseplayers? Why the racetracks must be giving money away. EIther that, or someone has paid attention to the needs of these long-suffering, often forgotten supporters of the game. In this case, it’s the latter, and the group paying attention to horseplayers was Equibase, the racing industry’s data base owned in tandem by […]

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EQUIBASE: RACING’S TOLL BOOTH

By Ray Paulick It’s not that much of a stretch to say that Equibase is one of the Thoroughbred industry’s biggest success stories of the last 20 years. It can also be said that it’s one of the industry’s biggest disappointments. Created in 1990 to end the century-old monopoly Daily Racing Form held on the […]

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