past performances

Free Brisnet Past Performances Available For Select Fair Grounds Cards

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has partnered with Brisnet to provide free access to Brisnet’s Past Performances for Fair Grounds on select live racing days through the remainder of the meet. The past performances are available for free only at www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/racing-handicapping/programs-pps and are not available for free download through Brisnet.com at this time. Users […]

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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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Pittsburg Phil: From Factory Worker To Professional Handicapper And Beyond

How did handicappers bet on horse racing before past performance data was made available by the Daily Racing Form in 1894? According to America’s Best Racing blogger David Hill, gamblers had to make those charts for themselves. One of the first to be extremely successful at it was known as Pittsburg Phil, or George Smith. […]

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Equibase Launches Redesigned Website

Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned players / expert handicappers. The new site is more tablet-friendly and offers several new features within a clean, more modern look. “The 1-2-3 homepage approach provides a specially […]

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Beyer: New Race Complexities Make Life Tougher for Handicappers

For years, attracting new fans to the sport of horse racing has been a major goal. Some people claim that one of the obstacles to bringing ‘new blood’ into racing is that handicapping – reading past performances and deciphering speed figures, etc., can be a daunting task for a neophyte. In his latest column in […]

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Needham to Equibase: Release Historical Data, Allow for Innovation

In a recent post on his blog Thorotrends, Dan Needham urges Equibase to release historical past performance information for the sake of promoting the sport. Although Needham, a longtime horseplayer and data analyst, doesn’t dispute the need for the Daily Racing Form, BRIS, etc. to charge for past performances which include their analysis, he does object […]

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Pony Up: It’s Not Your Father’s Daily Racing Form

Not long after I began working in the Los Angeles office of Daily Racing Form in the early 1980s I paid a visit to my parents, who at the time were living near Seattle. They weren’t horse racing fans but became interested because of my job, which they didn’t understand since they’d never seen a […]

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Equibase introduces Past Performance app for iPad

Equibase Company LLC today unveiled the Equibase iPPs™ Past Performance app for the iPad, the company’s first product specifically customized for Apple’s popular tablet. The Equibase iPPs app, which can be downloaded free from the App Store on an iPad, enables customers to download past performances to their iPad and then “mark-up” the program as […]

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Brisnet to offer free Ultimate Past Performances

As a thank you to valued horse players, Brisnet, the official data source of the Kentucky Derby and TwinSpires.com is giving away FREE Ultimate Past Performances for all racetracks running Feb. 23 through Feb. 29, 2012.   Log on to Brisnet.com to discover why Ultimate Past Performances are the choice of many of the nation’s […]

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When past performance abbreviations are a bad idea…

Information overload is everywhere you turn these days.  And racing past performances are no exception.  The trend in recent years has been to pack more and more information into PP’s – so much so that a magnifying glass is just about required equipment for today’s handicapper. But let’s be careful with the abbreviations, eh?  Bettors […]

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