past performances

Sky Racing World To Launch Japan NAR Simulcasting On April 5

Sky Racing World, the Louisville, Ky.-based distributor of international horse racing content and subsidiary of Australian wagering operator Tabcorp, has announced the launch of a new simulcasting product that will make Japan National Association of Racing (NAR) horse racing available to North American audiences. The service will officially launch on Sunday night, April 5th, with […]

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Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: Equibase Needs To Make Racing Data Free

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s (TIF) latest paper, “Embracing a Future with Free Racing Data,” calls on industry data collector and provider Equibase to propel racing into the analytics era.  “The founders of Equibase launched the company out of necessity – racing needed control of its own data – but they framed the company’s purpose broadly, […]

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New Past Performance Product Introduced By 2Minutes2Post

The Thoroughbred horse racing handicapping system 2Minutes2Post, licensed and powered by Equibase, has further enhanced its capabilities with the launch of its new past performance product, 2M2P Insight. 2M2P Insight offers a modern approach to past performance products. Ideal for all levels of handicappers, 2M2P Insight is an alternative to sifting through masses of raw […]

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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 and are not available for free download through at this time. Users […]

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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 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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