Beginning with races run on April 1st, 2020, races coded with the ‘p’ label still reflect the pace adjustment in the overall TimeformUS Speed Figure, but the internal pace and final time figures will show what we feel the horses actually ran based on the other races on the day.
Background on the meaning of ‘p’:
- p – Pace– There will be some races run with the pace so aberrantly fast or slow that it will cause the horses to all run unreasonably slow final times. Since TimeformUS Speed Figures combine pace and final time figures into one overall number, we’re typically able to capture these nuances, but sometimes the situation is so extreme that we don’t feel we’re able to properly measure it. These races are already flagged via color coding for the fractions/pace figures, but we will go a step further and apply this coding. It is probably a good idea to ignore races coded “p” from a speed figure point of view.
An example of the new way we’re handling these outlier pace-adjusted figures: