Author Archives: Craig Milkowski

The TimeformUS Early / Late Ratings: The Goal, the Scale, and the Relationship to our Pace Figures

A timeline to start this out: TimeformUS Early and Late Ratings have been a popular part of TimeformUS Past Performances since December 2013 because they give users an easy-to-use snapshot of a horse’s early and late speed. As part of our partnership … Continue reading

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“About” Time for a Change at Gulfstream Park

Horseplayers who encounter 7.5-furlong races on the grass at Gulfstream are being kept in the dark about a couple of fundamental facts: The timed part of the races is being called “about” seven and one-half furlongs when in fact it … Continue reading

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Pegasus World Cup: $12 Million Race, Questionable Timing?

To read more about how TimeformUS Speed Figures are created, click here.        Update: Feb 1, 11:45 am After additional review, TimeformUS is sticking with the 2.44 second difference between the Pegasus and Poseidon, giving the Pegasus a … Continue reading

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TimeformUS Speed Figures receive update to improve Track Equalization

A key component in maintaining the quality of TimeformUS Speed Figures is focusing on their portability. What portability means: Not only should speed figures be a good comparison point for horses racing at different distances and on different days, they … Continue reading

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Update: Top TimeformUS Speed Figures by Eclipse Division, 2016 Year To Date

How TimeformUS Speed Figures Work TimeformUS Speed Figures and the Timeform Global Scale Horse of the Year (G1s – Any sex or surface, mile or longer) Name Track Day TimeformUS Arrogate SAR 08/27/2016 139 Arrogate SA 11/05/2016 137.92 California Chrome … Continue reading

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Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Preview: To get out of a Chrome shadow, Dortmund is relegated to second division

>Santa Anita | November 4th | Race 9 |Post Time 3:05 PDT | Go To The TimeformUS PPs The Dirt Mile is one of the newest Breeders’ Cup races.  It’s also one of the more mercurial BC races. A brief history: It was initiated … Continue reading

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Meltdowns in the Making: Milkowski previews the 3 Breeders’ Cup Races most likely to have a hot pace

> Read TimeformUS Chief Figure Maker Craig Milkowski’s analysis of which BC Races are most likely to compromise frontrunners.      

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