Author Archives: Craig Milkowski

New Feature: TimeformUS Track Condition Ratings

We’ve all become familiar with traditional labels for the condition of racetracks in North America. On dirt, we usually see tracks called fast, good, sloppy, or muddy. Turf races are mostly labeled firm, good, yielding, or soft. The designations are … Continue reading

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Time for a Better Back-Up System: A Horse Racing Video Replay Timing Tutorial

I’m often asked how I’m able to time horse races from video replays. It really isn’t a difficult process and there are many benefits. It isn’t perfectly accurate, but when there are problems with a timing system employed by a … Continue reading

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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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