Horse Racing Past Performance Symbols
Horse racing handicapping is easier when you understand what Past Performance Symbols mean. Past Performance Symbols can tell you a lot about the horses running style, equipment, and medication used if any if you can read the symbols.
It will also tell you what kind of track the horse has run on (turf, dirt or synthetic) and how well he performs on different surfaces.
The Past Performance Symbols will tell you if there are any equipment changes in the current race, like if blinkers are on or off. If the horse is now using the medication Lasix for the first time, which could possibly improve their performance.
It will show you when and where the last time the horse has raced and the position she/he finished in.
These are important factors you should take a look at when trying to decide which horse to place a wager on. First time Lasix can really help the horse perform well in the current race.
When the trainers or owners want to change equipment they want to help the horse perform to the best of his/her ability.
Past Performance distances are one of the simplest things to pick out when reviewing a horse’s prior races to the current race. That is one of the key factors to look at when trying to pick out the horse to bet on.
If a horse usually runs in a spirited race of 5 to 6 furlongs and comes in last. The horse might not do so well if the race is 7 or higher furlongs race. They might not have the training to go the distance.
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