Track Variants

The recorded time of a race may not be how fast it was.

Whether you're creating your own speed figures or digging deep for hidden value Track Variants give you the adjustments you need to slow or speed up a horse's past performance based on outside factors that effect the speed of the race.

Track Variant Available Files

TrackPriceThu 18thFri 19thSat 20th
Gulfstream Park$2.00
Keeneland$2.00-
Oaklawn Park$2.00--
Santa Anita$2.00-

How Much Are Inaccurate Speed Figures Costing You?

It’s important to understand that the recorded time of a race may not be the same thing as how fast it was. This seems like an illogical statement but there are other forces at work. On a given day, the effects of temperature, humidity, wet weather, wind, track maintenance and even the angle of the sun can have a dramatic effect on race times.

Reliable speed figures need to take into account these “effects” by using an accurate track variant to adjust the speed of the race either slower or faster. The variant Today’s Racing Digest uses is a measurement of the difference in time between an individual performance and our class/distance par times for each track. This is one of the most accurate ways to ensure accuracy because without an accurate variant any speed or pace figures calculated using that variant will be inaccurate.

Easily Identify Races Effected By Weather and Other External Forces

Quickly Find Races That Were Faster Than Normal

Weather, track maintenance and some even say the tides can effect the speed of a race.

Any race with a positive number was faster than normal.

The number is on scale from 1 (slowest) to 9 (fastest)

The strength ratings reflect how each field measured up to the norm for their particular class level.

0 = Normal Speed, "+" = Faster Than Normal, "-" = Slower Than Normal

Track Variant Horse Racing positive ranking
Track Variants show the true speed of a horse race

Quickly Find Races That Were Slower Than Normal

Rain, humidity, wind and other factors can slow the speed of a race.

Any race with a negative number was slower than normal

The number is on scale from -1 (slow) to -12 (slowest)

0 = Normal Speed, "+" = Faster Than Normal, "-" = Slower Than Normal