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Metric Name

Definition

Unit

Calculation

Purpose

Best Position (BP)

Best position in-running

Position

Distance Beaten (DB)

Distance behind winner

(As listed under "Result")

Meters

As published by the official result.

Distance Beaten (DB)

Distance behind winner

(As listed under "Post Race")

Meters

As determined by GPS data.

Distance Ran (DR)

Distance raced

Meters

As determined by GPS data.

Finishing Position

Position the horse finished

Position

As determined by GPS data.

Gate Time (GT)

The amount of time a horse spends in the stalls.

Seconds

Time taken from loaded to the off.

Jump Count (JC)

Obstacles successfully jumped.

Number of fences / hurdles

LxF

Speed

Miles per Hour

SL x SF

A measure of average speed that includes the starting pace.

Max Win Probability (MWP)

Highest % chance of winning during the race according to TPD’s algorithm.

Percentage

See definition

Identifying unlucky losers or one’s to watch.

Official Time (OT)

Official Finishing Time

Seconds

Run Out Speed (ROS)

Late speed recorded after crossing the finish line

Miles per Hour

Speed 2s after the finish line

Horses racing relatively quickly after the finish line may be horses to follow next time or could be suited to a longer distance.

Sustained Average Speed (SAS)

Avg. cruising speed according to stride data.

Miles per Hour

SSL x SSF

A measure of cruising speed (excludes the starting speed).

Stride Frequency (SF)

Stride Frequency (average excluding the first 50m).

Count of strides per second.

Strides per second recorded in the race.

High SF = sprinter.

Low SF = middle distance runner.

Min Stride Frequency (SF⭸)

Minimum Stride Frequency (excluding the first 2f and final furlong).

Count of strides per second.

Strides per second recorded in the race.

High SF = sprinter.

Low SF = middle distance runner.

Max Stride Frequency (SF⭷)

Maximum Stride Frequency (excluding the first 2f and final furlong).

Count of strides per second

Strides per second recorded in the race.

High SF = sprinter.

Low SF = middle distance runner.

Stride Length (SL)

Stride Length (average excluding the first 50m).

Feet/Meters

Stride Length recorded in the race.

Long Stride = better suited to longer distance.

Min Stride Length (SL⭸)

Minimum Stride Length (excluding the first 2f and final furlong).

Feet/Meters

Stride Length recorded in the race.

Long Stride = better suited to longer distance.

Max Stride Length (SL⭷)

Maximum Stride Length (excluding the first 2f and final furlong).

Feet/Meters

Stride Length recorded in the race.

Long Stride = better suited to longer distance.

Sustained Average Stride Length (SSL)

Average stride length when racing over 30mph.

Feet/meters

See definition.

Sustained Average Stride Frequency (SSF)

Average stride frequency when racing over 30mph.

Strides per Second

See definition.

Time To Reach (TTR)

Early Speed.

Seconds

Timing from out of the gate to reaching 30 mph (flat) or 25mph (jumps).

Gate speed facilitates gaining track position and is key to winning dirt and sprint turf races.

Top Speed (TS)

Top speed reached at any point in the race.

Miles Per Hour

See definition.

The best horses have a high top-speed.

Top Speed Stride Length (PSL)

The stride length achieved at the point of the horse’s top speed.

Feet/Meters

Top Speed Stride Frequency (PSF)

The stride frequency achieved at the point of the horse’s top speed.

Strides per second