What Are Handicapping Analytics?

  • TA Thoroughbred horse racing handicapping is an art as much as it is a science. Handicapping helps predict which horses will have the best odds of winning a specific race.

    TA has partnered with Equibase, the official source of information for Thoroughbred horse racing results, data and past performances to obtain and provide to you the race results and entry for every horse, and track in North America since 2007. We also provide equally important trainer and jockey stats, including historical information.

    Thoroughbred Analytics analyzes over forty factors for each horse in every race to produce a complete handicapping picture for each race run in North America. We offer the results of this advanced analysis in our individual horse racing reports and handicapping packages.

    Our reports are tailored to ensure ease of use and relevant information for various levels of interest and expertise.

    For our users looking for the best opportunities across various regions of the country:

    Our reports are available on a daily basis for one or more tracks, as well as on monthly subscription basis for any single track, a combination of specific tracks, or for all tracks in North America.

    Subscribers receive selected reports automatically by email.

  • Using the detailed data available to Thoroughbred Analytics, each horse is measured for over forty factors of performance.


      • Average Finish Position
      • Average Class
      • Distance Normalized
      • Race Distance
      • Horses Passed


      • Horse Cur. Yr Efficiency
      • Horse at Distance Efficiency
      • Horse Life Efficiency
      • Horse Pr. Yr Efficiency
      • Horse Turf Efficiency
      • Horse at Track Efficiency
      • Horse Off Track Efficiency
      • Jockey Cur. Yr Efficiency
      • Jock Meeting Efficiency
      • Jockey Pr. Yr Efficiency


      • Average Speed Rating, Off
      • Average Speed Rating
      • Speed/Class Avg.
      • Speed/Class Avg.
      • Speed/Distance, Avg., Off
      • Speed/Distance, Avg.
      • Speed/Weight Avg., Off
      • Speed/Weight Avg.
      • Surface Code


      • Lengths Gained
      • Number of Prior Races
      • Post Position
      • Average Purse
      • Race Class Code
      • Race Ranking Code


      • Trainer Cur. Yr. Efficiency
      • Trainer Meeting Efficiency
      • Trainer Pr. Yr. Efficiency


      • Weight Normalized
      • Avg. Finish Weighted
      • Horses passed - Weighted
      • Lengths Gained - Weighted
      • Percent Horses Beaten
      • Percent Horses Beaten, Off


      • Work - Average Time, Off
      • Work - Average Time
      • Workout Number of Bullets
      • Number of Workouts
      • Work - Weighted Time, Off
      • Work - Weighted Time

    The factors calculated on historical data are compared to actual historical data to see how well the factors reflect actual results.

    These correlations are then built into a series of analytical models and applied to upcoming races.

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