Is there an optimum period between a horse's races? A short examination of the season so far (August 1, 2018, to May 13, 2018) showing the results for all horses that ran, by 7-day intervals, with return runs from 1 week (7 days) up to 12 weeks (84 days) apart.
A short analysis of how a horses previous placing in a race can be used to predict its chance of winning the current race
South Africa has more Graded and Black Type races than almost all ICC Part 1 countries, when compared by number of foals and also by number of races run. I believe that South Africa has too much Black Type as a result.
In my previous post, I made a case for the efficiency of the MR handicapping system in South Africa despite obvious flaws in the guidelines which attend its operation. Below I compare the MR handicappers to the unofficial handicappers, the fixed odds operators (FOOs), or more to the point, the Bookmakers.
How efficient is the South African handicapping regime? Does it accurately assess horses based on their ability? A short blog post attempts to answer that question.
Sea Cottage competes with Horse Chestnut, Hawaii and Lenin as the best racehorse ever bred in South Africa. Whatever one's opinion on who was the best there is no doubting the absolute quality Sea Cottage showed on the racecourse.
The South African racehorse has been rated consistently by the major rating houses since 2003, but before then we have a sporadic picture of their ability versus international contemporaries. This article attempts to paint a picture of how the SA racehorse has measured up over time beginning in the 1940's.