July 22, 2024

How to Read PPs

ULTIMATE PPs with COMMENTS EXPLANATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION, USE THE DROPDOWN TO CHOOSE A SELECTION

1

BRIS PACE AND SPEED PARS

The average Pace and Speed ratings for the leader/winner of races at today’s class level and distance.

2

RUN STYLE STATS

  1. The running style of the horse:
    E (Early) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that typically vies for the early lead or whose best races are run on the lead. Most horses in this category do not successfully rate behind a pacesetter.

    E/P (Early/Presser) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs second or third within a few lengths of the lead early before trying to run down the leader. An “E/P” horse, just like an “E” horse, may run on the front end but, unlike an “E” horse, it can be expected to successfully rate behind a pacesetter.

    P (Presser) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs in the middle of the pack early before trying to run down the leader. A “P” horse may at times run close to the lead but rarely, if ever, challenges for the lead early.

    Unlike an “S” horse, the “P” horse doesn’t typically run from the rear of the pack in its better races.

    S (Sustain or Closer) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs in the back of the pack early before trying to run down the leader.

    NA (Not Available) = A horse that is a first-time starter or who hasn’t had enough meaningful running lines to accurately assess the horse’s preferred run style.
  2. Early Speed Points. The numbers range from 0-8 and measure the early speed ability of the horse based on its running position and beaten lengths at the first call of recent races. The higher the number, the more early speed a horse has shown in recent races.
3

OWNER AND JOCKEY SILKS

Provides information about the ownership of the horse as well as the color and description of the silks the jockey will be wearing in today’s race.

4

JOCKEY STATS

  1. The jockey’s record for the meet (number of mounts, winners, second-place finishers, third-place finishers, and win percentage).
  2. The jockey’s record for the year (number of mounts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered).
  3. The jockey’s record with horses of this run style (number of mounts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered).
  4. The jockey’s record with the trainer in the L60 or last sixty days (number of mounts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered).
  5. The jockey’s record at today’s distance or surface (number of mounts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered).
5

DENOTION FOR TODAY’S RACE

  1. AE = Also Eligible for today’s race. This occurs when there are more horses entered than can actually start in the race. A horse that is also eligible can only draw into the race if there are scratches.
  2. MTO = Main Track Only. This designation is seen only in turf races and means that the horse will run only if the race is transferred to the main or dirt track.
  3. In the event that the race is a claiming race, the claiming price of the horse.
6

HORSE’S PEDIGREE, SALES, & BREEDING INFORMATION

  1. The color of the horse.
    B. = bay
    Ch. = chestnut
    Dkbbr. = dark bay or brown
    Gr/ro. = gray or roan
    Bl. = black
    Wh. = white
  2. The sex of the horse.
    c = colt
    f = filly
    h = horse
    m = mare
    g = gelding
    r = ridgeling
  3. The age of the horse.
  4. Month of birth (two-year old and maidens only).
  5. The sale at which the horse sold, the year of the sale, and sales price.
  6. The sire, (the sire’s sire) and current stud fee.
  7. The dam and (the dam’s sire).
  8. The breeder and the state or country in which the horse was bred.
7

TRAINER STATS

  1. The trainer’s record for the meet (number of starts, winners, second-place finishers, third-place finishers, and win percentage).
  2. The trainer’s record for the year (number of starts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered).
  3. The trainer’s record with race angles that pertain to today’s race (number of starts, percentage of winners, percentage of in-the-money finishes, and ROI or return on investment for every $2.00 wagered). The statistics in this category cover the last three years.
8

BRIS PRIME POWER RATING

A number that measures the quality of each horse’s most recent starts by combining dozens of handicapping factors into one easy-to-use rating. Speed, class, pace, form, weight, distance, and many more factors are combined by a sophisticated algorithm to form this rating. The horse’s ranking in this race appears in parenthesis. For more information, see “Prime Power – Using Our Best Rating” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

9

MEDICATION, EQUIPMENT, AND WEIGHT THE HORSE WILL CARRY

Medication, Equipment Change, and the Weight the Horse Will Carry: Provides information on:

  1. Medication the horse will be using today. L = Lasix, Ù= First Lasix, B = Bute
  2. If the horse has been gelded since his most recent start. G
  3. Whether or not the horse will be adding or taking off blinkers today. ON = blinkers on, OFF = blinkers off.
  4. The amount of weight, including the jockey, which the horse will be carrying for this race. If todays jockey is an apprentice, a smaller number will appear immediately to the right of the weight (as a superscript). This is the number of pounds that the jockey gets as a weight allowance for being an apprentice.
10

HORSE’S LIFETIME START INFORMATION

  1. Life: Horse’s number of career starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, career earnings, and lifetime best Bris Speed rating.
  2. Horse’s Current Year Record: Number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings for the year, and best Bris Speed rating for the year.
  3. Horse’s Previous Year Record: Number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings for the previous year, and best Bris Speed rating for that year.
  4. Horse’s Career Record at Today’s Track: Number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings at this track, and best Bris Speed rating earned at this track.
  5. Fst: Horse’s career record over fast dirt tracks including number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings, and best Bris Speed rating earned over fast dirt tracks.
  6. Off: Horse’s career record over wet dirt tracks including number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings, and best Bris Speed rating earned over wet dirt tracks.
  7. Dis: Horse’s career record at today’s distance including number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings, and best Bris Speed rating at today’s distance.
  8. Trf: Horse’s career record on the turf including number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings, and best Bris Speed rating on the turf.
  9. AW: Horse’s career record on all-weather tracks, including number of starts, wins, second-place finishes, third-place finishes, earnings, and best Bris Speed rating on an all-weather track.
11

BRIS PEDIGREE RATING

  1. The Fast Pedigree rating measures the quality and suitability of the horse’s breeding for races run on the dirt.
  2. The Off Pedigree rating measures the quality and suitability of the horse’s breeding for races run over a wet dirt surface.
  3. The Distance Pedigree rating measures the quality and suitability of the horse’s breeding for races run at today’s distance.
  4. The Turf Pedigree rating measures the quality and suitability of the horse’s breeding for races run on the turf.

For more information, see the “Bris Pedigree Ratings F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

12

SIRE STATS

  1. AWD or average winning distance of sire’s and dam sire’s offspring.
  2. Mud win percentage of sire’s and dam sire’s offspring.
  3. Number of mud starts by sire’s and dam sire’s offspring.
  4. Turf win percentage of sire’s and dam sire’s offspring (turf races only).
  5. First-time starter win percentage of sire’s and dam sire’s offspring (two-year-old and maiden races only).
  6. Win percentage of sire’s and dam sire’s offspring in first turf start (turf races only).
  7. The Sire Production Index (spi) compares the earnings of this sire’s and broodmare sire’s offspring with the average earnings of the offspring of all North American sires. The average is established as 1.00, so if a sire’s spi is 2.00, this means that his offspring average earnings are twice the national average.
13

DAM STATS

  1. The dam’s best racing accomplishment (two-year old and maiden races only).
  2. The percentage of the dam’s two-year-old starters which won at least one race (two-year old and maiden races only).
  3. The number of starters the dam has produced (two-year old and maiden races only).
  4. The number of starters to win at least one race on any surface – dirt or turf (two-year old, maiden, and turf races only).
  5. The number of starters to win at least one turf race (turf races only).
  6. The number of stakes winners the dam has produced (two-year old, maiden, and turf races only).
  7. The Dams Production Index (dpi) compares the earnings of this dam’s produce with the average earnings of the produce of all North American broodmares. The average is established as 1.00, so if a dam’s dpi is 2.00, this means that her produce average earnings are twice the national average (two-year old, maiden, and turf races only).
14

SALES STATS

  1. What sale the horse sold at and in what year.
  2. The price the horse sold for.
  3. The horse’s ranking in the context of sire’s comparable offspring sold at public auction that year. As an example, if a filly or colt has a yearling price ranking of (13/23), that means that there were 23 yearlings sold by this horse’s sire that year, and she or he brought the 13th best price of the 23.
  4. The average sales price of offspring by this horse’s sire.
  5. The stud fee of the sire at the time this horse was bred.
15

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE COMMENTS

Positive comments for a horse will appear in the box on the left while negative comments will appear in the box on the right.

16

DATE OF RACE, TRACK, AND RACE NUMBER

The date, track, and race number for a horse’s last 10 starts.

17

DISTANCE, SURFACE, AND TRACK CONDITIONS

  1. The surface the race was run on.
    The main dirt track has no designation.
    ● = inner dirt track
    Ⓣ = main turf course
    🅃 = inner turf course
    Ⓧ = a race that was originally scheduled for the turf but moved to the main track.
    Ⓐ = all-weather track
  2. The distance the race was run. All races under a mile are measured in furlongs and designated with an “f.” One furlong = one-eighth of a mile.
  3. Track condition denotes the condition of the track at the time the race was run.
    ft = fast gd = good
    my = muddy sy = sloppy
    wf = wet fast fm = firm
    yl = yielding sf = soft
    hy = heavy sl – slow.
18

DISTANCE, SURFACE, AND TRACK CONDITIONS

  1. The fractional time of the leader at various points in the race. For information on the corresponding distance of each fractional time, see the “Points of Call & Fractional Times Chart” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.
  2. The final time of the race will be the last of the series of times.
  3. The age designation for the race. A race designated with would be a race for three-year-olds and up. A race designated with would be a race for four-year-olds and up. No designation means that the race was age-specific.
19

BRIS RR AND CR RATINGS

  1. RR, the Bris Race Rating, measures the overall quality of horses which competed in a race: the higher the number, the tougher the competition. For more information, see the “Bris Race and Class Rating F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.
  2. CR, the Bris Class Rating, measures a horse’s actual performance against this competition in a race: the higher the number, the better the horse performed. For more information, see the “Bris Race and Class Rating F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.
20

RACE TYPE

Tells the conditions for the race. For more information on the various types of races, see “Race Classifications” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

21

BRIS RR AND CR RATINGS

  1. E1 is a Pace rating that measures how fast the horse ran from the start to the first call of the race. (2f pace in sprints, 4f pace in routes).
  2. E2 is a Pace rating that measures how fast the horse ran from the start to the second call of the race. (4f pace in sprints, 6f pace in most routes).
  3. LP is a Pace rating that measures how fast the horse ran from the second call of the race to the finish.
  4. SPD is the Speed rating and measures how fast the horse ran the race from start to finish.

For more information on Bris Pace and Speed Ratings, see the “Bris Pace Rating F.A.Q.” and the “Bris Speed Rating F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

22

BRIS RACE SHAPES

Values that enable the user to quickly determine whether the pace of a race was unusually fast or slow, as depicted by plus (+) or minus (–) signs. The Race Shapes measure how fast the leader ran relative to the average leader time for the race’s final time.

Two Race Shape values are provided for a race. The first Bris Race Shape value corresponds to the first call (2f call for most sprints and 4f call for most routes). The second Bris Race Shape value corresponds to the second call (4f call for most sprints and 6f call for most routes). For more information, see “Bris Race Shapes F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

23

POST POSITION, PLACEMENT THROUGHOUT THE RACE, AND FINISH

  1. PP or the post position the horse had in the starting gate.
  2. The horse’s position in the field and lengths behind or in front at the ST (start), 1C (first call of the race), 2C (second call of the race), and Str (stretch call of the race).
  3. FIN where the horse finished in the race, with the number of lengths behind or in front at the finish.
24

JOCKEY AND WEIGHT

The name of the jockey that rode the horse and the amount of weight the horse carried, including the jockey.

25

MEDICATION, EQUIPMENT, AND ODDS

  1. The medication the horse was using during the race. L = Lasix, B = Bute.
  2. The equipment the horse was using during the race. b = blinkers, f = front wraps.
  3. The final ODDS the horse went off at.
26

TOP FINISHERS, COMMENT, AND NUMBER OF STARTERS

  1. The top three finishers in the race with lengths separating them at the finish. Horses that came back to win their next race are in italics. Horses that are in today’s race appear in bold print. Horses that won their next race and are in today’s race will be in bold italics.
  2. The comment will tell about the trip the horse had or how he or she ran the race.
  3. The number of starters in the race.
27

WORKOUT INFORMATION

  1. The date of the workout. If a ● appears before the date, that means that the work was a bullet or the fastest at that distance for the day.
  2. The track or training center code for the location of the workout.
  3. The distance of the work and the condition of the track. Refer to Number 3, Surface, Distance, and Track Condition for a listing of track conditions. If a tr.t appears beside the track name, then the work took place at the training track. O means that the work was on the turf. Some works may occur around “the dogs” (d), a term used to describe the situation where cones are put out on the track to keep horses from working too close to the rail. This most commonly occurs on turf courses that have been saturated with water or turf courses where there has been a lot of wear near the rail and the track attendants try to protect it as much as possible.
  4. The time of the work and how the horse worked. B = Breezing, H = Handily. If the horse worked from the gate, it will be denoted with a g.
  5. The ranking of the workout. If a horse’s time is listed as 53/70, he or she posted the 53rd best time of 70 horses that worked at the distance on the day.





TRACK BIAS EXPLANATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION, USE THE DROPDOWN TO CHOOSE A SELECTION

1

SURFACE, DISTANCE, AND NUMBER OF RACES

Provides information on the total number of races run at today’s distance and surface. If there is an insufficient number of races in the database for the exact distance of today’s race, the distance category (sprint or route) will be displayed instead.

2

% WIRE

Provides information on the percentage of races won in wire-to-wire fashion at this distance and surface.

3

SPEED BIAS

The percentage of races won by horses exhibiting either an E or E/P running style.

4

DATE RANGE

The date range of the statistics included.

5

WnrAvgBl

The eventual winner’s average beaten lengths at the 1st Call of the race and the 2nd Call of the race.

6

RUNSTYLE

  1. E (Early) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that typically vies for the early lead or whose best races are run on the lead. Most horses in this category do not successfully rate behind a pacesetter.
  2. E/P (Early/Presser) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs second or third within a few lengths of the lead early before trying to run down the leader. An “E/P” horse, just like an “E” horse, may run on the front end but, unlike an “E” horse, it can be expected to successfully rate behind a pacesetter.
  3. P (Presser) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs in the middle of the pack early before trying to run down the leader. A “P” horse may at times run close to the lead but rarely, if ever, challenges for the lead early. Unlike an “S” horse, the “P” horse doesn’t typically run from the rear of the pack in its better races.
  4. S (Sustain or Closer) = A horse that exhibits this run style is one that runs in the back of the pack early before trying to run down the leader.
  5. NA (Not Available) = A horse that is a first-time starter or who hasn’t had enough meaningful running lines to accurately assess the horse’s preferred run style.
7

IMPACT VALUES

The Bris Impact Value mathematically represents the effectiveness of a Running Style or Post Position at a specific track/distance. The average Impact Value of all starts is 1.00 and the higher the number, the better.

  1. Example #1: Impact Value: 0.50 means that the run style or post position won only half of its rightful share of races or only 50% of the expected number of wins.
  2. Example #2: Impact Value 1.50 means that the run style or post position won 1 1/2 times its rightful share of races or won 150% of the expected number of wins.

Note: The average Impact Value of all Run Styles and Post Positions may not equal 1.00 due to the fact that each Run Style/Post Position category may not have the same number of starts.

8

BRIS PRIME POWER RATING

Provided for each Running Style, this represents the percentage of races won by each run style.

9

POST BIAS

  1. RAIL: Post Position #1
  2. 1-3: Post Positions #1, #2, #3
  3. 4-7: Post Positions #4, #5, #6, #7
  4. 8+: Post Positions #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, etc.
10

AVERAGE WIN %

The average win percentage for the pertinent post position category.

Note: The win percentage will not total 100% because the stats given are averages of post position groups.

11

TRACK BIAS SYMBOLS

  1. + = A favorable post position/run style for this track/distance which is relative to the other post positions/running styles. Displayed above the Impact Value when appropriate, the single plus (+) provides a quick and easy means to identify a favorable post position/run style based on Impact Value or percentage of races won.
  2. ++ = The best or most successful run style for this track/distance. Displayed above the Impact Value when appropriate, the double plus (++) provides a quick and easy means to identify the dominant/most successful run style based on Impact Value and percentage of races won.





RACE SUMMARY EXPLANATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION, USE THE DROPDOWN TO CHOOSE A SELECTION

1

HORSE INFORMATION

  1. # – The program number of the horse
  2. Horse Name – The name of the horse
  3. ML Odds – The morning line odds for the horse established by the racetrack.
  4. Med/Eqp – The medication and/or equipment the horse will be using today. L = Lasix, b = blinkers
  5. Days Since L/R – Days Since Last Race. One dot after this stat indicates that his last race was the horse’s first start off a layoff. Two dots indicate that his last race was the horse’s second start off a layoff.
2

RUN STYLE AND PTS

  1. The run style of the horse. E = Early, E/P = Early/Presser, P = Presser, S = Sustained or closer. For more information on run styles, see above in the “Ultimate PPs Explanation” or the “Track Bias Explanation.”
  2. PTS or Early Speed Points. The numbers range from 0-8 and measure the early speed ability of the horse based on its running position and beaten lengths at the first call of recent races. The higher the number, the more early speed a horse has shown in recent races.

NOTE: A + (plus sign) indicates that this is a favorable running style for this race. A ++ (double plus sign) indicates that this is the best or most dominant running style for this race. For more information on the + and ++, see the “Track Bias Explanation” above.

3

AVERAGE DISTANCE/SURFACE PACE AND SPEED RATINGS

Average Speed and Pace ratings for the horse specific to today’s distance and surface category.

  1. El – The average Pace rating for the horse from the start to the first call of the race for today’s distance and surface category.
  2. E2 – The average Pace rating for the horse from the start to the second call of the race for today’s distance and surface category.
  3. Late – The average Pace rating for the horse from the second call of the race to the finish for today’s distance and surface category.
  4. SPD – The average Bris Speed rating for the horse at today’s distance and surface category.

NOTE: Speed ratings surrounded by asterisks indicate that two or more races occurred at or near today’s distance and surface within the last 90 days and are included in the average. Parentheses indicate that the race used occurred more than 90 days ago. If there are no asterisks or parentheses, there was only one race in the last 90 days at or near today’s distance and surface category, and the Pace and Speed ratings are for that race.

4

AVERAGE RACE RATING

An average of a horse’s most recent Bris Race Ratings at today’s distance/surface category. Bris Race Ratings measure the strength of the field, not based on the race classification, but on the actual horses that raced.

The higher the number is, the better the quality of the field the horse faced. For more information, see the “Bris Class and Race Rating F.A.Q.” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

5

BEST PACE RATINGS

The best E1 Pace figure, best E2 Pace figure, and best LP Pace figure earned by the horse for today’s distance and surface category within a one-year period.

For more information on Pace figures, see above in the “Ultimate PPs Explanation.”

6

FNAL SPEED

The Final Speed shows the horse’s final Bris Speed figure for the last four races back, starting with the most recent.

Any Speed ratings earned at today’s distance/surface category will have a dot after the rating. Turf races are indicated with a “T.”

7

ACL

The Average Competitive Level is a rating based on the Race Ratings when finishing in the money. Parentheses indicate a rating that was not at today’s distance and surface.

For a detailed explanation, see “Average Competitive Level” elsewhere in the Training to Win section.

8

RACING AVERAGE SPEED

Racing Speed Average is an average of the Speed ratings earned by a horse over the course of its last three starts.

9

PREVIOUS RACE RATINGS

This is the race rating for the horse’s three previous races. R1 is the first race back, R2 is the second race back, and R3 is the third race back.

10

MUD SPEED

The best Bris Speed rating a horse has earned over a muddy/sloppy track.

11

PEDIGREE STATISTICS

  1. Mud Sts – This is the number of all starts that progeny of the sire have made on off tracks. (This statistic is shown on all races except for two-year-old, maiden, and turf races.)
  2. % Mud – This is the percentage of wins from starts that the sire’s progeny have over off tracks.
  3. % 1st – This is the percentage of the sire’s progeny that win when making their first career start. (This statistic is shown on two-year-old and maiden races only.)
  4. SPI – The Sire Production Index compares the earnings of this sire’s offspring with the average earnings of the offspring of all North American sires. The average is established at 1.00, so if a sire’s spi is 2.00, this means that his offspring’s average earnings are twice the national average. (This statistic appears on two-year-old and maiden races only).
  5. DPI – The Dam Production Index compares the earnings of this dam’s produce with the average earnings of the produce of all North American broodmares. The average is established as 1.00, so if a dam’s dpi is 2.00, this means that her produce average earnings are twice the national average. (This statistic appears on two-year-old and maiden races only).
  6. %Trf – This is the percentage of wins from starts the sire’s progeny have on the turf. (This statistic appears on turf races only.)
  7. Sire AWD – The average winning distance of the sire’s offspring represented in furlongs.
  8. Dam Sire’s AWD – The average winning distance of the dam sire’s offspring represented in furlongs.