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1:  Each horse has a heading line.  It contains the Program Number if available, the horses age and sex, the state where the horse was bred, the Morning Line, if available, the assigned running style, and overall early speed / late speed ratings.  In this example, the  early speed rating is 74, the late speed rating is 41.

2: This is a running line for a dirt race.  Dirt is indicated by the final number being in brown.  The line begins with track, date, distance in furlongs, and an average bias rating for that track and distance.  The bias rating is on a 0 to 300 scale.  It can be compared to the average bias rating of today's race, which is in the race header file.  Next come the figures for the race.  There are two pace calls followed by a speed figure.  Above, the pace figures are 86, 83 and the speed figure is 67.  These are for the leader, and the winner at the finish.  The next three figures are the figures of the horse.  They are 81, 75, and a speed figure of 64.   Next comes a horse's late pace figure.  It is weighted towards the final fraction, but does include some early speed to penalize plodders. Next comes a "bias" indicator.  They are as follows:
  • +:  High speed favoring track
  • >:  Speed favoring track
  • <:  Closer favoring track
  • - :  High closer favoring track
If the symbol is underlined, e.g. >, it indicates the horse ran against the prevailing track bias that day.

Pace figures are generally the 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile for sprints (<8f), and the 1/2 mile and 3/4 mile for races shorter than 10f.  At 10f and less than 12f, the pace figures are for the 1/2 mile and 1 mile calls.  At 12f, it is 4f and 10f (1 1/4m).  The first pace call is only available for running lines beginning in 2011.

The final number is the Performance Figure, or an overall rating of the running line.  In this line it is a 68.  The number takes into account early position, the race shape (pace figure relation to speed figure), and the horse's pace and speed figures.  There are also minor adjustments for weight and horse maturity.

3:  A dashed line indicates a short layoff of at least 91 days, but less than 181 days.  The year of the prior race is indicated on the layoff line to avoid confusion.

4:  A line of equal signs indicates a long layoff of more than 180 days.  It also will include the year of the prior race to make that easy to calculate.

5:  This is a running line for a turf race, indicated by the final number being in green.

6:  An asterisk immediately after the number indicates the horse won the race.   If the number is in bold, it shows the race was within 1/2 furlong of the race today.

7:  This is a running line for a synthetic race, indicated by the final number being in blue.

If you have any other questions, let me know.  There are some things not displayed here that are available in the program, such as %E as defined by Tom Brohamer.  As the user, you can choose to hide or display nearly anything in the program.