Timeform is the world leader in the rating of thoroughbred performances and has been the case for a very long time.
Racing and Sports has in its CEO Gary Crispe a highly respected analyst and handicapping expert. But also, he is the Australian representative of Timeform and regular discusses with Timeform in the UK, the various ratings given to horses around the world.
As well as news content and articles relating to various assessments about horses both domestically and internationally, this section has historical statistics from Australia, Season by Season summaries since the Year 2000, Global Rankings and current standings divided into Age Brackets.
Take some time and read the information to get an understanding of the comparison of the great horses in racing.
In 1953, in the essay on Pinza in Timeform's Racehorses Annual, Phil Bull wrote: 'many Derby winners owe their success not only to their intrinsic merit, but also, to some degree, to the fact they were already near the zenith of their powers.'
mpressive wins in the Derby are always hard to follow, and the more impressive the win, the harder it is to follow. Less of a gentle nudge and more of a smack in the face, Jack Hobbs last week reminded us that Golden Horn was an impressive Derby winner.
Have you ever found yourself cheering for the form of a race? It’s too nerdy Or at least too nerdy to be admitted.
Yet I, and everyone I watched the Irish Derby with, celebrated as Jack Hobbs came clear of Storm The Stars , vindicating what had happened at Epsom three weeks earlier.
Unbeaten colt Vancouver sits atop of this season’s juvenile crop after an emphatic and record equalling sixth Golden Slipper for Gai Waterhouse.
Vancouver made his presence felt amongst the 2014/15 juveniles at the earliest possible opportunity when taking out the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) at Randwick on Epsom Day.
The Derby winner, Golden Horn, may be swerving the Irish equivalent.
The past three Derby winners have all turned up at the Curragh – but there’s still classic-winning form on offer as Aidan O’Brien’s shock Oaks winner Qualify looks set to take on the colts.
Though Royal Ascot doesn’t exactly bisect the British turf season, it is undoubtedly its biggest turning point.
Pre- and post-Royal Ascot are the two distinct shades of the season, as it’s at Ascot that pecking orders are established, dominances hardened or dashed, and the biggest chance for late-starters to make a Group 1 statement. We saw each of those on more than one occasion through Royal Ascot 2015 last week.
The final Group 1 of the season has been run and won by Srikandi who claimed last Saturday’s Tatt’s Tiara at the Gold Coast.
Held at the Gold Coast for the first time, the Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara boasted a strong field of fillies and mares despite the absence of Najoom who failed to gain a start as second emergency.
Not every fast finisher is unlucky, and not every horse that hangs on from one is lucky, either. Such things always need to be viewed in context, not least the context of the pace of the race.
If a horse appears to be finishing fast it may be doing so simply because others are weakening; far from being unlucky, it may have been advantaged in running in the manner that it did.
The opening day of Royal Ascot 2015 – always a rare treat for Flat racing fans from around the world – was one of the most eagerly awaited of recent years
That was with raiders from France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Australia and the USA taking on a notably strong home-based contingent.
Unbeaten champion mare Black Caviar in 2012 was the last winner for Australia at Royal Ascot.
Coincidentally the same meeting also featured the highest ever Timeform rated galloper Frankel whose demolition of the Queen Anne Stakes field remains one of the freakiest performances ever seen on a racecourse anywhere in the world.
● Historical Timeform Ratings - Australia
● 2yo's Timeform Ratings
● 3yo's Timeform Ratings
● 4yo's Timeform Ratings
● 5yo+ Timeform Ratings
● World Top Rated
● Global Rankings
Each day any horse from the top 20 Timeform Tables that is scheduled to race will be listed.
● Australia ● Europe
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