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.
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.
Royal Ascot has been the venue for many epic equine performances over the years.
Which racing fan could forget Frankel’s annihilation of his Queen Anne Stakes opposition in 2012, Black Caviar’s heart-stopping success in the inaugural Diamond Jubilee Stakes in the same year, or Yeats’ four-timer in the Gold Cup from 2006 to 2009?
The Derby may not have had the look of a vintage renewal beforehand, but there’s little doubt we saw an above-average winner in Golden Horn, one who will take all the beating wherever he turns up for the rest of the campaign.
There were few hard-luck stories in the 2015 Investec Derby and it’s difficult to escape the conclusion that we saw a fair and representative result on Saturday, a strong pace on a sound surface helping to separate the wheat from the chaff and allowing the best horses to come to the fore. In beating stable companion Jack Hobbs by three and half lengths with a further four and a half lengths back to Storm the Stars in third, the unbeaten Golden Horn established himself as a top-class performer, his rating of 131p marking him down as the best winner of the race since Workforce bolted up in 2010. That horse went on to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and Golden Horn may ultimately be aimed at Longchamp, though he will reportedly be dropped back to 10 furlongs in the short-term, with the Eclipse – staged at Sandown in early-July – the next obvious target.
● 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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