[AusRace] API & Prizemoney Earnings are useless numbers

Stuart Mackay pfjg1g at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 16:56:26 AEST 2017


It's handy to know that APM is available in both regular and bonus forms
and should only be used as a guide to determine class in conjunction with
handicap ratings and consistency (win% place%).
Add fitness and fresh record if applicable and you are a long way towards
working out the strength of a race and the possible finishing order.

On 21 Jul 2017 16:04, "Mike McBain" <mikemcb at southcom.com.au> wrote:

> For those Punters that may consider comparing horses Career Earnings or
> the API derived from Prizemoney please be very aware of the following.
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> AAP form information includes all the various bonus earnings that some
> horses collect simply from being registered for Owners & Breeders
> incentives and often paid for running a place as well as winning. AAP form
> is widely distributed to Newspapers, TAB's and Subbies like Bestform.
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> Racing & Sports do not include VOBIS, SuperVOBIS, SABOIS or other Bonuses
> in their Online form.
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> The problem that I see is that not all horses in a race are eligible for
> these bonuses and so any comparisons using Horse Prizemoney or API are not
> truly apples with apples.
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> We had a race at Geelong last Saturday where AAP had Prince Of Venice with
> Earnings of $18415 while R&S showed the same horse with $8815 from its four
> starts with a formline of 7th-6th-2nd-3rd. You can imagine the difference
> those numbers made to the API? 2.2 compared to 4.6!
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> There have been many such anomalies  and in my opinion it makes those
> particular form criteria useless numbers.
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> I am not aware if the same problem applies outside Australia?
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