The All-Weather Championships has been proud to be at the forefront of the introduction of sectional timing and detailed in-race data for over six years.
In conjunction with our partners At The Races and Total Performance Data, we have been able to shine a light on the incredible amount of exciting statistical information available in racing.
Sectional Timing offers in-race speed information per runner throughout a race allowing fascinating stories to unfold way before the horses reach the finish line with the data analysing the way a race is run, rather than just the result of it.
In Season 9, Total Performance Data will once again provide Sectional Times from all races on the four ARC all-weather racecourses – Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Southwell and Wolverhampton. All the data will be available, free of charge, on At The Races online.
The information provided by Total Performance Data provides some fascinating insights into races. Here is just one example from the BETWAY EASTER CLASSIC on Finals Day at the end of Season 5 (Lingfield Park, Friday 30 March 2018)
The feature race of Season 5 of the All-Weather Championships this race resulted in a quick finish of 106.9%. Victory Bond won, with last two furlongs of 11.3 each. The quick finishing sectionals were a product of the ability of the horses involved along with a more pedestrian pace between 4-3 furlongs.
In addition, TPD and ATR have been pleased to introduce analysis of each horse's stride length and frequency, which can help provide even more information into the race.
In the Betway Easter Classic, you can see that the runner up, Master The World, had a significantly longer average stride length than many of his adversaries, with an average of 26.30 feet, with a frequency of 2.28 strides per second.
We are very proud to be leading the field in this area of development along with the teams at Total Performance Data and At The Races. We look forward to further developing the potential of sectional timing during Season 9 of the All-Weather Championships.