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Select Pace Method

After the user selects this feature, QuickHorse will use its "Pace Method"  to display the anticipated results of the Race Card Selected.  Race Cards (Race Programs) are chosen using the FILE Menu Bar item of QuickHorse.

A sample display of the Pace Method is shown below, and the method's calculations are also explained below.  This User's Guide section only discusses the calculations used in this method.  For information about how to interact with the settings and other navigation please click on the "Select_Standard_Method" feature on the menu at the left side of this page.

Figure 1 - The Pace Method Handicapping Display

Before going further with an explanation of what each column of this method represents, the user may notice that instead of one longer rectangular button surrounding the weighting factors, each weighting factor appears in an individual button along with a shorthand description of the column.  The column names are:

1Fr, 2Fr, 3Fr, EP, SP,  AP, FX, PctE

Do not click on any of these Weighting Factor buttons at this time.  You should learn about Custom Method Building or Supertune/Superhandicap before you use these buttons.  Use of these buttons without an understanding of how they work, can result in changes to this method.  Only redownloading QuickHorse will correct the method if you inadvertently change it.

As for the calculations of each column, this method is quite simple. 

This method also requires that the user be familiar with the Brohamer Pace Figures - 1Fr, 2Fr, 3Fr, EP, SP, AP, FX, Energy (PCT E)

To find information on these figures, search google.com for -

"Brohamer Pace Figures"

This link, if still active, explains much of what is in the QuickHorse program's PACE METHOD (copy it to your Internet Browser)

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/static.cgi?page=apr00brs&header=off

There are 8 columns to this method, each corresponding to each calculation of the Brohamer Pace Figures. These are named 1Fr, 2Fr, 3Fr, EP, SP, AP, FX, and Energy (PCTE).

For each column of the PACE METHOD, the most recent "acceptable race's" brohamer figures are selected and displayed in each column. An "acceptable race" is one in which a horse beat at least half of the field, or finished with 6 lengths of the winner. If no acceptable races exist, then you will see ???? in place of actual values.

Each column calculated score is used along with a multiplier (weighting factor) which can be changed by the user in order to come to a total score based on the values for each horse.  The score for each column is calculated in the same way as it is for a Column in the Standard Method.  This score is not the VALUE of but rather a NORMALIZED score based on the average scores for all the horses using minus and plus 3 standard deviations from the mean as a range for all scores.  See the Standard Method features for a better explanation of "normalized column scoring".  

This handicapping method has been created by our Custom Method Builder and the reader may use the Custom Method Builder to see exactly how it is programmed.

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Last modified: August 15, 2012