TPD News, Sep 2019: 136,000 horses

Plus In-Play Odds, UK Courses, USA Official Timer, Sky Sports Racing, St Leger Data

It's been a busy few months for TPD. Major technical improvements have taken place across all parts of the system especially with regards to tracking performance. We’ve rolled out to new tracks, won more contracts to become Official Timer in the USA and published data on more than 130,000 horse performances across the UK, USA and Canada.

UK in-running data

  • Six new tracks added in 2019

  • Total number of UK venues: 15 racecourses

  • ARC rollout complete with Hereford's first raceday in October

  • Live and post race data is published for every one of these races

  • Over 50 fixtures per month

  • Installing at Chester in September

Sky Sports Racing Broadcast Data

Distributing live to Sky Sports Racing for all racedays, TPD are supplying datafeeds for speed, section, split times and pace.

Sky Sports Racing

Sky Sports Racing

USA & North America

  • TPD is the Official Timer for racing at all USA installations

  • Penn National and Colonial Downs added in 2019

  • Total North American tracks now at seven installations

  • New hardware has delivered exciting levels of enhanced performance

  • Live broadcast graphics deployed

  • Full running order available

  • 2020 rollout ramped up


  • Stride data continues to lift the bonnet on the mighty thoroughbred with the Racing Post featuring this data every Saturday in their Data Analysis column.

  • At The Races are working on some exciting ways to display jumping fluency this Autumn.

Racing Post

Data Analysis Graphics Published

Racing Post - 27 July 2019

Racing Post - 27 July 2019

Racing Post - 17 August 2019

Racing Post - 17 August 2019

Racing Post - 31 August 2019

Racing Post - 31 August 2019

Racing Post - 6 September 2019

Racing Post - 6 September 2019

In Play Probability Feed for Operators

  • In Play price per runner per second

  • 10,000 calculations per horse, per second

  • Neural networks continue to train the statistical model's predictions

  • Created using TPD's extensive data stream

  • Demo available for Operators, contact us to book now

St Leger Data

Who will win the St Leger? Simon Rowlands has run his rule over the cadence and speed required and describes the hot favourite, Logician, as a "notably good fit". Will his stride data, compare with last year's winner, Kew Gardens? Read the full article on At The

At The Races

At The Races

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Brierley's Horses to Follow, July 2019

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The past month has been very busy with the highlight being the Northumberland Plate meeting at Newcastle. I hope to have a few nuggets of gold to look at from our meetings at Doncaster, Newcastle and Yarmouth.

I will start off with Doncaster where there were some notable races which look to hold some solid form and are worth following. STAR SHIELD won the 1m race on the 28th and the form is rock solid as the 2nd Anna Bunina and 3rd Mickey have won since, Star Shield then ran a good race at Yarmouth to finish 2nd to COASTLINE and then followed it up at Ascot last Friday with a win. That race took an immediate boost when Breanski won the next day, so Star Shield and Coastline are ones to follow over the next month.

The 29th June meet at the Town Moor provided some decent times, but the race I must highlight is the 0-85 6f handicap which went to CARTMELL CLEAVE, who won well in a very good time of 1m10.17s, since then the 2nd has won.

The meetings in July have so far produced some interesting results. QUEENS GIFT was the winner over the sprint trip and she backed that up with a victory at Ripon. The 3rd that day, Enchanted Lind, has also won, so the one to watch from this could be the 2nd, LUFRICIA for the Varian team. 

The horse performance of the month at Doncaster was easy to select. CELSIUS clocked 58.82s despite falling out of the stalls and doing the slowest opening split time of the field. Celsius’s cadence and stride data is really revealing. It shows that his stride frequency is quite slow for a sprinter but his huge stride more than makes up for this, as the chart shows. The second horse, HAN SOLO BERGER looks ready to strike gold soon as he looks well handicapped.

The meetings at Yarmouth in the past month have been on a mixed bag of going, earlier in the month the two day meeting was on Soft to Heavy ground and the times reflected that, although the highlight was SUMMER ROMANCE who made a winning debut and then followed up in a Newmarket Listed race. She holds an entry for the Lowther(Gr2) and Moyglare(G1) and could be anything. 

The rest of month was back on quicker ground and we have a few to keep an eye on. MARHABA MILLIAR beat a small field, at first glance it may seem nothing but when the 2nd, Motakhayyel, turned up at Newmarket next time and won a £30,000 Class 2 handicap you sit up and take note. The 2yo novice on the same day could work out well, the 3rd horse VILLAIN’S VOICE was slightly impeded and ran a race full of promise, I can see him going close next time. The winning time of the £30,000 Optional Claimer was the best over 6f this season at the track, but the winner is rated 100 so the performance of RAUCOUS was creditable and you can see him going to something like the Stewards Cup at Goodwood. Update: runner up Hart Stopper won the 0-85 at Yarmouth on 17 July.

We finally move onto the Newcastle Northumberland Plate Festival, whilst the three days were glorious sunshine with some quality racing the weather did play a big hand in the surface; it was very slow and the times reflected it and sadly nothing really stood out on the clock. The performance of TURJOMAAN was decent in the novice race on the Friday evening, STAXTON was probably the best performance at the meeting on the clock with his victory in the 6f 0-100 while on the Saturday, INVINCIBLE ARMY showed his class in the Chipchase. Finally, it was nice to see MUBHIJ win as he was in last month’s update.