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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a 4 + 30 and do you have a list of 4 + 30s for each track?
The 4 + 30 is a statistic that professional horseplayer Ed Bain developed and is one of his two primary betting stats. It means this trainer has produced 4 wins or more plus a 30% win rate or higher on a particular trainer move. When you select Today's Stats from the top link menu registered customers will see a full list of all 4 + 30s for every track running that day. Another way to access these by selecting the Log In link or the date link below Today's Stats at the top right of each page. For samples Click Here. You can also view the 4 + 30s for each individual track by clicking on the date below the race track name on the left side of the page under Track Index.
2. What is an Automatic and do you have a list of Automatics for each track?
The Automatic is a statistic that professional horseplayer Ed Bain developed and is one of his two primary betting stats. It means this trainer has produced 8 wins or more plus a 40% win rate or higher on a particular trainer move. Ed labels this an Automatic bet because when flat bet, the statistic produces a positive R. O. I. (Return On Investment). When you select the Today's Stats from the top link menu registered customers, select the Automatics Tab next to the 4 + 30s Tab will see a full list of all Automatics for every track running that day. You can also view the Automatics for each individual track by clicking on the date below the race track name on the left side of the page under Track Index.
3. Why are the 4 + 30s and Automatics separated by Non-Favorites, Favorites and Undefined?
The 4 + 30 and Automatics are separated by Non-Favorites defined by Morning Line odds of 3/1 or higher, Favorites who have a Morning Line of lower than 3/1 and Undefined because at the time of publication the Morning Line odds are not yet posted for that track. This separation allows the customer to easily locate the statistics that they are interested in playing.
4. What is a Claim and what is Claim 1 (C1), Claim 2 (C2), Claim 3 (C3), and Claim 4 (C4)?
A Claim is when a horse is entered in a race class that is classified as a Claim which means that all the horses that are running in that race with a listed Claim price can be purchased or Claimed during the running of the race for the value listed for the Claiming event. Claim 1 (C1) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back to the first race after they have made the claim. Claim 2 (C2) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back to the second race after they have made the claim. Claim 3 (C3) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back to the third race after they have made the claim. Claim 4 (C4) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back to the fourth race after they have made the claim.
5. What is a Layoff and what is Layoff 1 (L1), Layoff 2 (L2), Layoff 3 (L3), and Layoff 4 (L4)?
A Layoff is when a horse has been given a break and has not ran a race for 45 days or longer. Layoff 1 (L1) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back to the first race after the horse had a Layoff. Layoff 2 (L2) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back for the second race after the 45 day Layoff. Layoff 3 (L3) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back for the third race after the 45 day Layoff. Layoff 4 (L4) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they bring the horse back for the fourth race after the 45 day Layoff.
6. What is a Debut and what is Debut 1 (D1), Debut 2 (D2), Debut 3 (D3), and Debut 4 (D4)?
A Debut is when a horse is running for the first race of their career. Debut 1 (D1) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run the horse for the first race of their career. Debut 2 (D2) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run the horse for the second race of their career. Debut 3 (D3) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run their horse back for the third race of their career. Debut 4 (D4) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run their horse for the fourth race of their career. It is important to note that once a horse wins a race within this 4 race Debut cycle that the count on the Debut cycle stops. The count is made only on horses who have not won a race within their first 4 maiden races.
7. What is Won Last Race and what is Won Last Race 1 (WLR1), Won Last Race 2 (WLR2), Won Last Race 3 (WLR3), and Won Last Race 4 (WLR4)?
Won Last Race is when a horse is running a race after a win. Won Last Race 1 (WLR1) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run the horse for the first race after a win. Won Last Race 2 (WLR2) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run the horse for the second race after a win. Won Last Race 3 (WLR3) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run their horse back for the third race after a win. Won Last Race 4 (WLR4) is a statistic on how a trainer performs when they run their horse for the fourth race after a win.
8. Do you have a list of trainer's running for each day?
Yes, when a registered customer signs into the website through the Today's Stats from the top link menu, select the track you would like to view. Below the Race Index there are tabs for the 4 + 30s, Automatics, Trainers and Horse. Click on the Trainer Tab to view the trainers entered in today's race card.
9. Do you have a list of horse's running for each day?
Yes, when a registered customer signs into the website through the Today's Stats from the top link menu, select the track you would like to view. Below the Race Index there are tabs for the 4 + 30s, Automatics, Trainers and Horse. Click on the Horse Tab to view the horses entered in today's race card.
10. What is a R. O. I. ?
R. O. I. stands for Return On Investment which stands for how much money does a handicapper earn from the investment that he makes. A positive R. O. I. means that the handicapper has a positive return on their investment. A negative R. O. I. means the handicapper has a negative return on their investment.