AVERAGE WINNING GRADED TIMES - 1st Jan to 31st August 2017



One thing people often wonder is how the graded strength at one track compares with another. Unfortunately that is impossible to give an answer to as people have many different views on what determines "strength". However, Chester at BVOF analyses graded racing results at all tracks to produce the table below, which we believe includes a number of the factors people consider most important.


There is considerable variation in the ability of greyhounds competing in the various Grades at English tracks and the following Table, based on an analysis by CHESTER of the BVOF of the going adjusted winning times of Graded race winners during Jan-Aug 2017, provides a means of comparing Graded times/Ratings for the standard trip at English tracks.

The Table shows:

  1. The average going adjusted winning times for each Grade
  2. The percentage of races in each Grade
  3. CHESTER of BVOF's Rating for the times
  4. The total number of Graded races and their average time/Rating
  5. The number and average time/Rating of the fastest 5% of race winners

In making comparisons it should be borne in mind that for a variety of reasons times at individual tracks do vary over time as, for example, at Central Park where in 2017 times for the standard trip are significantly faster than previously because of phototiming changes.

When considering the relative Graded strength of tracks a simple comparison of winning times/Ratings by Grade can be misleading as account has to be taken of the proportion of races in the particular Grade at each track. For example, at a track staging very few A1 races the average winning time will be flattering when compared with a track staging a high proportion of A1's. A better measure of the quality of top Graders at tracks is a comparison of the average time/Rating of the fastest 5% of Graded winners, although such comparisons will be less reliable where the sample for either track is small (say, fewer than 50 races) because it can be distorted by a few exceptional times or unreliable going calls .

Comparing Prize money by reference to Grades can also be deceptive as the total prize money depends on the proportion of races in each Grade. For example, around 22% of races are Graded A1 at Romford as compared with just 2% at Hove. Henlow also stage very few A1 or A2 races, Harlow's top Grade is A4 and the top Grade at Mildenhall is A5.



DETAILS

TRACK

A1

A2

A3

A4

A5

A6

A7

A8

A9

A10

A11

 

ALL RACES

TOP 5%

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

BelleVue

28.01

28.14

28.32

28.43

28.55

28.66

28.75

28.89

29.06

29.26

NONE

 

28.59

27.94

% RACES

BelleVue

3%

9%

11%

13%

14%

15%

14%

12%

9%

1%

NONE

 

1788

89

RATING

BelleVue

95

88

80

74

68

62

58

51

42

33

NONE

 

66

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

CentralPark

29.18

29.36

29.48

29.62

29.78

29.93

30.01

30.2

30.37

NONE

NONE

 

29.68

29

% RACES

CentralPark

11%

14%

15%

15%

14%

11%

8%

6%

5%

NONE

NONE

 

1019

51

RATING

CentralPark

94

86

80

73

65

58

54

45

37

NONE

NONE

 

70

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Crayford

23.53

23.65

23.71

23.79

23.85

23.95

24.05

24.2

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

23.97

23.52

% RACES

Crayford

1%

3%

6%

10%

15%

20%

22%

23%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1655

83

RATING

Crayford

96

89

86

81

77

71

65

56

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

70

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Doncaster

29.74

29.98

30.25

30.41

30.53

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

30.18

29.56

% RACES

Doncaster

9%

32%

28%

20%

12%

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

326

16

RATING

Doncaster

98

87

74

67

61

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

77

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Harlow

26.1

26.13

26.33

26.44

26.52

26.69

26.99

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

26.67

26.02

% RACES

Harlow

1%

4%

11%

11%

18%

23%

33%

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

510

26

RATING

Harlow

101

99

88

82

78

69

53

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

70

105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Henlow

NONE

27.77

27.88

27.91

28

28.04

28.18

28.34

28.49

28.73

NONE

 

28.27

27.75

% RACES

Henlow

NONE

1%

1%

8%

12%

14%

17%

16%

17%

15%

NONE

 

658

33

RATING

Henlow

NONE

97

92

90

86

84

77

69

61

49

NONE

 

72

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Hove

30

30.12

30.32

30.45

30.52

30.59

30.66

30.76

30.84

31

31.25

 

30.68

30.03

% RACES

Hove

1%

4%

6%

8%

12%

14%

14%

12%

12%

9%

8%

 

1550

78

RATING

Hove

104

98

89

83

80

77

73

69

65

57

46

 

72

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Kinsley

27.71

27.94

28.07

28.22

28.39

28.57

28.66

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

28.24

27.68

% RACES

Kinsley

3%

10%

24%

24%

23%

13%

3%

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1217

61

RATING

Kinsley

98

87

80

73

64

55

51

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

72

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Mildenhall

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

23.44

23.76

24.25

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

23.99

23.32

% RACES

Mildenhall

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

11%

36%

53%

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

295

15

RATING

Mildenhall

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

90

70

41

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

57

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Monmore

28.47

28.63

28.77

28.9

29.02

29.14

29.3

29.42

29.6

29.83

NONE

 

29.01

28.36

% RACES

Monmore

6%

11%

14%

15%

14%

16%

10%

9%

3%

2%

NONE

 

1920

96

RATING

Monmore

92

84

77

71

65

59

51

45

36

25

NONE

 

65

98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Newcastle

28.91

29.12

29.27

29.46

29.63

29.77

29.93

30.11

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

29.41

28.75

% RACES

Newcastle

11%

14%

19%

23%

13%

11%

7%

2%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1379

69

RATING

Newcastle

100

89

82

73

65

58

50

41

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

75

107

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Nottingham

30.49

30.67

30.96

31.15

31.33

31.53

31.77

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

31.12

30.39

% RACES

Nottingham

6%

14%

25%

20%

15%

12%

9%

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1561

78

RATING

Nottingham

90

82

68

60

51

42

31

NONE

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

61

97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

PelawGrange

25.94

26.17

26.34

26.43

26.63

26.74

26.92

27.12

27.4

NONE

NONE

 

26.5

25.76

% RACES

PelawGrange

12%

14%

14%

15%

15%

12%

8%

10%

1%

NONE

NONE

 

809

40

RATING

PelawGrange

95

82

73

68

58

52

42

31

16

NONE

NONE

 

65

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

PerryBarr

28.71

28.89

28.99

29.16

29.29

29.41

29.57

29.78

30.18

NONE

NONE

 

29.4

25.81

% RACES

PerryBarr

5%

6%

11%

12%

12%

14%

15%

17%

8%

NONE

NONE

 

1251

63

RATING

PerryBarr

92

83

78

70

63

58

50

39

20

NONE

NONE

 

58

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Peterborough

26.16

26.22

26.31

26.41

26.54

26.65

26.75

26.94

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

26.62

26.04

% RACES

Peterborough

4%

6%

8%

11%

15%

16%

20%

21%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1102

55

RATING

Peterborough

102

98

94

88

82

75

70

60

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

77

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Poole

26.91

27.11

27.25

27.39

27.5

27.67

27.89

28.1

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

27.41

26.72

% RACES

Poole

12%

15%

17%

16%

14%

8%

5%

0%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1200

60

RATING

Poole

91

81

73

66

60

51

40

29

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

65.3

101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Romford

24.4

24.54

24.64

24.72

24.77

24.86

24.99

25.08

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

24.66

24.16

% RACES

Romford

26%

16%

13%

10%

10%

9%

9%

7%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

2041

102

RATING

Romford

91

83

77

73

69

64

57

52

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

76

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Sheffield

28.96

29.13

29.29

29.45

29.67

29.89

30.09

30.33

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

29.59

28.86

% RACES

Sheffield

5%

10%

14%

20%

21%

15%

10%

5%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1772

89

RATING

Sheffield

104

96

88

80

70

59

49

38

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

73

108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Sunderland

27.65

27.81

27.91

28.04

28.19

28.31

28.49

28.74

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

28.01

27.45

% RACES

Sunderland

0%

15%

19%

22%

15%

9%

5%

1%

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

1652

83

RATING

Sunderland

82

74

69

62

55

48

39

26

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

64

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Swindon

29.06

29.24

29.43

29.57

29.71

29.83

29.93

30.04

30.3

NONE

NONE

 

29.75

29.06

% RACES

Swindon

2%

9%

15%

13%

14%

12%

9%

14%

12%

NONE

NONE

 

1478

74

RATING

Swindon

90

81

73

66

59

53

48

43

30

NONE

NONE

 

57

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Towcester

28.46

28.44

28.48

28.54

28.66

28.8

28.96

29.12

29.32

NONE

NONE

 

28.85

28.26

% RACES

Towcester

1%

3%

6%

9%

14%

18%

23%

20%

6%

NONE

NONE

 

639

32

RATING

Towcester

99

101

99

96

90

83

75

67

57

NONE

NONE

 

80

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVGE WIN TIME

Yarmouth

28.37

28.59

28.66

28.8

28.94

29.07

29.25

29.5

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

28.79

28.12

% RACES

Yarmouth

21%

11%

13%

17%

14%

10%

7%

6%

0%

0%

0%

 

1259

63

RATING

Yarmouth

87

76

73

66

59

52

43

31

NONE

NONE

NONE

 

66

100




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