Frequently Asked Questions

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Answer:

The « form of a horse » is a summary of the past performances of a horse. This is a row of letters and numbers which need to be read from left to right. The left performance is the most recent one. The numbers (0 to 9) stand for the placing of the horse at the arrival. The letters stand for the discipline.

1/ TROTTING

Example for trotting: 1aDa13DaDa

French letter

French word

English meaning

a

attelé

harness

m

monté

mounted

D

disqualifié

disqualified

Dpag

disqualifié au poteau

Disqualified at the post

How to read the example?

The horse ran twice in 2014: the last time he won the race (harness) and the second time he was disqualified. In 2013 he ran only twice and was disqualified both times.

Number from 1 to 9: position of the horse at the arrival

Number 0: means that the horse was not placed in the first ten horses at the arrival

Two following numbers mean a change of year. In the example above the performances on the left of “13” happened in 2014, on the right of “13”, in 2013.

2/ JUMP & FLAT

Example for jump: 7h1h136p2p

French letter

French word

English meaning

s

steeple-chase

steeple-chase

h

haies

hurdle

c

cross-country

cross-country

T

tombé

Fallen

A

arrêté

Pull up

R

Rétrogradé

Rétrogradé

How to read the example?

The horse ran twice in 2014: the last time he was placed 7th in a hurdle race and the previous time he won the race. In 2013 he ran only twice in flat racing: once he was placed 6th and the time before 2nd.

Example for flat: 134p3p7p

French letter

French word

English meaning

p

plat

flat

R

Rétrogradé

Rétrogradé

How to read the example?

The horse has not run in 2014 yet. In 2013 he ran 3 times in flat racing and was respectively placed 4th, 3rd and 7th.

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