These are our free horse racing results CSV files and they are available to anyone who registers as a member of the website. We refer to them as Basic Results data files, so named as they are a cut-down version of our Enhanced ‘Duo Format’ files.
They are produced each day and are available bi-weekly in CSV format. All you have to do is complete the simple Registration to be able to download the files each day. They contain all the main components of data for any days racing results. The Basic Results version can build a solid foundation for research, systems, statistics or a digital Form Book for those wanting results for no cost.
Please read the page with a full explanation of our Enhanced results files. These files contain all the columns plus more than the ones found in the Basic files.
These files are in the ‘Duo Format’ therefore consist of 2 CSV files. A brief description of both the horse racing results CSV files is given below and if further information is required, use this Contact Us link.
To keep each days files unique they are are prefixed using the following:-
yy (year) mm (month) dd (day)
As an example the January 1st 2020 would see the datafiles named 200101Main.csv and 200101Details.csv. The naming convention assists with sorting and listing by newest date first, as it ends up the lowest number. Therefore files form 31st December would be the last listed as 2001231. The downloads are contained in a single zip file, with yymmddB.zip as the naming format.
The two files in the Duo format are known as main.csv and details csv. Here is a brief description for each field or column they contain.
This file is the Conditions of a race which includes the following field or columns.
ID That days ID for each individual race
Course Racecourse the race took place at
Date Date that the event took place on
Time Time the race was scheduled to start
RaceDesc Race title as seen on a racecard as a race description
Class Class of race, with 1 the best and 7 the lowest level
Age Age restriction, when race conditions are set by a horse age
PrizeMoney The currency value to the winner of the event.
Ran Number of horses that took part and competed in a race
Distance Race distance in Miles, Furlongs, Yards
Going Underfoot conditions that race was run upon
The files and the data displayed in them is shown in the following screenshot.
The Details file contains the performance information for each runner in a race.
ID ID for each runner on any particular day
FPos Finishing position for each runner
DistBtn Finishing distance behind the horse immediately in front
CardNo Racecard number
HorseName The Racehorses name
Draw If starting stalls used, where a horse was drawn
SPFrom ‘From’ part of the starting price
SPTo ‘To’ part of the starting price
Age How old the horse was at the time of the race
Stone Weight in stones carried by the horse
Lbs Weight in pounds carried by the horse
Favs Denote the betting Favourite or second Favourite
Aid Any aids that the horse wore such as blinkers
AgeWt Age, Weight, Aids plus Overweight and Penalty carried
Jockey Jockey who rode the horse
Trainer Trainer of the horse
Allow Weight allowance the jockey was entitled to claim
You are missing out on further data information by not Subscribing to RacingFormBook as that entitles you to obtain our Full Enhanced results data files. In addition we provide results in a Single File Format. Check the Membership Options page and join our full services.
These Enhanced results data files contain extra fields and are part of a daily results file service. Below is a list of extra fields which the Enhanced Duo files contain.
ID Each race is given a Unique ID that corresponds to a column in the Details CSV file. Each horse that ran in a race will have this Unique ID thereby making an association for the race conditions (main.csv) and the runners (details.csv).
WinTime You receive the recorded time the race took. Useful for people studying race times and wanting to create Speed Figures
Limit This column show a class indication which is in fact where a race restriction, or a race is denoted with an ‘Official’ handicap range or upper limit. For instance, a race restricted to 0-100 is shown as 100. This then is restricted to those horses rated 100 or less by the ‘handicapper’.
Base Rating A column where the purpose is to enter your personal rating for the Winner of the race. This column is used by the RaceHorseFormBuilder App which will rate every horse in a race based upon this initial Base Rating.
MainID Each race is given a Unique ID in the Main.csv file that corresponds to this column. Every race, by virtue of this Unique ID thereby allows an association for the race conditions (main.csv) and the runners (details.csv).
OR We provide the Official Handicap Rating that each horse was allocated (when they have one) that they had in each race.
Comments This column provides a narrative to how each horse ran in the race, the reading of which can help judge each horses performance. It also make researching key words like ‘quickened’, won ‘easily’, ‘comfortably’ possible for future winners. Also shown are details of any horses disqualification when they occur.
In conclusion, the data files for this our Basic version of Horse Racing Results in CSV format are available for anyone and totally Free. They contain the horse racing results information for the UK and Ireland and are available to download once registered.
As referred to a number of times our Enhanced Results Data Files will provide you with further data in their content. While if you want all the results information to be contained in just one file, then we have an additional Single File Format to cater for this requirement.
There are additional benefits in Subscribing to RacingFormBook. Currently we give away free a copy of the RaceHorseFormBuilder App. This fantastic tool will allow every horse in a race to be rated.
You can provide Your Own Ratings to build up your own Private Handicap. Literally just give the winner of a race a figure and the App will take care of rating each horse by lengths beaten and weight carried.
Of course this data has to be stored somewhere and that is what the App does. With a simple click a button and the CSV results files plus ratings are saved into a database. The app will also create some extra columns of information by carrying out calculations on the raw data.
Simply put RacingFormBook will help inform and assist you to find winners and enjoyment from Horse Racing. Provide historical horse racing results data.
To further anyone’s ambition to use the information, whether this is as a point of reference, a repository for their ratings or to enable the research into racing systems.