Daily Racecard CSV File

What's In The Daily Racecard CSV File

Since we started publishing the RacingFormBook racecards, we have received a number of requests to provide them in a data format. As such, we now create each meeting from United Kingdom and Ireland as a Daily Racecard CSV File. The aim is to make the CSV Racecards available the afternoon before racing takes place. For instance 99.9% of the time Saturdays download will be available on Friday and similarly so for all days. 


With our racing results data files we have two formats in which the data is available for download.  The Duo, which is in fact two files, or the Single File Format. It was decided by consensus that we would adopt just the one file format to hold all the information.

Daily Racecard CSV File Data

The data that is contained in each Daily Racecard CSV File, is taken directly from the published webpages for each meeting.

All the Cards since June 20

As well as providing the racecards in CSV format for our Subscribers, we have now made it possible to download all the CSV files from June 1st 2020 to the present day. Simply take out a Subscription to be able to obtain this great historical data source.

Daily Racecard CSV File Explained

Here is the details of the raceard CSV Files. We concentrate on this first image. The columns of data for each horse are the race conditions.

CSV Racecards Races
Racecard CSV File Race Details
  1. Id                 Each runner is given an ID number
  2. RaceID       For every race this is the unique ID on each day
  3. Course      The racecourse of the race
  4. Time           A time the race is scheduled to start
  5. Dist             The distance in Miles, Furlongs and Yards
  6. RaceDesc The name of race known by its description
  7. Class          Class of the race, 1 being highest and 7 the lowest
  8.  Age            The age range that a race maybe restricted to
  9. Value          The prize money for winner in the local currency
  10. Going          The ground conditions as announced
  11. Run              Number of horses to run in the race

Now the second half of the file, which covers complete details for the runners.

Racecard CSV File Horse Details
  1. No           Each horse card number
  2. Draw      The starting stall number for each horse when used
  3. Form      The latest form figures, right hand side being most recent
  4. Horse    Horses name
  5. Days      Days since last ran Flat or Jumps
  6. CDB       Course & Distance, or Distance, or Course Winner letters. Plus a Beaten Favourite is noted here.
  7. Age        How old each horse is
  8. Weight  The weight that the horse is set to carry. Stones (hyphen) Pounds
  9. Aid         Any aids, such as blinkers and if first time noted here
  10. Trainer  The horses trainer
  11. Jockey  Who will be riding the horse
  12. Allow     Any allowance the rider can claim, is shown in pounds
  13. OR         The official handicap rating where one is provided
  14. BR2       The RacingFormBook Class rating, best figure from last 2 races adjusted for weight being carried
  15. BR3       The RacingFormBook Class rating, best figure from last 3 races adjusted for weight being carried
  16. BRY       The RacingFormBook Class rating, best figure form last 12 months adjusted for weight being carried
  17. Odds    The betting forecast estimated starting price
  18. WtLbs  The Stones & Pounds combined as the total weight in pounds (Lbs)

Obtaining The Files and Summary

Please download a copy of the sample day we use as an example by clicking the button below. With Excel please be aware that Excel is not very good at importing CSV as it attempts to correct some columns to Date format.
A CSV needs importing into a spreadsheet. See this guide https://www.racingformbook.co.uk/sample/Importing_CSV_to_Excel.pdf

While that was a brief run through of the content by columns for the Daily Racecard CSV File. There is a lot more information about the RacingFormBook racecards themselves which we publish each day.

For the latest website racecards Click Daily Racecards and that will take you to them.

For an in depth review of the actual published racecards there is a 5 part series of articles, Click Racecards Explained.

These Daily Racecard CSV Files are available for and on each days racing.

We provide the files to our Subscribers as one of the services that they receive. To become a Subscriber or register as a member for Free then Click Membership Options.

There are not many places where you can obtain the days horse racing cards in a CSV format, so we hope that in providing them we can assist those looking for this information.

As always please send any comments or question to us via the Contact Us page or email support@racingformbook.com

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