Daily Racecard CSV File

What's In The Daily Racecard CSV File

We cover each meeting from United Kingdom and Ireland to create 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. 


If you look at our racing results data files, you will see we have two formats in which they are available for download.  The Duo, which is in fact two files, then the Single File Format style. 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 covers all the most pertinent information around each race and is detailed below. Many of our customers find the CSV files an invaluable source as this was something they found time consuming in trying to create themselves. This leaves them free to concentrate in putting the information to their specific requirements.

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.

Racecard CSV Race Deatails
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 Horse Details
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. RTF%     The percentage of horses running to form (RPR) or better for the Trainer
  15. TS         The popular RPost Top Speed rating for each horse
  16. RPR      The popular RPost form rating figure
  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

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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