What does BM stand for in horse racing?

Benchmark races are handicap races based on ratings that are open to every horse and have no restrictions. These races are advantageous for open horses no longer competitive in that grade to drop back against restricted class horses.

What is a benchmark 78 race?

In simple terms, a benchmark race is open to all horses. The weights assigned to each entry relate to the benchmark rating assigned to the race. In a BENCHMARK 78 race all horses can enter. A horse rated 78 will receive 60kg. A horse.

What does class 1 mean in horse racing?

A Class 1 race is restricted to horses that have not won more than one race and the same goes for each of the other classes through to Class 6 which are restricted to horses that have not won more than six races.

What is the highest benchmark in horse racing?

In a Benchmark 70 race, this horse would normally be allotted 57kg. However, in this instance the Benchmark 68 horse, as the highest Benchmark runner, is allotted 58kg in accordance with the minimum topweight requirement and the race is adjusted downwards to become a Benchmark 68 Handicap.

What is a quality horse race?

Quality races are handicap races where the maximum weight that a horse will carry is set at 61 kilograms and the minimum weight is set at 52 kilograms (this may vary marginally depending on where the race is being held within Australia).

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What is a Grade 3 race?

Grade 3 – Open handicap races where the weight a horse carries is determined by the horse’s handicap rating. Listed Races – Not as high quality as the graded races but still recognised as being high quality races due to the runners involved.

What does V mean in horse racing results?

S – slipped up. U – unseated rider. V – void race. Live coverage. ATR – At The Races.

What does a s mean in horse racing?

S – the horse slipped up. HR – the horse hit the rails. L – the horse was left at the start and did not compete meaningfully in the race. O – the horse ran outside of the designated race course. C – the horse was carried out, i.e. forced off the designated course by another horse.