We had a few questions yesterday asking how we find horses that are wearing headgear for the first time.
I use Horse Race Base, in their Daily Cards section there is a Shortcuts link where they list a whole host of shortcuts, one of which is 1st Time Headgear.
If you’re not a Horse Race Base user then there are other places to find these horses.
In the Racing Post race cards there is a letter after the horses name that indicates the use of headgear.
e/s = eyeshield
h = hood
t = tongue-strap
p = sheepskin cheekpieces.
A superior 1 denotes 1st time headgear
Here’s an example from today of a horse wearing a Visor for the first time…
At the Sporting Life it’s the same format but the indicator is located after the horse’s weight…
But probably the best free way to find these horses is to use the Sporting Life’ Today’s Pointers page which you can find in the left hand menu of the racing section.
Or go direct using this link http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/pointers
On this page they have a section for horses wearing Blinkers for the first time and also a Cheekpieces section, which lists all horses wearing cheekpieces and you can find first timers by looking for the 1 after the ‘p’.
Finally for today there is a useful page on the Racing Post that explains how to read the racecard.
Here’s the link http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards/help.sd
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