What is Thoro-Graph?
Thoro-Graph publishes accurate performance figures (aka Speed Figures
or Speed Ratings) on a graph along with jockey, trainer, and pedigree
profiles, and our groundbreaking Thoro-Patterns.
Thoro-Graph provides high-tech management services to owners and
trainers and manages Graph Racing.
How much does it cost?
From Complete Menu of ALL Thoro-Graph Products - Thoro-Graph Data (excluding Race Shapes) costs $25 for the 1st product, $20 for the second,
and $15 for each additional product up to $120 daily maximum. Individual
races are $5 with a "Buy 9 for the price of 5 Create-A-Card" discount. (Note: To receive the discount, you must purchase the 9 races in one transaction. e.g. You cannot purchase 5 then come back later in the day and purchase 4 more.) The
discount will be reflected AFTER you select the 9th individual race. Race Shapes are a Flat Fee of $5.
From Simulcast Book Menu of Thoro-Quick, Analysis, and Race Shapes - Quicks are $10 for major tracks, $5 for minor tracks, Analysis is $10, and Race Shapes are $5. There is a $50 minimum purchase per race day from the simulcast menu. Once you reach the $50 minimum, you may return later to download additional products at the discounted Simulcast Book pricing.
There was a cancellation. Do I receive a refund?
Yes. Automatically, we pull out all the transactions for any track(s)
that cancels for whatever reason. However, if a track runs some of
the races before cancelling, we will often pro-rate
the refund. Please do not call the office unless your refund has
not been credited within 2 business days.
I downloaded the wrong race. Do I get a refund?
You're not alone if you download a race from the wrong day or the wrong
track or past posttime. Please contact us immediately. If the race(s)
have yet to be run, and this occurs during our regular office hours,
we can probably email you the correct race(s) right away without you
having to download them. This will also save the bother of dealing
Why is Thoro-Graph so expensive?
The cost of gathering information requires many man-hours of
work by on-track observers and office personnel. We have four variant
makers, a half dozen support staff, and about a dozen on-track observers.
Every piece of data is checked and rechecked. To prevent something as
simple as a typo of a final variant, we triple-check every figure before
it is printed.
What is a "sheet"?
A sheet is the term used for the page containing
the figures and other data for each horse. Samples are
available on the Introduction page.
What is Thoro-Quick?
Thoro-Quick is a condensed, graphical version of the full sheets with
selected statistics.. Samples are available on the Introduction page. There
are three horses per page.
What is Mini-Quick?
Mini-Quick is a condensed, non-graphical version. They contain the figures
and running lines. There are no statistics. An entire card is usually
contained in 8-12 pages.
What are Race Shapes?
We have taken the first quarter mile run by every horse in their recent
races, and adjusted each horse’s time for track speed, wind, weight, carried,
and ground loss, if any. We then gather the data for all the horses running on
a race card, and further adjust those times based on the recent speed of the
track they are running over today. The resulting adjusted quarter times give
the handicapper the ability to form an idea of the early speed of each horse,
and the early pace of each race.
Using each horse’s last three
adjusted times, we have come up with an average quarter mile time for each
horse, and put those times on a graph for each race.
What do the figures mean?
Each figure (aka number) represents a performance rating
calculated by using the time of the race, beaten lengths (a proprietary
formula different than generally used), ground lost or saved, weight
carried, and the effect wind may or may not have had on the time of
the race. The final figure is manually adjusted with a carefully crafted
track variant. The lower the number the better the race. With few exceptions,
there will be a figure for every race a horse has run past the four
Why is there a box instead of a figure?
There are several reasons there may not be a figure.
1) The horse is a "wheel-back" and we haven't had an opportunity to make
his last number.
2) The horse raced outside North America and we don't have enough data
to make a figure.
3) In some cases, especially early 2YO races, there's not enough data
to make a solid figure. Unlike some of our competition, we're more
comfortable leaving a race blank rather than guessing based on unsound
How is Thoro-Graph different from the competition?
The process from company to company in formulating raw performance
figures is remarkably similar. However, the way the raw figures are
crafted into the final figures you rely upon are radically different.
We believe each race on a card is a separate event and variants cannot
be guessed by using data from surrounding races or days. Tracks change
speed from one race to the next even if there isn't an apparent change
in weather conditions. One turn races and routes of two or more turns
cannot be tied together blindly by a common variant.
Why am I having downloading problems?
There's no easy answer to this question, but there's
usually a simple solution. One of the most common problems is the message "Can't
Decrypt Document" You MUST download
the latest version of Adobe
Acrobat from here.
If you get a blank screen, it's usually for one of two probable
reasons AND the fact you are trying to open the file directly from our website.
One problem is caused by known bugs in older versions of Acrobat and Internet
Explorer. Upgrading either, or both, will help. The other reason is that your Internet
Cache may be full. It never hurts to clear your cache by going to your browser and clicking on Tools-->Internet
Options-->Delete Files (under Temporary Internet Files). In either
case, the best, immediate solution is to first SAVE the file to your hard disk
then open it in Acrobat. Internet Explorer and other browsers
offer you the option of opening or "launching" the file as soon as it's saved.
Apple OSX and the iPad have known compatibility issues
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