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The Best Horse Racing Barrier Position

Friday, 12 June 2020

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What is the best barrier position in horse racing

When it comes to horse racing, many punters and betting enthusiasts focus on the physical form and history of the horses in the field. This is wise, as a history of poor runs or previous injuries can prove detrimental to their investment. However, one variable that increases the overall uncertainty of each race is the barrier position of the horse. Does this matter? Does the barrier position of the horse affect their chances at all when the gun goes off? 

History of horse racing

Horse racing has been around since the dawn of time. While our ancestors have been equine-racing since ancient times, horse racing as we know it today has been operating since the 1700’s onwards, becoming an entertainment staple enjoyed by the general public ever since. Modern horse racing since then has utilised the current track we are familiar with today. 

This standard track is separated into up to 24 different barrier positions that line up at the beginning of the track and are numbered from 1-24 with lined segregation. barrier 1 is the innermost lane on the field with 24 being the outermost. Each horse is placed in an allotted barrier position at random before each race. 

The Best Barrier Position

While opinions may vary, there are some advantages and disadvantages that a horse may face depending on their barrier position. 

For example, the innermost lane often means that the horse will have to travel a shorter distance during the race, however, much of this will be at an angle as they will be undertaking sharper turns as they traverse the track. This may be cumbersome depending on the size and gait of the horse. In some regards a wider barrier closer to the centre may be more beneficial. 

This may also be affected by the type of track bias and the weather experienced, In some cases the inside is muddier or slippery making it more difficult to run on, and hence you can see fast lanes in the middle or out wide on the track. 

The horse’s temperament may also be an issue as a position in the centre may cause agitated horses to race aggressively or timidly with other horses closely around them, which can negatively impact performance.

All of these facets are often considered before each race using barrier position statistics to determine the likely outcome of success for a particular horse. For example, horses that are often known for being front runners will benefit from being positioned further in while a closer may perform better if positioned at a favourable central barrier. 

How will your horse perform?

While there’s no way to anticipate the barrier position of a favoured horse for a race, success can still be achieved by assessing the particular performance to be expected based on the horse’s barrier position and history. 

If you’re keen to see how a particular horse will perform to ensure your chances of success, get in touch with Winning Edge Investments today. We’ll help you with securing financial success through our patented method and formulas which have helped us secure the confidence of our rapidly growing client base. 

Get in touch with our team for more details on how Winning Edge Investments can help secure a better financial future for you!

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The Best Horse Racing Barrier Position

Friday, 12 June 2020

Share post on

What is the best barrier position in horse racing

When it comes to horse racing, many punters and betting enthusiasts focus on the physical form and history of the horses in the field. This is wise, as a history of poor runs or previous injuries can prove detrimental to their investment. However, one variable that increases the overall uncertainty of each race is the barrier position of the horse. Does this matter? Does the barrier position of the horse affect their chances at all when the gun goes off? 

History of horse racing

Horse racing has been around since the dawn of time. While our ancestors have been equine-racing since ancient times, horse racing as we know it today has been operating since the 1700’s onwards, becoming an entertainment staple enjoyed by the general public ever since. Modern horse racing since then has utilised the current track we are familiar with today. 

This standard track is separated into up to 24 different barrier positions that line up at the beginning of the track and are numbered from 1-24 with lined segregation. barrier 1 is the innermost lane on the field with 24 being the outermost. Each horse is placed in an allotted barrier position at random before each race. 

The Best Barrier Position

While opinions may vary, there are some advantages and disadvantages that a horse may face depending on their barrier position. 

For example, the innermost lane often means that the horse will have to travel a shorter distance during the race, however, much of this will be at an angle as they will be undertaking sharper turns as they traverse the track. This may be cumbersome depending on the size and gait of the horse. In some regards a wider barrier closer to the centre may be more beneficial. 

This may also be affected by the type of track bias and the weather experienced, In some cases the inside is muddier or slippery making it more difficult to run on, and hence you can see fast lanes in the middle or out wide on the track. 

The horse’s temperament may also be an issue as a position in the centre may cause agitated horses to race aggressively or timidly with other horses closely around them, which can negatively impact performance.

All of these facets are often considered before each race using barrier position statistics to determine the likely outcome of success for a particular horse. For example, horses that are often known for being front runners will benefit from being positioned further in while a closer may perform better if positioned at a favourable central barrier. 

How will your horse perform?

While there’s no way to anticipate the barrier position of a favoured horse for a race, success can still be achieved by assessing the particular performance to be expected based on the horse’s barrier position and history. 

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