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Old 12-01-2022, 01:49 AM   #1
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hey guys, so I know some of you that don't use softwares but for me I do, how come it's important to get results the database in bris format? I mean, I could get the same thing for free from equibase right? This guy on reddit, he says all he uses is drf and equibase. Nothing else. Some people they don't even track their bets, they just throw it away after the race. I know its important to keep record of everything. Even in life too, sometimes I don't keep my IRS stuff but I know I should. Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2022, 06:22 AM   #2
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hey guys, so I know some of you that don't use softwares but for me I do, how come it's important to get results the database in bris format? I mean, I could get the same thing for free from equibase right? This guy on reddit, he says all he uses is drf and equibase. Nothing else. Some people they don't even track their bets, they just throw it away after the race. I know its important to keep record of everything. Even in life too, sometimes I don't keep my IRS stuff but I know I should. Thanks.
Equibase has free results that show odds for all horses, calls of the race, etc?
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Old 12-01-2022, 07:09 AM   #3
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Equibase has free results that show odds for all horses, calls of the race, etc?
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:44 PM   #4
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:55 PM   #5
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PDF charts?

Yep

https://www.equibase.com/premium/eqp...d=AQU&ctry=USA
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:56 PM   #6
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PDF charts?

yes, Equibase has - I think - just about everything free that you can get anywhere else - it's just in a different format and you have to click on more than one place to get it all

it could be argued that there are better speed figures than the ones offered by Equibase - I don't know about that

they don't have Pace figures

here is an example of their charts which I use by clicking on entries - then track - then race - then horse - then results - then the chart on the far right

here is an example of their charts which are very good imo - the first link gives you access to all the charts from one track on one race day

the 2nd link is an actual chart from that day




https://www.equibase.com/static/char...112722USA.html


https://www.equibase.com/premium/cha...22&cy=USA&rn=1



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Old 12-01-2022, 02:42 PM   #7
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Can they be copied & pasted?

The PDFs cannot be copied, as far as I can tell.

Would like to be wrong.
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Old 12-01-2022, 04:49 PM   #8
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Its coded and cannot be copied and pasted
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Old 12-01-2022, 05:31 PM   #9
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Scrape it

you can download them pdf file why copy and paste
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Scrape it

you can download them pdf file why copy and paste
To get it into a database as the original poster spoke of.

PS: Not scrapable.
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hey guys, so I know some of you that don't use softwares but for me I do, how come it's important to get results the database in bris format? I mean, I could get the same thing for free from equibase right? This guy on reddit, he says all he uses is drf and equibase. Nothing else. Some people they don't even track their bets, they just throw it away after the race. I know its important to keep record of everything. Even in life too, sometimes I don't keep my IRS stuff but I know I should. Thanks.
I use Bris 25 cent programmable Exotic Results Files. One click and I'm done entering results in my DB. The others mentioned here are not programmable.
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I use Bris 25 cent programmable Exotic Results Files. One click and I'm done entering results in my DB. The others mentioned here are not programmable.

I bought it as well, I do like that it shows the race shape and the style of runners but other than that I don't think it's worth the money. Only thing I need to program is the PP itself. Also, another thing is it doesn't give the notes just the outcome of the race. Kinda defeats the purpose of the results, I want to be able to see everything.
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Also, another thing is it doesn't give the notes just the outcome of the race. Kinda defeats the purpose of the results, I want to be able to see everything.
I suppose you can read the comments for horses on Equibase and/or watch replays but as far as programing that, you can't. You can just make notes or use Stable Alert.

For programing troubled horse trips, I use the Bris $1 data files and flag the "extended comments" for any trigger words such as "steadied" etc.
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