Jockey & Trainer Statistics.

Welcome to my Jockey and Trainer Statistics site. I have been maintaining my own records of Jockey and Trainer performances for quite some time and have recently decided to make these statistics available to the punting community at large.

Jockeys in particular have a very large affect on your selection's winning chances. Even good jockeys can make a bad decision in the hustle and bustle of a race and such decisions can completely destroy any chance that your horse had of winning. Knowing which jockeys consistently pull the right (or wrong) reign can greatly improve your bottom line.

Trainer statistics are also an excellent tool when studying the form. Knowing which trainers have a good record preparing and placing their horses can assist when making those all important decisions on whether to back a horse on a given day.

Knowledge is Power.

The Punt is not a contest between the punter and the bookie. The Punt is a contest between punter and punter. Punters who arm themselves with the best knowledge generally end up in front.

Why Strike Rate is irrelevant for measuring Jockeys and Trainers

Strike rates do not take into account the ability of the horses that have been ridden or trained by the person in question. Jockey A might ride 10 favorites and only win on one of those, while Jockey B might ride 10 outsiders and only win on one as well. Strike rates would suggest that these two jockeys are equal. However if you evaluate the relative winning chances of each of their 10 horses, Jockey A would have been expected to win more races than Jockey B, and the fact that they have ridden the same number would suggest that Jockey B has been the more successful jockey in this short test period.

The A2E Measure

The A2E (or Actual-to-Winning) measure takes into account the ability of the horses being ridden or trained by the jockey or trainer in question. The Expected number of wins is calculated using the market price of their respective horses and compared to the actual number of winners ridden or trained.

An A2E measure of 100 means that the jockey or trainer has achieved the number of winners expected. It could be concluded that this jockey or trainer has a neutral effect on the horse's chances of winning.

An A2E measure greater than 100 means that the jockey or trainer has achieved more winners than expected. It could be argued that this person has a positive effect on the horse's chances of winning.

An A2E measure less than 100 means that the jockey or trainer has achieved less winners than expected. I tend to avoid jockeys and trainers with A2E values markedly below 100 as these have shown that they have a negative influence on the horse's chances of winning.

Please Register

To access my Jockey and Trainer statistics, you must first register. You will be emailed a password and you may then login to access the data.

Good Luck on the Punt,
Chris.


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