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Equibase is the official information source for U.S. thoroughbred horse racing.
Equibase Mobile is available for FREE on Android, iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.
Get thoroughbred horse racing results for the current day and the previous day.
Detailed results for every U.S. race, order of finish and payoff information.
Complete U.S. racing schedule. Quick access to all opening and closing dates.
Equibase was established in 1990 as a subsidiary of The Jockey Club and the TRA. The site was set up to provide racing enthusiasts a way in which they could track a host of data and information from races within North America. The site brings in information from all the major race meetings across the country and collates into one massive encyclopaedia type website.
The company, like many, have managed to stay up to date with technological advancements, none bigger than their delve into the world of mobile applications. There site is now available for free from their mobile app of which turns out to be one of the most comprehensive that we have come across.
This review of the Equibase app will look at how well the app performs and if it does their already brilliant website the justice it deserves.
After opening up the app you are greeted with a welcome screen that’s also known as the entries page. This page allows you to choose the race information you want select from the current, previous and next day’s racing. Three days either way is all that you can choose to start with. However, along the bottom of the app you can select the results, changes, schedule and more information tabs, of which we will discuss each at length later in this review.
After selecting your day you then get a breakdown of every meeting that day. This includes the name of the meeting, and where abouts within the US tits taking place. There is also a handy refresh button that is available on each page to make sure the information you are looking at is bang up to date; a feature that we think is massively important when it comes to mobile apps of any kind.
After selecting your meeting you see each race in a list form with the purse, distance, ground and time of the start of the race. This page also includes a button called Handicapping Tools. This actually takes you away from the app and into your browser – although the page is mobile optimised –where you can see a whole host of additional information and items in which you can purchase to aid you in your selection. These are all member based products and can be purchased once logged in. Let’s take a look at some of these features now.
The first one is called TrackMaster Flashnet and it gives you information that includes ratings on each horses power, speed, class and pace. For each race it will show you how they fair against each other for each class and you can even sort each class between race summary, top ratings, horse records, combo stats, PP data, trainer stats and sire stats. It’s a quality piece of kit and if you are more of a novice bettor looking for something that will aid you in making better decisions based on hard facts, then this will be a fantastic investment.
Fast Sheets are the next aspect to this section and they include information front runners, alternators, stalkers, trailer sheets and basically include handicapping reports which analyse pace scenarios and ratings. This are similar to the predictors which some racing apps include, but they seem to go into a little more detail to come up with horses that will have the best chances.
The Turf Club Analyst is basically a betting tipster, but computerised. The computer takes a ton of information based on a number of variables, but also takes into account the current trading price for that horse –something that we have found to be unique – and then fires out which horses offer the best value for your buck. It even tells you which market to bet on between the win, exotic and place markets and it’s not afraid to inform you to leave a race well alone if it doesn’t think it provides any value.
The Walker Group seems to offer a similar level of information as to that of the TrackMaster Flashnet, but it claims it uses more detailed algorithms to come up with its theories and picks. Whilst this may be true, it does cost more money than the above, so it’s worth bearing this in mind.
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We don’t actually have any hard facts or information as to how well these sections of the app perform. They all cost money – ranging from $2 to $12 – but they do offer an absolute ton of information. Depending on what stage of horse racing betting you are at will likely depend on which feature will work best for you. Luckily they do have free demos for you to take a close look so we would highly recommend in doing so.
As we head back to the app proper we find ourselves entering the first of our race cards. The race cards look massively detailed, which we have come to expect from this app. First up you get to see a little more information on that race such as age of horses, purse and distance of race. Below that we get our horses and then information including jockey, post potions, colour, number, current price, trainer and owner. Each horse in this section is also ‘clickable’ where you can go and see more on that horse. This includes who the horses parents/relatives are, breeder, racing summary and earnings.
But, the most interesting part of the race card comes in the form of a button called Entries Plus. This sends you off into a section that includes stats galore. The first part is the bar charts on offer that can be flicked between starts, earnings, average earning per start and wins, and is compared for each horse so you can see which fairs best for each.
Snapshot is the next section that includes information which you can add or remove to a compressive table of each horse. This can include program number, morning line odds, horse name, days off, starts, wins, win percentage, earnings, earnings per start and finish/last start. It’s a brilliant way to compare each horse and is a must for any serious bettor of horse racing. This information can also be shown in colour charts and line graphs to get an even better understanding for each.
The results tab at the bottom of the app allows you to find, obviously, the results of races within the last seven days. Once you’ve selected your meeting and then race you get into the card for that race. This includes information on the result of every horse and where they finished, the pay-outs, pay-outs from other wagers such as triactor, exactor, quinella and superfecta, a viude race replay (requires an account) and also the result chart.
The results chart could be a feature in itself. It is just so detailed and includes a staggering amount of information that normally you just don’t see for every day racing. It has an overview of all the above information as well as out each horse’s winnings, weights times, splits, winning distances and footnotes on that race to see how it went down.
The Equibase app is, in a word, mind-blowing! It is massive and the information that is on there is just incredible. It’s easily the best we have come across for North American horse racing fanatics and will suit every type of bettor.
The information that take from the app can be as much or as small as you like. We can absolutely see why professional bettors rave so much about this app as it just has everything you could possibly need to make better, more informed decisions about your bets.
The Entries Plus section was without doubt the standout part of the app and whilst it was this that required you to spend a little bit of money, it would totally be worth it in our opinion. This sort of information would take months or even years to compile manually and the hours you would need to put in to make a database like this wouldn’t even be worth thinking about.
As you have probably guessed, we like this app, a lot! It’s free for the most part and we see no reason why every bettor, whether casual or professional, shouldn’t have this tool at their disposal.