Dosage: Pedigree & Performance
Performance Figures (PFs)The sections listed below present Performance Figures (PFs) for the top three finishers in graded stakes races arranged chronologically. The figures are based on a combination of fractional and final times converted into a single number. They represent performance integrated over the entire race. In that sense, they differ from conventional speed figures which rely only on the final time. For this methodology, the entire pace line of a race is converted to a performance figure, and it is compared to the number for the class-par pace line or, occasionally, a projected pace line. All pars are adjusted for age, distance, sex, and time of year. Variants are then calculated in the normal way. On the scale, a figure of "0" is the standard for an older male $10,000 claimer. At the top tracks, pars for older males are -77 for a Grade 1, -66 for a Grade 2, and -62 for a Grade 3. Pars for older females are -65 for a Grade 1, -54 for a Grade 2, and -50 for a Grade 3. Pars for younger horses will vary throughout the year. For example, par for the Kentucky Derby (in May) is -57 while par for the Belmont Stakes (in June) is -60. The lower the number (i.e., the more negative), the higher the level of performance. Beaten lengths calculations are as follows: 7 points per length at less than six furlongs; 5 points per length between a seven furlongs and a mile; 4 points per length between a mile and forty yards and nine and one-half furlongs; 3 1/2 points per length at ten furlongs; and 3 points per length at greater than ten furlongs.
Note: Individual horses may be found through a text search. Horses may also be found through the PF Search page.