Short And Long Form Details In Racing?

Fancy a punt on the horse but want to know more? Sportbet's Thoroughbred Short Form Guide contains all the information you need to pick between a filly and a flop.

Short form will show the following information.

  • Best Bets Win Tip – This shows if the selection is in Best Bets 'Expert Tips'. If selection shows #1 it is their 'Win Tip', #2 or #3 for their place tip.
  • Expected Settling Position – This estimates where in the track the horse will settle in the run. If you swap to Long Form and look at the Speed Map you can see this visually.
  • Last Start – This shows when the horses last race was and how they went.

You can find the Short Form on a Horse by clicking on its name from an event page.

Important! It's available for Australian and New Zealand Races it's available on mobile only


Our Thoroughbred Long Form shows a detailed race-by-race history for all runners in races.

  • Career: Number of career starts, and the amount of win, second, and third places. This shows not just how successfully the horse has been but also how heavily it has been raced. In the above example, in 11 races 'Northern Revenge' has won none, came second in two and came third in three.
  • Track: the number of times this horse has raced on this track before - this statistic is more important for race tracks with distinctive features such as tight turns.
  • Distance: the horse's form over the same distance as this race - expressed as # starts: # 1st, #2nd, #3rd.
  • Good: the horse's form racing on track surfaces rated as Good.
  • Win %: percentage of wins from all starts.
  • Place %: percentage of places from all starts.
  • Prize Money: total prize money won by the horse in AUD.
  • 1st Up: the horse's form in the first race back after any breaks.
  • 2nd Up: the horse's form in the second race back after any breaks.
  • 3rd Up: the horse's form in the third race back after any breaks.

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