The Geegeez Racecards…

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As of the end of February 2014, there are now numerous new – and very cool – features within the geegeez racecards. Below is a video which explains how the main features work. It’s well worth a watch.

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The New Geegeez Racecards

Beneath the video, I’ve highlighted a few key features as a short cut, in case you can’t have sound on just now (say, for example, if you’re in the office!!). If you’re interested in a specific element, move the video along to that point, as follows:

Race card (horse/trainer/jockey inline form, comments, breeding, head to head) – 00:30
Full Form Filters (splice a horse’s form by any combination of relevant factors) – 03:45
Race Analysis Report (the hugely popular ‘traffic light’ profiling tool) – 05:40
Pace Profiler (identify the likely pace of the race, front-runners, well/badly drawn horses, etc) – 07:00
Odds Comparison (go straight to the best odds for your fancy) – 10:00
Report Suite (Horses for Courses, ‘Best Of’, 4 x Trainer Reports, Head to Head) – 10:38
Tracker (add your favourite horses, trainers and jockeys and see them flagged on the card) – 14:15

 

The key features are under the various tabs.

The Cards Tab

On the ‘Cards’ tab, you can view the horse’s last six runs by clicking the little horse icon by its name. The jockey and trainer performance since 2009 can also be seen by clicking their little icons.

 

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To move around the day’s racing, use the Race Selector dropdown or, to move to another race on the same card, just click the race time.

When you’ve found your idea of the winner, click the odds or the Bet button to be sent directly to the best odds bookie site; and/or click the Tip button to tip that horse in our prize tipping league, where you can win hundreds in prizes each month.

The cards also now include icons linking to Spotlight horse comments; breeding analysis; and a full head-to-head breakdown of each horse’s performance against today’s rivals.

 

The Race Analysis tab

Moving to the Race Analysis tab, this is where the really clever stuff starts. Here, you can see at-a-glance which horses are most suited to today’s conditions. Using this form overview tool, it’s possible to preview a whole meeting in less than a minute! :)

 

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NB Since I recorded that snapshot, we’ve added rating info in blue on the right hand end. The columns T, L and D denote the following:

Ratings are as follows:
T – today’s official rating
L – last winning official rating
D – difference between today’s official rating and the horse’s last official winning rating (when the horse has won having been officially rated)

 

If you’d like a more in depth review of the form, no problem (I do too!).

 

The Full Form tab

Just click the Full Form tab. From here, you can drill down into the form of the horses, trainers and jockeys in the race. Using the exclusive form filters, you’ll be able to see only runs for this course, distance, class, going, jockey… or any combination thereof.

You can also filter solely on wins, or wins and places; and you can review any specific year back to 2009. This is a very, very powerful profiling tool, and it’s well worth taking ten minutes to get to know.

 

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And that’s where we’re at just now. As you can see, they’re pretty fricking cool!

Currently in development is a Best Odds Comparison tab, and a Pace Analysis tab. I hope these will be ready before the end of September, but time will tell.

 

Known Issues

Now, there are one or two known issues currently. Please be aware of these as you’re working round the cards.

Firstly, sometimes the page will take a moment to load. This is something we’re monitoring and is to do with how it accesses the database (blah, blah, etc etc). Anyway, if this does happen, please wait for a moment (say, five seconds or so). If still no response, refresh the page.

Occasionally, when navigating the full form, you’ll see the word ‘null’ appear for trainer, jockey and owner. If this happens, also hit your refresh button.

Finally, sometimes the page actually fails to load even after refresh. This is not very often but it does happen and, when it does, you’ll need to close the window and start again.

Clearly, these are annoyances, and we are working on them. But I hope that the flexibility and time-saving value of the tools will more than justify your tolerance when things go a bit skew whiff.

IMPORTANT – I’m aware of a current issue with Internet Explorer. Please use another browser (Firefox or Chrome for PC users) to access the cards.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Get cracking! Here’s the link:

Racecards

Why not add it to your favourites?

Matt

p.s. If there’s a feature you’d be interested in, please do leave a comment below and let us know. We’ll do our best to add the stuff that you ask for the most. That’s the kind of guys we are ;)

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87 Responses to The Geegeez Racecards…

  1. so far top notch found some great outsiders – keep up the good work

    garthb
    September 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

  2. Absolutely love the cards, have a question though,
    Would it be possible to add a column showing the best RPR of each horse at the distance of the the race?

    Ted Major
    September 16, 2013 at 10:14 am

  3. Matt, this is great stuff! And very easy to use. Well done, and many thanks!

    Jimbo
    September 16, 2013 at 10:22 am

  4. great work Matt checked it out last week at Donny, had a quick look today and Mekong River in the 17.15 at Listowel stands out as being worthy of an interest at 9/4 in what appears a tough race. martin

    martin
    September 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

  5. Tremendous, Matt. I can only imagine how much work you’ve put in to deliver this. Thanks again

    Nigel
    September 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

  6. This is an amazing resource Matt. I have been using the cards for a while and they helped me find three good winners in Ireland yesterday – so easy to use and saves having to wade through the form books if time doesn’t allow. Thank you and I’m sure you’ll get lots of support for this and suggestions for further enhancements. Mark J

    Mark J
    September 16, 2013 at 10:46 am

  7. WOW

    Frank Magill
    September 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

  8. I’ve had a quick look at your new race cards and I must say they look great for narrowing down the field.It is good that you can compare all the runners at the same time.Thanks Matt I shall definitely be using them on a regular basis.

    Martin
    September 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

  9. Brill mate you are the only guy who’s emails I read every day I think you are a genuine enthusiast Slinny

    Alan Slinn
    September 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

  10. terrific job matt – you will be the talk of racing soon

    phill
    September 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

  11. Top of its class…Looks good, easy to use, powerful form tool to assess trainer, jockey and horse form…can’t really ask for more…a huge thank you!

    Maybe for the future a course type/constitution tab could be added to Race Analysis Tabs, to assess how horses perform on differing types of tracks (undulating, flat, minor undulations, LH, RH or Str). Just a thought…and once again the RARs are simply fantastic!

    Martin

    dolphin68
    September 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

  12. Superb Matt, I am very excited about the Pace Analysis tool.
    What I really like about these is the ease at which you can get a feel for how competitive a race is – and it becomes clear quite quickly what races to avoid or treat with caution!

    josh

    Ps – if coping with new mark, Dr Irv looks a good bet in the 3.10 Muss!.

    ynwajim
    September 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

  13. Excellent source of information. Need to play around with to get the full benefits. Only constructive criticism, is that I would like the red to be brighter than the orange in the Race Analysis page, as on some computers it is not easy to pick out on first glances. Maybe just me?

    Graham
    September 16, 2013 at 11:19 am

    • Not just you, Graham. We’ve actually spent a bit of time trying out different hues and fonts!

      We decided that because amber is more important than red (i.e. amber highlights a horse with some form, red generally shows a horse with none), that we’d emphasise orange over red.

      Hope that makes sense,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      September 16, 2013 at 11:25 am

  14. I’ve found the cards really useful so far, particularly in either confirming my thoughts about a runner or giving me pause for thought – the race analysis function is excellent for this.

    I’d love to see more features around handicap marks. Ideally, it would be so helpful to see the last winning handcap mark and highest winning handicap mark for each horse, or to make life even easier an indication of how much higher or lower they currently are from those marks, if that makes sense.

    Anyway, thank you for a great tool that offers something genuinely different from the norm.

    Steve
    September 16, 2013 at 11:52 am

    • Hi Steve

      You’re in luck. Comparison with last winning mark is pending – should be in by end of month, maybe sooner, and it will live in that nice space on the RAR that you can see currently. :)

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      September 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      • Fantastic news – I was hoping you’d say that!

        Steve
        September 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  15. Superb, Matt. I’ll be using this today at Musselburgh. Your hard work on this does you credit and I applaud your efforts.

    William.

    William
    September 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  16. This is brilliant matt,,,,,,well done am so looking forward to using this in my form study…cheers james

    james harley
    September 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  17. Hi Matt in the filter section a handicap and a non handicap button would be nice, otherwise very good and the things you are going to add will make them pretty unique race cards.

    Richard
    September 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  18. Hi Matt my apologies I have found the handicap filter I’m on my iPhone so not as much vision that’s my excuse anyway

    Richard
    September 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  19. fantastic Matt.the boys from the racing post will be paying you a visit lol

    racingmadwilliam
    September 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  20. Great stuff. Thnks very much.

    Mike Dixon
    September 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  21. Brilliant stuff Matt, terrific well done! many thanks Paul

    Paul Williamson
    September 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  22. Hi Matt fantastic tool thanks for this. One point it’s nice to know if horse is front running, hold up type etc Regards Alan

    alan
    September 16, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  23. Amazing detail,Matt.You would normally have to pay a fortune to have all that data on your screen! Thanks as always,Ray

    Ray
    September 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  24. Terrific stuff Matt, very innovative and exciting race cards! Will there be the opportunity in the future to see the racecards for the following day at all?

    Roy
    September 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm

  25. khajaaly ran a nice race for 3rd place chas

    chas
    September 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  26. Many thanks Matt, this site just gets better and better, just when you think its at its peak you pull out another diamond. great stuff.

    Gary
    September 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

  27. not one negative comment,must be very exciting for you Matt – excellent

    trev
    September 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    • Hi Trev

      It’s great that people can get stuck into it straight away. And what’s REALLY cool is that almost all the extras requested are in development!

      Specifically, we’ll have last winning rating comparison on the Race Analysis tab; we’ll have a pace analysis tab; and we’ll have tomorrow’s cards available in late afternoon.

      Can’t wait to share those with people very soon!

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      September 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  28. just had a quick look ,looks very good is there any way you could do speed ratings on here as well

    stan
    September 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

  29. hi matt brilliant tool off work today so used it to have a go on placepot at muss and got a £1 line up .
    cheers mate
    jeff

    jeff
    September 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  30. Hi Matt, you’ve done it again haven’t you, excellent site. It’s good to have it all there at
    your fingertips, well done , really looking forward to using it.
    Pete.

    pete new
    September 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

  31. hi matt looked at your new Racecards BRILLIANT.
    Cheers
    Nick

    nick harvey
    September 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  32. Unbelievable! Just brilliant. Really admire all the thought and attention you have put into this Matt. It really shows. And to make it open access. Wow.

    Michael
    September 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm

  33. superb,really helps to cut down the study time which is all important with the volume of racing these days…well done Matt

    paul
    September 20, 2013 at 9:50 pm

  34. Excellent and easy to read race info. Very useful tool. I too cannot wait for the pace rating addition. First class job, Well done. Matt. Dave.

    David W. Mayger
    September 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

  35. Great day yesterday, Friday. Is this the Holy Grail? Excellent analysis.
    Thanks Matt.
    Brian

    Brian Farrow
    September 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

    • As Monty Python might have said, it’s not the holy grail, it’s a very naughty report!

      We’ve had a flying start, but let’s stay real and sensible. A lot of things went our way yesterday. They won’t normally be so unhindered by happenstance. But we should have some fun along the way. :)

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      September 21, 2013 at 9:55 am

  36. I was looking at to days results and again a lot of big priced winners came in with a
    Zero at the end of the ratings IE 139 139 0 but I could only find 4 during the morning
    can you explain the reason?.
    Bob.

    Robert Day
    October 13, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    • Hi Robert,

      Yes, currently the rating is updated AFTER the race, so the winner should always have the same T and L after racing. We are in fact amending the code here so that in future the rating is NOT updated after the race.

      Hope that makes sense,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      October 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm

  37. That’s fine Matt, with ratings that good we will all be stacking it high in the bank,
    poor old Bookies who cares.
    Bob.

    Robert Day
    October 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

  38. Can’t wait for the rest of the features to be added. I’ll be cancelling my subscription to a particular form research tool and paying my few quid to this all new singing and dancing form tool; I’ve had some decent wins upto now using the rars. Congratulations matt on a superb form tool which can only improve the more that you add to it.

    yorky41
    November 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    • Thanks Yorky. We’ve a fair bit in the pipeline, and hopefully all of the features will be easy to use, and profitable to follow!

      Best,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      November 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  39. excellent stuff being using since day one and another 8pts up today really confident in finding a couple of good priced winners every day/other day and i still am a novice racing fan!!

    gareth
    November 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm

  40. Hi Matt

    Great Job, thanks

    Matt in the Race Analysis where the columns under RATING (Blue)

    What does (T,L,D) mean

    Thanks

    MH

    MHols
    November 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

    • Hi,
      It’s T – Today’s handicap rating, L – Last winning handicap rating, D – Difference between today and that last winning rating.

      Chris

      Chris Worrall
      November 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  41. Cheer Chris

    MHols
    November 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm

  42. Hi Matt
    The page just will not load. Tried at various times today and wont have it. Any help thx

    coxy21
    November 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    • Hi Coxy

      Suspect you might be using Internet Explorer, which can be temperamental. I’m afraid the suggestion is to install Google Chrome, a most reliable (usually!) web browser. Here’s a link if you want to do that: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      November 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  43. Matt,
    Thanks for all this. Brilliant !!

    adrian
    November 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    • You’re welcome, Adrian. Very glad you like it. :)

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      November 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  44. hi, these cards are great,found some great winners already,is it possible to access old cards?

    gary
    December 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    • Hi Gary

      Thanks, glad you like them. It will be possible to access old cards soon, via a search function. We’re working on that at the moment.

      Best,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      December 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  45. just to say staring to get the hang of them love that extra touch with LTD
    very generous Matt.

    stjovite
    December 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

    • Thanks StJovite, Really pleased you’re enjoying them,

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      December 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

  46. I have never had so many winners, its brilliant.I think you mentioned you were trying to get the next days cards on screen before 5pm the previous day
    Will that still happen ? I cant access a computer at work, will be handy to pick selections the night before.
    Best christmas wishes to you your wife and little anklebiter

    ziderman57
    December 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  47. I’v e just started using the racecards and I think the different tools are really a great help picking
    winners thanks it must have taken a lot of hard work
    stanley48

    stanley48
    December 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  48. Finally got into your excellant new site Matt.I puta bet on Slipper yesterday but oh dear .As you know I remember ADO and company and wish you well with your new signing.What was the name of the very first Gee Gees syndicate horse ?

    Regards
    David

    David Bowles
    December 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    • Hi David

      Yes, I still haven’t spoken to the trainer about what happened there. Suffice it to say, what was expected and what happened were not very well aligned.

      First geegeez syndicate horse was called Obvious.

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      December 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

  49. Just a question….will it be possible to export the ratings in future…as I always prefer to keep a Hard copy….cheers

    celine5
    January 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

    • There are no ‘geegeez’ ratings. These are the official ratings from the British Horseracing Association handicappers. If you mean, will it be possible to print off the race cards in the future, then that’s a ‘definitely maybe’.

      Best,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      January 1, 2014 at 11:10 am

  50. Sorry maybe I shouldn’t have said ratings…what I meant was to export Race analysis & Pace analysis….hard copies of data are very important to me….so that I can check for future systems/trends

    celine5
    January 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    • I see. No plans to do that I’m afraid, though you can review previous races from the full form, and the past RAR’s etc are there too.

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      January 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

  51. Shame…..sorry but I need something..that I can add to each day for further analysis…as I work and am not always around to study on the day

    celine5
    January 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  52. Hi Matt, the new reports look immense and I hope will prove a valuable addition to my arsenal to finding winners. Could I ask is there any plans to consider a daily report which would show horses dropping in class or grade. I have found this to be a very interesting angle and have found winners on the flat and over jumps at 16-1. I do not back everything dropping in class, you have to consider its chance but its a definite way into a race.

    Paulie65
    January 3, 2014 at 10:38 am

    • Hi Paulie65

      That’s a good idea. There’s no plan currently to do that, but we’ll add it to the ‘possible’ list. At the moment, that’s all on hold. But this is something which I think would add value, so will definitely consider it.

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      January 3, 2014 at 10:59 am

  53. Hi Matt new reports look good, do you have plans to add a 7 day trainer form?
    I understand you are very busy but would it be possible to have a Q&A forum as I have a couple of questions which have been puzzling me.
    In September there was a 7 runner 2yo race in which 6 of the runners were reported to have been born on the 1st of Jan I thought this to highly unlikely and was chatting to someone regarding this they said that foals born in Dec would be given a birth date as Jan 1st do you know if this is the case?
    I have noticed that the man with the white flag raises it before all the horses are in the stalls and the commentator confirms this, I always thought this meant that they were under orders and if a horse didn’t run you lost your money, how can it be right that a horse is deemed to be under orders when it hasn’t entered the stalls. If this isn’t the reason for the flag what is it’s purpose?
    martin

    emvebe
    January 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    • Hi Martin

      No plans for a forum. Tried it, and but it didn’t really work very well.

      All horses born in Northern Hemisphere share a birthday of January 1st. In other words, all horses age one year on Jan 1st, irrespective of foaling date. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is July 1st.

      The white flag means ‘prepare for a start’. Nothing more or less. There is no correlation between this and a horse being ‘under starter’s orders’.

      Matt

      p.s. google is your friend. You can find the answer to these, and most other, questions by querying google :)

      Matt Bisogno
      January 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

  54. Hi Matt thank you for your reply it must just have been a coincidence that 6 runners were born on the same day and the other one in March.
    martin

    emvebe
    January 4, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    • Martin

      To clarify, all Northern hemisphere horses have an OFFICIAL birthday of January 1st. They can be born any time from late December to May, though normally February to April.

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      January 4, 2014 at 5:16 pm

  55. Are you still having problems with trainer/track stats ? everything else loading except those ?
    Phill

    ziderman57
    January 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    • Hi Phil,

      Which part of the racecard are you experiencing difficulties with?

      Chris

      Chris Worrall
      January 8, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    • All fixed, now!

      Chris Worrall
      January 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  56. Hi Chris,
    I’m getting no response from clicking on ‘Trainer Stats’, ‘Best Of’ or ‘Horses For Courses’, although they were working fine yesterday. The ‘How to use these cards’ is working and opens a new tab. Any words of wisdom?

    Paul

    LabMaster
    January 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    • Hi LabMaster

      There is an issue – being investigated urgently – on this. We hope to get it fixed tonight. Very frustrating but these teething troubles do happen (alas).

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      January 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

      • Thanks Matt, but shouldn’t you be enjoying the sun and sangria? Paul

        LabMaster
        January 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

        • I am. But I’m also very keen to get the website kit and kaboodle doing what it should be. (And I may have minor workaholic tendencies ;-)

          Matt

          Matt Bisogno
          January 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm

  57. Mat, how do I interpret the ratings on the analysis page

    memomaron
    January 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm

  58. Hi Matt,

    Trainer Stats; Best Of and Horses for Courses all show windows with no data in chrome and firefox today.

    Trainer Stats is proving quite profitable at present so hope it can be fixed soon.

    Paul

    LabMaster
    February 5, 2014 at 9:03 am

    • Hi LabMaster

      Really sorry for this – we’re investigating urgently. Hope to get a fix in today.

      Best Regards,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      February 5, 2014 at 9:41 am

  59. I’ve been paper trading for my Dutch betting and the tools are helping me find some nice priced winners, at last I’ve found something that works!
    Just signed up for gold subscription I’m sold, keep up the good work

    Kermit
    February 13, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    • Thanks Kermit – that’s great to hear. They’re certainly excellent tools to narrow the field and often identify value against the top of the market.

      Best,
      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      February 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

  60. Hi Matt. Any plans to have drop down boxes for the fields ‘class’ & ‘distance’ as you have for ‘going’ and ‘field size’? For e.g. A horse may have no runs over 2m 3f, but may have lots of runs over 2m 4f. It would be handy to be able to check this from the ‘Race Analysis’ tab rather than checking the ‘Full Form Filter’.

    Keep up the good work, cheers.

    goodfella
    February 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    • Not at the moment, goodfella, though that is an interesting idea, and I’ve asked my man for something similar recently (in the last ten minutes!!) in relation to another idea.

      Will see what happens…

      Matt

      Matt Bisogno
      February 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm