Thoroughbred Racing Statistics
Analysis and Quantification
As noted above, we view the Secondary Handicapping Factors as those which are beyond the horse's control.
In other words in our view, any existing factor with the potential to impact the outcome of a race, if it can be quantified, and, if it is outside the horse's realm of control; then we classify that factor as a Secondary Handicapping Factor.
Moreover, there can be any number of secondary factors to rate from race to race, which must be quantified and accounted for; this is accomplished largely through applied statistical analysis techniques involving mathematical ratios.