Sectional Timing Made Simple

- how the big races were run

Confused about all the figures and fables generated into sectional timing data?
It doesn’t need to be.
Here’s a quick explanation.

The optimum way to expend energy is evenly.
Too much early, or too little early - both have a negative effect.
In a race it means an even pace should be best.

Many factors make that difficult to achieve.
Track undulations, false-rail configuration, hard or soft going are some of the things that matter.
Jockeyship, draw and positioning are other influences, often from split-second decisions.
So many factors to consider!

What we need is something that evens out all those influencing factors.
We do that by using average race times for a given distance on a given track.
It’s called 'standard time'.
We break it up in equal portions, sections of 200m, all with the same average time.
Then compare the recorded sectional times for each runner to those standard times.
And show the result in a table and related graph.

Standard times are averages.
The better horses should always do better, the lesser horses less.
The table and graph reveal who did what.

Listed here are black-type races that have recorded sectional times info.
All sectional times are expressed as a percentage of the standard time.
So less than 100% of standard time means faster, and more than 100% means slower than average.
The graphs shown are for the first four finishers in each race.
See for yourself!

Black Type Sectional Timing Races

June 2024

Sat 15 Jun Greyville Race 6 (2400m)
Gr3 Tabgold Derby
Sat 15 Jun Greyville Race 7 (2400m)
Gr2 Tabgold Oaks (F&M)
Sat 8 Jun Greyville Race 3 (1400m)
Devon Air Stakes (2yo Fillies)(Listed)
Sat 8 Jun Greyville Race 4 (1400m)
Gatecrasher Stakes (2yo's)(Listed)
Sat 8 Jun Greyville Race 5 (1800m)
Gr3 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Cup Trial
Sat 8 Jun Greyville Race 6 (1400m)
Gr2 East Coast Radio Tibouchina Stakes (F&M)
Sat 8 Jun Greyville Race 7 (1600m)
Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge
Sun 2 Jun Kenilworth Race 8 (1200m)
Somerset 1200 (2yo's)(Listed)
Sat 1 Jun Scottsville Race 5 (1200m)
Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship (2yo Fillies)
Sat 1 Jun Scottsville Race 6 (1200m)
Gr1 Gold Medallion (2yo's)
Sat 1 Jun Scottsville Race 7 (1200m)
Gr1 The Witness SA Fillies Sprint (F&M)
Sat 1 Jun Scottsville Race 8 (1200m)
Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint

May 2024

Sun 26 May Kenilworth Race 7 (1800m)
Stormsvlei Stakes (F&M)
Sun 26 May Kenilworth Race 8 (1950m)
Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes
Sat 25 May Greyville Race 6 (2000m)
Gr1 Woolavington 2000
Sat 25 May Greyville Race 7 (2000m)
Gr1 Daily News 2000
Sat 11 May Greyville Race 6 (2000m)
KRA East Coast Cup (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 11 May Greyville Race 7 (1900m)
Gr2 World Sports Betting 1900
Wed 8 May Greyville Race 5 (1400m)
Gr2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes (Turf)
Wed 8 May Greyville Race 7 (1600m)
Gr2 Guineas (3yo's)
Sun 5 May Kenilworth Race 2 (1100m)
Gr3 Winter Nursery (2yo's)
Sun 5 May Kenilworth Race 6 (1800m)
Gr3 Legal Eagle Stakes (3yo's)
Sun 5 May Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Ladies Mile (Listed)

April 2024

Sun 28 Apr Scottsville Race 4 (1100m)
In Full Flight Handicap (Listed)
Sun 28 Apr Scottsville Race 5 (1100m)
Gr3 Tabgold Strelitzia Stakes (2yo Fillies)
Sun 28 Apr Scottsville Race 6 (1100m)
Gr3 Tabgold Godolphin Barb Stakes (2yo's)
Sat 20 Apr Kenilworth Race 7 (1200m)
Gr3 Champagne Stakes
Sun 14 Apr Scottsville Race 6 (1750m)
Scarlet Lady (F&M)(Listed)
Sun 14 Apr Scottsville Race 7 (1750m)
Sledgehammer (Listed)
Sat 6 Apr Kenilworth Race 6 (1400m)
Sweet Chestnut Stakes (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 6 Apr Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Gr3 Variety Club Mile

March 2024

Sun 31 Mar Greyville Race 6 (1400m)
Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes (3yo's Fillies)
Sun 31 Mar Greyville Race 7 (1400m)
Gr3 Byerley Turk (3yo's)

February 2024

Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 2 (1800m)
Cape Fillies Classic
Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 3 (1200m)
Gr3 Cape Of Good Hope Nursery
Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 5 (1600m)
Jet Master Stakes
Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 6 (1400m)
Gr3 Prix Du Cap (F&M)
Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 7 (1200m)
Gr2 Diadem Stakes
Sat 24 Feb Kenilworth Race 8 (2000m)
Gr1 Cape Derby

January 2024

Sat 27 Jan Kenilworth Race 3 (1800m)
Gr3 Schweppes Politician Stakes (3yo's)
Sat 27 Jan Kenilworth Race 5 (1200m)
Olympic Duel Stakes (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 27 Jan Kenilworth Race 6 (1000m)
Gr1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship (WFA)
Sat 27 Jan Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Gr1 City Of Cape Town Majorca Stakes (F&M)(WFA)
Sat 27 Jan Kenilworth Race 9 (2000m)
Gr1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met
Sat 13 Jan Kenilworth Race 7 (2000m)
Gr3 Summer Fling Stakes (F&M)
Sat 6 Jan Kenilworth Race 4 (1200m)
Gr2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes (F&M)
Sat 6 Jan Kenilworth Race 5 (1800m)
Gr2 Anthonij Rupert Wine Premier Trophy
Sat 6 Jan Kenilworth Race 6 (1800m)
Gr1 Cartier Paddock Stakes (F&M)(WFA)
Sat 6 Jan Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Gr1 L'ormarins King's Plate (WFA)
Mon 1 Jan Greyville Race 6 (1600m)
Christmas Handicap (Listed)
Mon 1 Jan Greyville Race 7 (1600m)
Gr3 Flamboyant Stakes (F&M)

December 2023

Sat 16 Dec Kenilworth Race 6 (1800m)
Gr3 Splashout Victress Stakes
Sat 16 Dec Kenilworth Race 7 (1800m)
Gr3 Ridgemont Peninsula Handicap
Sat 16 Dec Kenilworth Race 8 (1600m)
Gr1 Hollywoodbets Cape Guineas
Sun 10 Dec Kenilworth Race 7 (1200m)
Gr2 Cape Merchants
Sat 2 Dec Kenilworth Race 5 (1000m)
Gr2 Wsb.co.za Southern Cross Stakes (F&M)
Sat 2 Dec Kenilworth Race 6 (1600m)
Gr2 WSB Green Point Stakes
Sat 2 Dec Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas (3yo's)
Sat 2 Dec Kenilworth Race 8 (2500m)
Cape Summer Stayers Handicap (Listed)

November 2023

Sun 26 Nov Kenilworth Race 7 (1200m)
Sophomore Sprint (3yo's) (Listed)
Sat 11 Nov Durbanville Race 7 (1400m)
Gr2 Western Cape Fillies Championship (3yo's Fillies)
Sat 4 Nov Durbanville Race 7 (2400m)
Woolavington Stakes (4yo's)(Listed)

October 2023

Sun 29 Oct Durbanville Race 7 (1400m)
Gr3 Cape Classic (3yo's)
Sat 21 Oct Durbanville Race 7 (1000m)
Southeaster Sprint (Listed)
Sat 7 Oct Durbanville Race 7 (1400m)
Gr3 Hollywoodbets Diana Stakes (F&M)
Sat 7 Oct Durbanville Race 8 (1400m)
Gr3 Hollywoodbets Matchem Stakes

September 2023

Sat 23 Sep Durbanville Race 7 (2000m)
Settlers Trophy (Listed)

July 2023

Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 1 (1200m)
Gr2 Tabgold Umkhomazi Stakes (2yo's)
Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 4 (2000m)
Gr2 Riding High Together Gold Bracelet (F&M)
Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 6 (1200m)
Gr1 Mercury Sprint
Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 7 (3200m)
Gr3 World Pool Gold Cup
Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 8 (1800m)
Gr1 The Hkjc Champions Cup
Sun 30 Jul Greyville Race 10 (1000m)
Lhkir In December Umngeni Handicap (Listed)
Wed 26 Jul Scottsville Race 7 (1600m)
Off To Stud Stakes (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 22 Jul Kenilworth Race 5 (1200m)
Olympic Duel Stakes (Listed)
Sat 22 Jul Kenilworth Race 8 (1950m)
Gr3 Final Fling Stakes (F&M)
Sat 1 Jul Greyville Race 3 (2200m)
Gr3 Splashout 2200
Sat 1 Jul Greyville Race 6 (1400m)
Gr2 Durban Golden Horseshoe (2yo's)
Sat 1 Jul Greyville Race 7 (2200m)
Gr1 Hollywoodbets Durban July
Sat 1 Jul Greyville Race 8 (1600m)
Gr1 Ridgemont Garden Province Stakes (F&M)

June 2023

Sat 24 Jun Kenilworth Race 5 (1200m)
Somerset 1200 (2yo's)(Listed)
Sat 24 Jun Kenilworth Race 6 (1200m)
Perfect Promise Sprint (2yo's Fillies)(Listed)
Sat 24 Jun Kenilworth Race 7 (1800m)
Stormsvlei Stakes (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 24 Jun Kenilworth Race 8 (1950m)
Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes
Sat 17 Jun Scottsville Race 6 (2400m)
Gr3 Track And Ball Derby
Sat 17 Jun Scottsville Race 7 (2400m)
Gr2 Track And Ball Oaks
Sat 10 Jun Greyville Race 3 (1400m)
Devon Air Stakes (2yo's Fillies)(Listed)
Sat 10 Jun Greyville Race 4 (1400m)
Gatecrasher Stakes (2yo's)(Listed)
Sat 10 Jun Greyville Race 5 (1800m)
Gr3 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Cup Trial
Sat 10 Jun Greyville Race 7 (1600m)
Gr1 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge
Sat 3 Jun Scottsville Race 5 (1200m)
Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship (2yo's Fillies)
Sat 3 Jun Scottsville Race 7 (1200m)
Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint (F&M)

May 2023

Sat 27 May Greyville Race 7 (2000m)
Gr1 Daily News 2000 (3yo's)
Sat 20 May Kenilworth Race 7 (1600m)
Ladies Mile (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 20 May Kenilworth Race 8 (1800m)
Gr3 WSB Legal Eagle Stakes
Sat 13 May Greyville Race 6 (2000m)
KRA East Coast Cup (F&M)(Listed)
Sat 13 May Greyville Race 7 (1900m)
Gr2 World Sports Betting 1900
Sat 6 May Greyville Race 6 (1400m)
Gr2 Independent On Saturday Drill Hall Stakes

April 2023

Sun 30 Apr Scottsville Race 5 (1100m)
Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes (2yo Fillies)
Sun 30 Apr Scottsville Race 6 (1100m)
Gr3 Godolphin Barb Stakes (2yo)
Sun 30 Apr Scottsville Race 7 (1200m)
Gr3 Dennis Drier Poinsettia Stakes (F&M)
Sun 16 Apr Scottsville Race 6 (1750m)
Scarlet Lady (F&M)(Listed)
Sun 16 Apr Scottsville Race 7 (1750m)
Sledgehammer (Listed)
Sun 2 Apr Greyville Race 5 (1000m)
Kwazulu-Natal Stakes (F&M)(Listed)
Sun 2 Apr Greyville Race 6 (1400m)
Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes (3yo Fillies)
Sun 2 Apr Greyville Race 7 (1400m)
Gr3 Byerley Turk (3yo's)

More Stats

The Top Hundred

Raceform’s highest rated runners by AR

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Sires by Stakes

Log for the season with sortable columns

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Broodmare Sires by Stakes

Log for the season with sortable columns

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Sires of 2yo by Stakes

Log for the season with sortable columns

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Sires of 3yo by Stakes

Log for the season with sortable columns

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Breeders by Stakes

Log for the season with sortable columns

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Black Type Offspring

Stakes performers in South Africa for all active sires

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Black Type Horses

Winners and placers in South Africa for the season

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Stamina

Winning sire progeny by Distance category

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The Power Of Ratings

Sire progeny split by ratings category

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Freshman Sires

Can 2yo stats predict the future?

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Sire & Damsire Aptitude

Ratings for progeny by distance category

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Sire & Damsire Sex Bias

Discover that some stallions are better with one sex than another

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Sire Sale Statistics

Summary of major South African auctions by crop

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Sire Lines

Take a look at the male line origins of sires

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Ancestor Directory

Search for specific ancestors present in active sires

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Buyers Guide

Progeny of all mares at specific auction sale

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Major Runners Ahead

Black Type race entries with their sires & breeders

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A Week Of Winners

Latest winners by Sire and their offspring

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Best Ratings

Recent ratings by sex, distance, age

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Scorecard

Log of the best horses by season

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Previous Gr1 Winners

Historic winners of Gr1 races

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Sectional Timing

Confused about all the figures and fables generated into sectional timing data?

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