HORSE RACING DATASETS

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Usable data in an easily modifiable form is hard to come by in Thoroughbred horse racing, so we’ve compiled a list of datasets that have been publicly shared by those who have compiled them.

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The datasets...

2016 Canterbury Day to Day Handle

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Chris Rossi (@o_crunk)
Time period covered: 2016
Description: Raw data for day to day handle of 2015 and 2016 Canturbury meet including race date, day of week, handle, # of races, field size, total betting interests, per race handle, per betting interest handle, day over day comparison, day over day cumulative, 2015 cumulative, 2016 cumulative
Data types:

Racing

Handle

Date Added: 06/12/16 -

New

2016 Early Triple Crown Nominations

Format: Google Doc, CSV, XLSX
Compiled by: Jessica Chapel (@railbird)
Time period covered: 2016
Description: A list of the 2016 early Triple Crown nominations including name, sex, sire, dam, damsire, location, trainer, owner and breeder.
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 01/30/16

2016 Kentucky Derby Prep Races

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: BozeekPicks
Time period covered: 2016
Description: Results for Kentucky Derby prep races including top four finishers, Beyer speed figures, assigned points. Includes calculations that adjust points based on speed figures.
Additional links: BozeekPicks: Explanation of points and adjustments
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 04/18/16

2015 Saratoga Juveniles

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Jessica Chapel (@railbird)
Time period covered: 2015
Description: Tracking juvenile starters at Saratoga
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 08/15/15

Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Hello Race Fans (@helloracefans)
Time period covered: 1984 - current
Description: Information about the winners including year of race, track of prior race, prior race name, finish position in prior race, winner's name, sire, dam, damsire, $1 odds, $2 payout, # of starters, # of prior starts, graded start (y/n), graded win (y/n), undefeated (y/n)
Additional links: What wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Payouts

Date Added: 10/21/15

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Hello Race Fans (@helloracefans)
Time period covered: 1984 - current
Description: Information about the winners including year of race, track of prior race, prior race name, finish position in prior race, winner's name, sire, dam, damsire, $1 odds, $2 payout, # of starters, # of prior starts, graded start (y/n), graded win (y/n), undefeated (y/n)
Additional links: What wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Payouts

Date Added: 10/21/15

Comparison of Belmont Stakes day and Memorial Day Handle

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Chris Rossi (@o_crunk)
Time period covered: 2000 - 2016
Description: Handle comparison for Belmont Stakes day and Memorial day including race date, day of week, handle, # of races, # of betting interests, field size, overall Thoroughbred handle, overall Thoroughbred races
Data types:

Racing

Handle

Date Added: 06/12/16 -

New

Disabled List

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Dan Illman (@DRFIllman)
Time period covered: 2008 - current
Description: Keeping track of horses that have been injured, the type of injury and whether or not they return to the track. Also includes deceased horses.
Additional links: Illman DRF Blog
Data types:

Injuries

Date Added: 01/28/15

Early Triple Crown Nominations 2015

Format: XLSX
Compiled by: Jessica Chapel (@railbird)
Time period covered: 2015
Description: A list of the 2015 early Triple Crown nominations including name, sex, sire, dam, trainer, owner and breeder.
Additional links: Raceday 360: Fun with Triple Crown Nominations: Derby Breeding
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 01/30/15

Keeneland Handicapping Database

Format: Exportable CSV at site
Compiled by: Keeneland (@keeneland)
Time period covered: Fall 2006 - current
Description: Detailed results for every race run at Keeneland. Information for the current year is displayed at link, download the CSV file for full dataset.
Additional links: Hello Race Fans: Winning Post Positions: Keeneland Turf
Visualization of Winning Turf Post Positions using D3
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Payouts

Date Added: 01/28/15

Keeneland Sales Results

Format: Exportable CSV at site
Compiled by: Keeneland (@keeneland)
Time period covered: 1999 - current
Description: Detailed results for every auction at Keeneland including hip #, horse, sire, dam consignor, buyer and price. Also includes RNA and out information.
Data types:

Breeding

Sales

Date Added: 01/28/15

Kentucky Derby Payouts

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Hello Race Fans (@helloracefans)
Time period covered: 1990 - current
Description: Includes win, exacta, trifecta payouts on a $2 wager
Additional links: Hello Race Fans: Search Traffic Mail Bag: Average Kentucky Derby Payouts
Data types:

Payouts

Pools

Date Added: 03/15/15

Kentucky Derby Prep Schedule & Results

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Jessica Chapel (@railbird)
Time period covered: 2003 - current
Description: Results for Kentucky Derby prep races including race, top three finishers, figs, margin, odds, trainer, jockey, sire/dam and links to replays & charts.
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 01/28/15

Kentucky Derby Winners

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Raceday 360 (@raceday360)
Time period covered: 1875 - current
Description: Information on every Kentucky Derby including year, winner, sire, dam, second place finisher, third place finisher, final time and track condition.
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 02/02/15

Leopardstown (UK) Race Results

Format: CSV files at GitHub
Compiled by: Maithreyi Venkatesh
Time period covered: 2007 - 2013
Description: Results for races run at Leopardstown in UK including date, distance, race name, horse and much more information. Data formatted for python scripts that are included at GitHub
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 01/28/15

Million Dollar Yearlings

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Craig Johnson (@Derbyologist)
Time period covered: 1991 - 2013
Description: A comprehensive list of yearlings that have sold for $1M or more, including racing earnings, number of starts and highest class of race won
Additional links: The Green Monkey Project - Part 1
The Green Monkey Project - Part 2 - Trainers
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Sales

Date Added: 01/28/15

North American Track Directory

Format: CSV at GitHub
Compiled by: Christian Miller
Time period covered: Current
Description: List of North American racetracks including name, abbreviation, locale, active status, lattitude and longitude
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 06/14/15

Pinhooker

Format: R Package at GitHub
Compiled by: Phill Clark (Star Kingdom Racing)
Time period covered: 2009 - 2015
Description: R package with two main aspects. The first is a pre-compiled Rds file comprising historic thoroughbred bloodstock sales data. The second aspect is a set of functions to compile bespoke thoroughbred sale results datasets and extend the included Rds file.
Additional links: More information about the project and data at GitHub
Data types:

Breeding

Sales

Date Added: 01/17/16

Returning Champions

Format: Google Doc, CSV, XLSX
Compiled by: Jessica Chapel (@railbird)
Time period covered: 1971 - current
Description: How Eclipse champions have performed in his or her first start back. Includes year, horse, division, odds, finish position and if they were favored.
Additional links: Returning Champions
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 01/28/15

Same Year Runbacks for Breeders' Cup Starters

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Raceday 360 (@raceday360)
Time period covered: 2009 - 2013
Description: Tracking how Breeders' Cup starters have fared in their subsequent same year runbacks. Includes BC race plus distance, surface, finish position for runbacks.
Additional links: A look at Breeders' Cup runbacks 2009 - 2013
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 01/28/15

Tattersalls (UK) Thoroughbred Sales

Format: CSV at GitHub
Compiled by: Tom H. (@_RcappeR)
Time period covered: 2010 - ~2014
Description: Detailed results for sales at Tattersalls UK including year, sale name, lot number, horse, sex, color, sire, dam, seller, buyer and price.
Additional links: Full R package at GitHub
Data types:

Breeding

Sales

Date Added: 01/29/15

Thoroughbred Catalog

Format: OData
Compiled by: Jared Gollnitz (@PedigreeJared)
Time period covered: March 2016 - current
Description: Feeds for data about Thoroughbred sales prospects including feeds for Hips, Images, Videos, Consignors, Sales and Sales Companies
Additional links: ThoroughbredCatalog.com
Data types:

Breeding

Sales

Date Added: 06/12/16 -

New

Thoroughbred Sire Lines

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Mike Dorr (@mikedorr77)
Time period covered: Current
Description: A set of 650+ sires and their lines including up to 10 generations.                                                                                                                                 
Additional links: 2012 Kentucky Derby Trail 1 – Who’s Your Daddy?
2013 Kentucky Derby Trail – Historical Pedigree Statistics
Data types:

Breeding

Date Added: 02/07/15

Top Three Finishers in Major Kentucky Derby Preps

Format: Google Doc
Compiled by: Hello Race Fans (@helloracefans)
Time period covered: 1952 - current
Description: How the top three finishers from the Blue Grass, Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial have fared in the Kentucky Derby.
Additional links: The Major Prep Factor
Data types:

Racing

Date Added: 01/28/15

UAE Derby Winners

Format: XLSX via Dropbox
Compiled by: Erin Thompson (@Pan_Zareta)
Time period covered: 2000 - current
Description: Tracking UAE Derby winners including finish time, breeding, owner, trainer and other career stats.
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 04/01/15

Winning Brisnet Speed and Class Ratings

Format: XLSX (complete set with tabs), CSV (complete set only), XLSX (uncleaned up)
Compiled by: Brisnet.com (@Brisnet) and cleaned up by Raceday 360 (@Raceday360)
Time period covered: 1990 - 2014
Description: Includes winner's name, winner's sire, race date, track, purse, race name, grade (where applicable), Brisnet speed rating and Brisnet class rating for all stakes races run in North America from 1990 - 2014.
Additional links: Raceday 360: New Dataset: Brisnet Speed and Class Ratings 1990-2014
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 03/02/15

Winning Brisnet Speed and Class Ratings

Format: Google Doc (complete set with tabs), CSV (complete set, no tabs), XLSX (complete set with tabs)
Compiled by: Brisnet.com (@Brisnet) and cleaned up by Raceday 360 (@Raceday360)
Time period covered: 2015
Description: Includes winner's name, winner's sire, race date, track, purse, race name, grade (where applicable), Brisnet speed rating and Brisnet class rating for all stakes races run in North America in 2015.
Additional links: Raceday 360: New Dataset: Brisnet Speed and Class Ratings 1990-2014
Data types:

Breeding

Racing

Date Added: 01/21/2016