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19/04/2016

Transparent system of Rating and Rating related weights in Handicap Races at BTC

    Scale of weight Differentials for weight for age terms races at BTC indicates the weight Allowances older horses aged five and over concede to Younger Horses in points of half of a kilo each in all weight for age terms races until the young horses gain full physical Maturity.

Distance 1200 M & under 1600M & under over 1600M  to less than 2400      2400M  to less than 3200 3200 metres and over
Months/Age 3y- 4y -5y & 0 3- 4 -5y & o 3- 4 -5y & 0 3- 4 -5y & 0  
January 24-6-0 26-7-0 28-8-0 30-9-0  
February 22-5-0 24-6-0 26-7-0 28-8-0  
March 20-4-0 22-5-0 24-6-0 26-7-0  
April 18-3-0 20-4-0 22-5-0 24-6-0  
May 16-2-0 18-3-0 20-4-0 22-5-0  
June 14-1-0 16-2-0 18-3-0 20-4-0  
July 12-0-0 14-1-0 16-2-0 18-3-0  
August 11-0-0 12-1-0 14-2-0 16-3-0  
September 10-0-0 11-0-0 12-1-0 14-2-0  
October 9-0-0 10-0-0 11-1-0 12-2-0  
November 8-0-0 9-0-0 10-0-0 11-1-0  
December 7-0-0 8-0-0 9-0-0 20-9-1  
Gains Jan/ Dec 17-7-0 18-8-0 19-9-0 20-9-1  

The weight differentials or weight allowances for younger horses are based on Age, sex, class, racing distances and the month of the calendar year of the race, for all Indian Horses from the age of two that start racing on debut in their own age group in the month of October or November of a calendar year, until they are five or six years old horses when they attain full physical maturity. Fillies and mares get 1.5 kilos or 3 points of half of a kilo more as sex allowance. Foreign Horses carry 7.5 kilos more than the Indian horses or as per the rules of racing of respective race clubs. Such differentials or weight allowances are judiciously equitable\and are imperative for equalization of potential abilities of all age groups to contest as equals in terms of weights both in handicap races and also in weight for age terms races. They are in turn is based on a hundred year old yet unchallenged scale of weights for weight for age terms races. Weight differences between the weights of the horses are the crux of the weight for age weight scale and not the exact weights. And apparently weights of all such horses eligible for such age related weight allowances are deducted in handicap races that much in the relevant Rating Related Handicap scale of Weights in terms of kilos in all classes even before individual ratings and the relevant rating related weights in handicaps are allotted for such horses.

The assumed weight of 60.0 kilos of older horses aged 5 Years old and over at BTC have been synchronized to the lowest minimum top weight of 60.0 kilos with the equivalent rating figure of 80 in class (I)-(60.80+), 65 in class (II)-(45-65), 50 in class (III)-(30-50), 35 in class (IV)-(15-35) and 20 in class (V)-(0-20) in the rating related scale of weights of 50.0 – 60.0 kilos for handicap races as revised at the commencement of BTC-Bangalore Summer Races 2016. Since the weights of horses goes up on promotion and weights of horses goes down on demotion relatively by 7.5 kilos with 2.5 kilos multi points overlapping of weights in the rating related scale of weights though the weight range in each class is 10.0kilos, weights of 57.5-60.0 kilos of lower class overlaps with the weights of 50.0-52.5 of the higher class relatively in all rating related classes. Hence if the horses of all ages are rated the same and assigned the rating related weight of 60.0 as per their ratings, the figures of differences shown above will be the figures of penalty on such horses at the weight of 60.0 kilos in points of half of a kilo each since the weight differentials as per the weight for age scale is already deducted by that much in the weights of horses in the rating related scale of weights for handicap races.

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From Bangalore Summer Season 2016 at BTC
Weights    class I    Class II   Class III   Class IV   Class V 
Kilos         60-80+   45-65      30-50        15-35        0-20
60.0           80           65           50              35             20
59.5           79           64           49              34             19
59.0           78           63           48              33             18
58.5           77           62           47              32             17
58.0           76           61           46              31             16
57.5           75           60           45              30             15
57.0           74           59           44              29             14
56.5           73           58           43              28             13
56.0           72           57           42              27             12
55.5           71           56           41              26             11
55.0           70           55           40              25             10
54.5           69           54           39              24              9
54.0           68           53           38              23              8
53.5           67           52           37              22              7
53.0           66           51           36              21              6
52.5           65           50           35              20              5
52.0           64           49           34              19              4
51.5           63           48           33              18              3
51.0           62           47           32              17              2
50.5           61           46           31              16              1
50.0           60           45           30              15              0                                  
Note: Ratings are in points of 0.5 kilos each
Lowest Minimum Top weight 60.0 kilos
Lowest Minimum Bottom weight 50.0 kilos
Weight Range in each class-50.0-60.0 kilos-10.0 kilos
Overlapping of Weights 2.5 kilos
Weights of 57.5 – 60.0 of lower class Overlaps with
Weights of 50.0 - 52.5 of higher class in all classes
 Equalizer of Weights 7.5 kilos                                                                                                            
Between one class to another
When horses ‘moves up or down
With ratings’ in all classes
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Scale of weight Differentials for weight for age terms races at BTC indicates in kilos the weight Allowances older horses aged five and over concede to Younger Horses in all weight for age terms races until the young horses gain full physical Maturity
Distance            1200 M              1600M          over 1600&         2400 M &           3200 M
                          &under               &under         less 1han2400     less than 3200     and over
Age/Months    3-4-5/6+            3-4-5/6+            3-4-5/6+            3-4-5/6+              
January            12.0/3.0/0          13.0/3.5/0         14.0/4.0/0          15.0/4.5/0            -----
February          11.0/2.5/0          12.0/3.0/0         13.0/3,5/0          14.0/4.0/0            -----
March              10.0/2.0/0          11.0/2.5/0         12.0/3.0/0          13.0/3.5/0          
April                9.0/1.5/0            10.0/2.0/0         11.0/2.5/0          12.0/3.0/0            
May                 8.0/1.0/0            9.0/1.5/0           10.0/2.0/0          11.0/2.5/0           
June                 7.0/0.5//0           8.0/1.0/0            9.0/1.5/0           10.0/2.0/0
July                  6.0/0.0/0            7.0/0.5/0            8.0/1.0/0           9.0/1.5/0           
August             5.5/0.0/0            6.0/0.5/0            7.0/1.0/0           8,0/1.5/0             
September        5.0/0.0/0            5.5/0.0/0            6.0/0.5/0           7.0/1.0/0
October            4.5/0.0/0            5.0/0.0/0            5.5/0.5/0           6.0/1.0/0
November        4.0/0.0/0            4.5/0.0/0            5.0/0.0/0           5.5/0.5/0 
December        3.5/0.0/0             4.0/0.0/0           4.5.0/0.0/0         5.0/0.5/0
Gains Jan/Dec 8.5/3.5/0             9.0/4.0/0           9.5/4.5/0            10.0/5.0/0
Fillies and mares get 1.5 kilos more as sex allowance. Foreign Horses carry 7.5 kilos more   
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Scale of weight Differentials for weight for age terms races at BTC indicates the weight Allowances older horses aged five and over concede to Younger Horses in points of half of a kilo each in all weight for age terms races until the young horses gain full physical Maturity
Distance            !200 M              1600M         over 1600M  to      2400M  to          3200 metres
                           &under              &under        less than2400     less than 3200         and over
Months/Age      3y- 4y -5y&0     3- 4 -5y&o   3- 4 -5y&0             3- 4 -5y&0             -----
January              24-6-0                26-7-0          28-8-0                    30-9-0                    -----
February            22-5-0                24-6-0          26-7-0                    28-8-0           
March                20-4-0                22-5-0          24-6-0                    26-7-0
April                  18-3-0                20-4-0          22-5-0                    24-6-0
May                   16-2-0                18-3-0          20-4-0                    22-5-0
June                   14-1-0                16-2-0          18-3-0                    20-4-0
July                    12-0-0                14-1-0          16-2-0                   18-3-0
August               11-0-0                12-1-0          14-2-0                   16-3-0
September          10-0-0                11-0-0         12-1-0                    14-2-0
October              9-0-0                  10-0-0         11-1-0                    12-2-0
November          8-0-0                   9-0-0          10-0-0                    11-1-0
December           7-0-0                  8-0-0           9-0-0                     10-1-0
Gains Jan/ Dec- 17-7-0                18-8-0         19-9-0                    20-9-1              
Fillies and mares get 1.5 kilos more as sex allowance. Foreign Horses carry 7.5 kilos more
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