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    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Hi guys, hope everyone is well.

    I was just wondering, as i am sure At The Races have done something like this in the past.

    I am looking for details on tracks, and how they differ from course to course, i.e. flat tracks, tracks with more hills, etc… such as the finish at Cheltenham.

    If anyone has any links, that would be great.

    Thanks.

    Gareth.

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    Grasshopper
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    Gareth, it doesn’t give a whole lot of information, but if you use the RP search facility and select ‘Course’ from the drop-down menu, it gives a brief description (e.g. stiff, galloping, sharp etc) of each track.

    #146034
    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    Just go to racing post guides and do a search on say Market Rasen……there’s a drop down box on right choose course and bingo!!.

    Descriptions are brief but straight to the point

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    davidjohnson
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    Go to http://www.timeform.com and look at the Downloads on the right hand side on the homepage. There you will see free reference material that can be downloaded in pdf format of maps, descriptions and trainer records of the top trainers at all the tracks, seperated in a Jumps and Flat format.

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    davidbrady
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    I have a bit of information on course stats picked up from various websites and books which I have put on a spreadsheet.

    If anyone wants a copy then just PM me

    #146171
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Thanks alot guys, as usual.

    Many thanks.

    Gareth.

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    Anonymous
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    Gareth

    As a quick-fix answer, hover the cursor over any course in any horse’s form in the RP, and it will give the course description – British or Irish.(Doesn’t work for Cork for some reason?).

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    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Gareth

    As a quick-fix answer, hover the cursor over any course in any horse’s form in the RP, and it will give the course description – British or Irish.(Doesn’t work for Cork for some reason?).

    Very handy and very useful.

    Many thanks.

    :D :D :D

    Gareth.

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    graysonscolumn
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    That feature also works for quite a few of the French and German courses as well (I have the need to check which way round Hamburg and Krefeld were the other day), but not every last one.

    gc

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