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Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 28th May 2014

28th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
5:45 Goffs London Sale - Kempton-Breeze/Kensington-Sale 16.06.14 Maiden Auction Stakes Cl5 6f
Red Touch 
Vegas Rebel 
Mister Arden 
Mullionheir 
Basil The Great 
Lady Zodiac 
Areion 
Ms Eboracum 

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Tuesday 27th May 2014

27th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:10 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies´ Stakes (Bobis Race) Cl5 6f1y
Khawaater 
Peace And War 
Perfect Concord 
Pixie 
Surrey Pink 
Winter Queen 

3,060 point Yankee foiled by Bert the Alert injury.

Horse racing has its fair share of tragic stories and injuries and fatalities soon hit the headlines for the those promising great expectations or the few that have won prestigious races. An Injury or fatality of a more modest animal appears to simply be brushed aside and is unworthy of a mention.

Yesterday we witnessed 6yo Bert the Alert with 30 races under his belt, badly falter while looking like delivering a winning challenge in the final furlong. Regardless of the fact that I had invested on the horse in the race, my primary concern soon became for the horses’ well-being.

Almost 3 hours of searching the internet yesterday evening drew a blank culminating in me sending an email to Laura Mongan, the horse’s trainer who is yet to respond. Don’t get me wrong in thinking that my expectation were headlines emblazed across the ‘Racing Press’ but some mention of the horses well-being or otherwise would surely be fitting.

With subscribers to The Actuary All Weather horses racingtips having had a great day with 3 of 4 winning selections (two of which came on the turf at Lingfield Park I hasten to add) and to a man all convinced that Bert the Alert was the likely winner of the Lingfield Park 3:30, still not knowing the gravity of the injury to Bert the Alert somewhat tarnishes what was a great day.


Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 21st May 2014

21st May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
5:50 Kempton For Weddings Median Auction Maiden Stakes Cl6 5f
97.0% * Littlemissblakeney  97.0% (1)
96.1% Jersey Belle  96.5% (2)
Harry Hurricane 
Thumper 
When Will It End 
Zebs Lad 
Tribal Diamond 

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 21st May 2014

21st May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:00 Daily Mail Handicap Cl6 1m3f106y
102.7% * Men Don´t Cry  59
100.4% Booktheband  50
99.5% Abigails Angel 
98.7% Unidexter 
98.6% Admirals Walk 
96.3% Bell´Arte 
95.8% Dark And Dangerous 
95.4% Cabuchon  55
Neuilly 
Zinnobar 

Wolverhampton (Dunstall Park) Tiptoe to Tapeta but 'When'?

Long overdue, the surface at Wolverhampton is finally going to be replaced and I, for one, not only welcome this news, but also the choice of surface. After several seasons of severe criticisms by Trainers, Jockeys and all involved in racing at the course, during the season we have witnessed entries depleted to an all time low.

A recent article on the Wolverhampton Racecourse website would suggest that ARC have carried the correct 'due diligence' in their choice of surface and some of the answers to questions you may have are outlined below. What appears to be missing is the When?

All planned fixtures between now until August have been transferred to either Southwell or Lingfield Park with the first fixture not transferred being 11 August 2014.  

Why is Tapeta a good racing surface?
Tapeta offers a number of advantages including: A consistent safety record; Viability in a range of weather conditions including the relatively temperate British climate; and Minimal use of water and lighter machinery for maintenance.

How is Tapeta different to other surfaces, such as Polytrack?
The basic construction is similar but the component parts that makeup the top layer are different. Tapeta surface uses a selection of specifically blended fibres, waxes, PVC and sand up to a depth of 7 inches.

Will the Tapeta surface be black like it is in Meydan?
No. It will be a sandy-brown colour like other all-weather surfaces in Britain and around the world.

Who invented Tapeta?
Tapeta was pioneered by Michael Dickinson and his wife Joan Wakefield a decade and a half ago at their farm in the US. Both have extensive racing knowledge which lead them to wanting to create a safe, consistent and reliable surface for horses to train and race on which is exactly what they have done with Tapeta.

Michael was a Champion Amateur jump jockey before become Champions jumps trainer on three occasions and famously training the first five home in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Michael was his own guinea pig. He trained on Tapeta for eight years on his farm at Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In those eight years he won the Breeders' Cup twice and eight Group One races in the US.

Joan is joint-owner of Tapeta Footings with Michael and has been involved with the company from the start. She has worked with horses all her life, being a successful show jumper where she won at Hickstead and The Royal Show, before becoming Assistant Trainer for 15 years.

Which racecourses use Tapeta?
It is used at four racecourses and dozens of training tracks across ten countries. The four racecourses are Sheikh Mohammed's Meydan racecourse in Dubai; Golden Gate Fields, San Francisco and Presque Isle Downs, Pennsylvania in the USA; and Tapeta Park in Devonport, Tasmania in Australia.

Which trainers use Tapeta on their gallops?
Many leading trainers around the world have Tapeta gallops including Godolphin's training centres in Dubai and Newmarket, Mark Johnston's Kingsley House yard in Middleham, James Ewart's Craig's Farm yard in Scotland, the South Korea Turf Club and the Fair Hill Training Centre (Maryland) in the USA which is home to three Kentucky Derby winning trainers Graham Motion, Michael Matz and Shug McGaughey. In 2013 the Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man spent the summer at Fair Hill before his win at Santa Anita Park.

How long will the new Tapeta surface be down for at Wolverhampton?
The new surface will be carefully maintained and should be viable for many years. The exact length of its use will be determined with ongoing assessment over the coming months and years.

Is Tapeta approved by the British Horseracing Authority?
Yes, Tapeta has been approved by the BHA as a racing surface in Britain.

Did ARC consult trainers and if so how many support the introduction of Tapeta at Wolverhampton?
Since announcing the tender process in January ARC has consulted widely with stakeholders. ARC has liaised with the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and its members and received many positive formal and informal comments about Tapeta. When surveyed 46% of NTF members were supportive of introducing Tapeta, with 46% in favour of maintaining a Polytrack surface.

Why did ARC not continue to use Polytrack at Wolverhampton?
Tapeta offers a number of advantages that ARC felt make it an ideal surface for racing at Wolverhampton, and potentially in the future at Newcastle. The new Tapeta surface will offer British trainers more choice about what surface to run their horses on. It is bringing innovation to British all-weather racing which is a unique opportunity for all stakeholders and one ARC feels is an important step for the sport.

Is ARC committed to the Polytrack surface at Lingfield Park?
Yes ARC remains absolutely committed to the all-weather surface at Lingfield which has proved popular with Horsemen and hosted the inaugural All-Weather Finals on Good Friday.

Will Southwell continue to be a fibresand racecourse?
Yes.

What do Horsemen think about Tapeta?
Leading trainers: "Tapeta is the best synthetic surface, better than all the rest."
Saeed Bin Suroor

"In the early part of 2009 I trained on Tapeta, Polytrack and the famous Middleham High Moor turf gallops. Since June, although I still had others options, I chose to train almost exclusively on Tapeta. Our Tapeta gallop is second to none and has made a huge contribution to the year's achievements and to the health of the team."
Mark Johnston

"The surface is exceptional for horse and rider in terms of safety and in ease of maintenance. They offer a massively professional service with a true passion for the surface which in my professional opinion is unequalled by any other artificial surface company."
James Ewart

"Tapeta is a kind surface and my horses love it." 
Ernst Oertel, Leading UAE Trainer for the last two years

Leading Jockeys: 
"We love our Tapeta Track at Al Quoz and the Tapeta at Meydan on World Cup night was an excellent track." Silvestre De Sousa

"I rode at Meydan in The Dubai World Cup. The track was slick, fast and in good shape."
Jamie Spencer

"The Tapeta rode beautifully. A great track, safe and stable, my horses gave me a good feel."
Joao Moreira



Southwell All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Monday 19th May 2014

19th May 2014 Southwell
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:30 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Amateur Riders´ Classified Claiming Stakes Cl6 1m6f
102.9% Teajaybe  102.9% (1)
101.3% Dynastic  100.1% (1)
100.3% * Layline 
99.2% Joyful Motive  47 99.6% (2)
98.9% Incendo 
98.4% Tight Knit 
95.3% Big City Boy 

Dundalk All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 16th May 2014

16th May 2014 Dundalk
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  
adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To 
the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course 
and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures 
are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The 
Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
6:15 Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Maiden 7f
99.5% * Refusetolisten  99.1% (2)
97.9% Atlantic Sea  97.6% (1)
Bad News Bear 
Bwindi 
Derulo 
Dresden Green 
Glowing Report 
Hollywood King 
Johann Strauss 
Sunlit Rome 
Ballad Dancer 

Lingfield Park All Wather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Monday 12th May 2014

12th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
1:50 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Maiden Auction Fillies´ Stakes (Bobis Race) Cl5 5f6y
97.8% * Howlin´For You 
95.6% Sparbrook 
Queen Of The Scots 
Miss Jonh 
Diminutive 
Madamoiselle Bond 
River Spirit 

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 9th May 2014

9th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:05 Ladbrokes Classified Stakes Cl5 1m2f (TURF)
102.0% * Officer Drivel  69 97.4% (3)
99.5% Maahir 
99.1% Lucky Visione 
96.7% Dance Bid 
Libran 

Southwell All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Thursday 8th May 2014

8th May 2014 Southwell
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
1:55 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Handicap Cl6 1m
104.5% * Solarmaite  99.0% (6)
99.8% General Tufto  73 99.6% (46)
99.0% Shamiana  97.8% (1)
98.9% McCool Bannanas  98.9% (1)
98.6% Strandfield Bay 
98.6% Roger Thorpe  61 98.2% (5)
97.1% Chez Vrony  98.3% (6)
95.9% Bond Blade  94.4% (2)
94.8% Limon Squeezy  94.8% (1)
94.2% Lenderking  94.2% (1)
First Sargeant 
Refuse Colette 

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 7th May 2014

7th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
6:15 Next Fixture Here On 21.05.13 Handicap Cl6 1m
99.2% * Prim And Proper  52 98.5% (2)
99.0% Choral Clan  58 98.8% (2)
98.9% Sexy Secret  45
98.5% Manor Way  98.5% (1)
98.3% Dark Tsarina 
98.2% Movie Magic 
97.6% French Accent  96.6% (3)
97.3% Moneypennie  97.5% (2)
96.8% Jersey Cream 
96.4% Nissaki Kasta 
96.4% Plucky Dip  96.4% (1)
94.9% Feisty Dragon 
Stybba 
Rock Of Leon 

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Tuesday 6th Msy 2014

6th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes Cl5 5f
97.9% * Colour Catcher  97.9% (1)
96.8% Jersey Belle  96.8% (1)
Foxtrot Knight 
Merdon Castle 
Littlemissblakeney 
Now Say Boooom 
Rasha 

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 2nd May 2014

2nd May 2014 Lingfield Park
                   
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
                   
2:05 Download The 888sport.com Mobile App Handicap Cl6 1m1y
101.0%   Meddling               
100.4%   Warbond  57 99.2% (5)        
100.1%   Benandonner  80 100.4% (11)    
99.7% * Indian Violet  54 98.8% (21)      
99.2%   Carrera  55 99.3% (2)        
99.1%   Norwegian Reward  49 99.0% (1)      
98.8%   Olivers Mount  53 99.2% (2)      
98.7%   Zammy  43 98.9% (2)      
98.0%   Titan Triumph  79 100.5% (20)    
97.9%   Lewamy    97.9% (1)      
                   

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Thursday 1st May 2014

1st May 2014 Lingfield Park
                   
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
                   
1:35 Rudridge Ltd Claiming Stakes Cl6 6f1y
100.2% * Aye Aye Digby  82 100.1% (1)        
100.0% * Noverre To Go  85 99.4% (6)      
99.5%   Lujeanie  76 100.1% (13)    
99.3%   Touch The Clouds  79 99.3% (1)      
97.1%   Ceelo    97.8% (1)      
97.1%   Kuanyao  73 99.5% (5)      
                   

Horse Racing Tips: 14-1 or 13-2?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 28th May 2014

28th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
5:45 Goffs London Sale - Kempton-Breeze/Kensington-Sale 16.06.14 Maiden Auction Stakes Cl5 6f
Red Touch 
Vegas Rebel 
Mister Arden 
Mullionheir 
Basil The Great 
Lady Zodiac 
Areion 
Ms Eboracum 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Tuesday 27th May 2014

27th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:10 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies´ Stakes (Bobis Race) Cl5 6f1y
Khawaater 
Peace And War 
Perfect Concord 
Pixie 
Surrey Pink 
Winter Queen 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

3,060 point Yankee foiled by Bert the Alert injury.

Horse racing has its fair share of tragic stories and injuries and fatalities soon hit the headlines for the those promising great expectations or the few that have won prestigious races. An Injury or fatality of a more modest animal appears to simply be brushed aside and is unworthy of a mention.

Yesterday we witnessed 6yo Bert the Alert with 30 races under his belt, badly falter while looking like delivering a winning challenge in the final furlong. Regardless of the fact that I had invested on the horse in the race, my primary concern soon became for the horses’ well-being.

Almost 3 hours of searching the internet yesterday evening drew a blank culminating in me sending an email to Laura Mongan, the horse’s trainer who is yet to respond. Don’t get me wrong in thinking that my expectation were headlines emblazed across the ‘Racing Press’ but some mention of the horses well-being or otherwise would surely be fitting.

With subscribers to The Actuary All Weather horses racingtips having had a great day with 3 of 4 winning selections (two of which came on the turf at Lingfield Park I hasten to add) and to a man all convinced that Bert the Alert was the likely winner of the Lingfield Park 3:30, still not knowing the gravity of the injury to Bert the Alert somewhat tarnishes what was a great day.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 21st May 2014

21st May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
5:50 Kempton For Weddings Median Auction Maiden Stakes Cl6 5f
97.0% * Littlemissblakeney  97.0% (1)
96.1% Jersey Belle  96.5% (2)
Harry Hurricane 
Thumper 
When Will It End 
Zebs Lad 
Tribal Diamond 

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 21st May 2014

21st May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:00 Daily Mail Handicap Cl6 1m3f106y
102.7% * Men Don´t Cry  59
100.4% Booktheband  50
99.5% Abigails Angel 
98.7% Unidexter 
98.6% Admirals Walk 
96.3% Bell´Arte 
95.8% Dark And Dangerous 
95.4% Cabuchon  55
Neuilly 
Zinnobar 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wolverhampton (Dunstall Park) Tiptoe to Tapeta but 'When'?

Long overdue, the surface at Wolverhampton is finally going to be replaced and I, for one, not only welcome this news, but also the choice of surface. After several seasons of severe criticisms by Trainers, Jockeys and all involved in racing at the course, during the season we have witnessed entries depleted to an all time low.

A recent article on the Wolverhampton Racecourse website would suggest that ARC have carried the correct 'due diligence' in their choice of surface and some of the answers to questions you may have are outlined below. What appears to be missing is the When?

All planned fixtures between now until August have been transferred to either Southwell or Lingfield Park with the first fixture not transferred being 11 August 2014.  

Why is Tapeta a good racing surface?
Tapeta offers a number of advantages including: A consistent safety record; Viability in a range of weather conditions including the relatively temperate British climate; and Minimal use of water and lighter machinery for maintenance.

How is Tapeta different to other surfaces, such as Polytrack?
The basic construction is similar but the component parts that makeup the top layer are different. Tapeta surface uses a selection of specifically blended fibres, waxes, PVC and sand up to a depth of 7 inches.

Will the Tapeta surface be black like it is in Meydan?
No. It will be a sandy-brown colour like other all-weather surfaces in Britain and around the world.

Who invented Tapeta?
Tapeta was pioneered by Michael Dickinson and his wife Joan Wakefield a decade and a half ago at their farm in the US. Both have extensive racing knowledge which lead them to wanting to create a safe, consistent and reliable surface for horses to train and race on which is exactly what they have done with Tapeta.

Michael was a Champion Amateur jump jockey before become Champions jumps trainer on three occasions and famously training the first five home in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Michael was his own guinea pig. He trained on Tapeta for eight years on his farm at Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. In those eight years he won the Breeders' Cup twice and eight Group One races in the US.

Joan is joint-owner of Tapeta Footings with Michael and has been involved with the company from the start. She has worked with horses all her life, being a successful show jumper where she won at Hickstead and The Royal Show, before becoming Assistant Trainer for 15 years.

Which racecourses use Tapeta?
It is used at four racecourses and dozens of training tracks across ten countries. The four racecourses are Sheikh Mohammed's Meydan racecourse in Dubai; Golden Gate Fields, San Francisco and Presque Isle Downs, Pennsylvania in the USA; and Tapeta Park in Devonport, Tasmania in Australia.

Which trainers use Tapeta on their gallops?
Many leading trainers around the world have Tapeta gallops including Godolphin's training centres in Dubai and Newmarket, Mark Johnston's Kingsley House yard in Middleham, James Ewart's Craig's Farm yard in Scotland, the South Korea Turf Club and the Fair Hill Training Centre (Maryland) in the USA which is home to three Kentucky Derby winning trainers Graham Motion, Michael Matz and Shug McGaughey. In 2013 the Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Mucho Macho Man spent the summer at Fair Hill before his win at Santa Anita Park.

How long will the new Tapeta surface be down for at Wolverhampton?
The new surface will be carefully maintained and should be viable for many years. The exact length of its use will be determined with ongoing assessment over the coming months and years.

Is Tapeta approved by the British Horseracing Authority?
Yes, Tapeta has been approved by the BHA as a racing surface in Britain.

Did ARC consult trainers and if so how many support the introduction of Tapeta at Wolverhampton?
Since announcing the tender process in January ARC has consulted widely with stakeholders. ARC has liaised with the National Trainers Federation (NTF) and its members and received many positive formal and informal comments about Tapeta. When surveyed 46% of NTF members were supportive of introducing Tapeta, with 46% in favour of maintaining a Polytrack surface.

Why did ARC not continue to use Polytrack at Wolverhampton?
Tapeta offers a number of advantages that ARC felt make it an ideal surface for racing at Wolverhampton, and potentially in the future at Newcastle. The new Tapeta surface will offer British trainers more choice about what surface to run their horses on. It is bringing innovation to British all-weather racing which is a unique opportunity for all stakeholders and one ARC feels is an important step for the sport.

Is ARC committed to the Polytrack surface at Lingfield Park?
Yes ARC remains absolutely committed to the all-weather surface at Lingfield which has proved popular with Horsemen and hosted the inaugural All-Weather Finals on Good Friday.

Will Southwell continue to be a fibresand racecourse?
Yes.

What do Horsemen think about Tapeta?
Leading trainers: "Tapeta is the best synthetic surface, better than all the rest."
Saeed Bin Suroor

"In the early part of 2009 I trained on Tapeta, Polytrack and the famous Middleham High Moor turf gallops. Since June, although I still had others options, I chose to train almost exclusively on Tapeta. Our Tapeta gallop is second to none and has made a huge contribution to the year's achievements and to the health of the team."
Mark Johnston

"The surface is exceptional for horse and rider in terms of safety and in ease of maintenance. They offer a massively professional service with a true passion for the surface which in my professional opinion is unequalled by any other artificial surface company."
James Ewart

"Tapeta is a kind surface and my horses love it." 
Ernst Oertel, Leading UAE Trainer for the last two years

Leading Jockeys: 
"We love our Tapeta Track at Al Quoz and the Tapeta at Meydan on World Cup night was an excellent track." Silvestre De Sousa

"I rode at Meydan in The Dubai World Cup. The track was slick, fast and in good shape."
Jamie Spencer

"The Tapeta rode beautifully. A great track, safe and stable, my horses gave me a good feel."
Joao Moreira



Monday, May 19, 2014

Southwell All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Monday 19th May 2014

19th May 2014 Southwell
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:30 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Amateur Riders´ Classified Claiming Stakes Cl6 1m6f
102.9% Teajaybe  102.9% (1)
101.3% Dynastic  100.1% (1)
100.3% * Layline 
99.2% Joyful Motive  47 99.6% (2)
98.9% Incendo 
98.4% Tight Knit 
95.3% Big City Boy 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dundalk All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 16th May 2014

16th May 2014 Dundalk
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  
adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To 
the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course 
and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures 
are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The 
Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
6:15 Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Maiden 7f
99.5% * Refusetolisten  99.1% (2)
97.9% Atlantic Sea  97.6% (1)
Bad News Bear 
Bwindi 
Derulo 
Dresden Green 
Glowing Report 
Hollywood King 
Johann Strauss 
Sunlit Rome 
Ballad Dancer 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lingfield Park All Wather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Monday 12th May 2014

12th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
1:50 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Maiden Auction Fillies´ Stakes (Bobis Race) Cl5 5f6y
97.8% * Howlin´For You 
95.6% Sparbrook 
Queen Of The Scots 
Miss Jonh 
Diminutive 
Madamoiselle Bond 
River Spirit 

Friday, May 09, 2014

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 9th May 2014

9th May 2014 Lingfield Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:05 Ladbrokes Classified Stakes Cl5 1m2f (TURF)
102.0% * Officer Drivel  69 97.4% (3)
99.5% Maahir 
99.1% Lucky Visione 
96.7% Dance Bid 
Libran 

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Southwell All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Thursday 8th May 2014

8th May 2014 Southwell
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
1:55 Quicksilverslots More Jackpots More Machines Handicap Cl6 1m
104.5% * Solarmaite  99.0% (6)
99.8% General Tufto  73 99.6% (46)
99.0% Shamiana  97.8% (1)
98.9% McCool Bannanas  98.9% (1)
98.6% Strandfield Bay 
98.6% Roger Thorpe  61 98.2% (5)
97.1% Chez Vrony  98.3% (6)
95.9% Bond Blade  94.4% (2)
94.8% Limon Squeezy  94.8% (1)
94.2% Lenderking  94.2% (1)
First Sargeant 
Refuse Colette 

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Wednesday 7th May 2014

7th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
6:15 Next Fixture Here On 21.05.13 Handicap Cl6 1m
99.2% * Prim And Proper  52 98.5% (2)
99.0% Choral Clan  58 98.8% (2)
98.9% Sexy Secret  45
98.5% Manor Way  98.5% (1)
98.3% Dark Tsarina 
98.2% Movie Magic 
97.6% French Accent  96.6% (3)
97.3% Moneypennie  97.5% (2)
96.8% Jersey Cream 
96.4% Nissaki Kasta 
96.4% Plucky Dip  96.4% (1)
94.9% Feisty Dragon 
Stybba 
Rock Of Leon 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Kempton Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Tuesday 6th Msy 2014

6th May 2014 Kempton Park
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
2:10 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes Cl5 5f
97.9% * Colour Catcher  97.9% (1)
96.8% Jersey Belle  96.8% (1)
Foxtrot Knight 
Merdon Castle 
Littlemissblakeney 
Now Say Boooom 
Rasha 

Friday, May 02, 2014

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Friday 2nd May 2014

2nd May 2014 Lingfield Park
                   
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
                   
2:05 Download The 888sport.com Mobile App Handicap Cl6 1m1y
101.0%   Meddling               
100.4%   Warbond  57 99.2% (5)        
100.1%   Benandonner  80 100.4% (11)    
99.7% * Indian Violet  54 98.8% (21)      
99.2%   Carrera  55 99.3% (2)        
99.1%   Norwegian Reward  49 99.0% (1)      
98.8%   Olivers Mount  53 99.2% (2)      
98.7%   Zammy  43 98.9% (2)      
98.0%   Titan Triumph  79 100.5% (20)    
97.9%   Lewamy    97.9% (1)      
                   

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Lingfield Park All Weather Horse Racing Speed Handicap Ratings - Thursday 1st May 2014

1st May 2014 Lingfield Park
                   
The Actuary All  Weather speed ratings are based purely on a time perspective with no weight  adjustment and are compiled by The Actuary. To the left: Level of performance on last run. To the right: Previous performances over course and distance, in brackets, the number of course and distance runs considered. * denotes top rated horse prior to any going adjustment. Figures are available to monthly subscribers the evening before each UK All Weather meeting. ❶ Is The Actuary's 1-9 (9 being high) assessment of the merits of the 'Sire' over today's conditions.
                   
1:35 Rudridge Ltd Claiming Stakes Cl6 6f1y
100.2% * Aye Aye Digby  82 100.1% (1)        
100.0% * Noverre To Go  85 99.4% (6)      
99.5%   Lujeanie  76 100.1% (13)    
99.3%   Touch The Clouds  79 99.3% (1)      
97.1%   Ceelo    97.8% (1)      
97.1%   Kuanyao  73 99.5% (5)