11th Feb 2022 | Horse Racing

What is a Draw Bias?

For the novice we explain what a draw bias is.

What is a draw bias?
Every race track in the UK is unique, they are different shapes, different gradients and different surfaces. Therefore where the horse starts (it’s stall) can offer an advantage and disadvantage.

What kind of races are affected?
All races can be subject to a draw bias but sprint races are the most vulnerable because horses don’t have as much time to overcome any bias.  The shortest distances that horses run over are five & six furlongs, these are called sprints and are equivalent to 100 metres & 200 metres races in athletics.

What do the Orange graphs mean?

Odds correct at time of publishing: 18:12 11th Feb, 2022 but subject to change