Detailed analysis of racehorse confirmation all points
to a common denominator which consistently
specifically to Stakes performing racehorses. It
provides horses excess power gearing.
gearing quickly enables racehorses to reach their top
speed, using a combination of
speed and strength,
which they then use to maintain their momentum. A
horse that is only strength geared,
will not possess enough power to accelerate to optimum
speed and maximize its stride length, and the horse
geared only for a long stride or endurance wont have
enough speed, therefore having to work much harder
to match the same pace of the geared horse.
Power Gearing is calculated by specially using
certain joints, bone
lengths and proportions, to assess speed & strength leverage.
This assesses a
large number of bone structure traits to
estimate a horse preferred distance. This is not
normally possible by eye due to the compounding
nature of the calculations, and small variations
that can make a huge difference. We have found
this to be over 70% successful in predicting a
racehorses preferred distance to within 250m.
structure to analyze a horses likely preferred
racing surface. The Wet track traits identified
by measurement also all reflect on a horses
stride in 3 similar ways.
Rates a horses
all-round athletic ability. This is a general
horse rating that highlights types that are
likely to be successful in their chosen
discipline. This includes all horse sports such
as western, English , Endurance etc. Successful
stallions from varied disciplines typically have
high athletic ratings.
for overall balance, type that rate high in this
generally are solid types with no real
**Horsegears is the developer of all the ratings on
this site, and both the Theory and research behind
them. This includes Stride Theory, that rates
to horses of all disciplines and breeds, from
Western & English, through to endurance, under the
one flowing conformation and rating system. Horsegears
Theory is thorough, and does not consist of
contradictions that cannot be properly explained.
large number of factors are analyzed individually, and
combined as one, from this we obtain a rating. Approx 10 %
of yearling analyzed we consider have Group race
potential. Our rating will give you a genuine
indication of a horses potential based on its
conformation. Use our ratings with confidence, as
Leading Thoroughbreds consistently rate extremely
highly, compared to the average racehorse.
conformation lengths are shown in image below.
*Approximate figures only
group winners have excellent conformation, while only
20% have poor conformation.
55% of non
winners have poor conformation, while 10% have excellent
This indicates by selecting horses with
excellent conformation you are multiplying
your chances of obtaining a Group winner. This
may be a conservative estimate considering
horses with poor conformation out number those
with outstanding conformation.
Listed below are the
Bloodhorse all-time Top 10 US Thoroughbreds,
and their Horsegears ratings.
|Man o War
As table ratings indicate, power gearing is
essential to top line horses, all of the above
horses rated with excellent conformation apart
Note; Horses ratings generally range between
92 and 100, any rating above 99 is considered
excellent. Unable to obtain suitable photo to rate Forego.
A rough image suggest a rating of approx 99.