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Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Power Rankings Explained

We have received a number of emails asking why horses do not move up/down when voted on. Without getting too "statistical," here is how the ratings work...

Each horse's HRN Top 250 rating is given a true Bayesian estimate based upon votes from the users. It is a weighting mechanism to adjust a horse's rating score based on the number of votes it has received. The rankings are move than just an average.

This prevents a horse from being ranked #1 in the all time ranking with just a single vote of 10 in the wiki. Thus it is important to vote horses based on ability, not in an attempt to "move them up."

Since these rankings are brand new, it will take time for them to adjust and regulate to the opinions of the community.

The HRN Power Rankings are based on HRN member votes for each horse.  Members can vote on each horse once per week, and each Monday night the weekly Power Rankings are updated in a historical snapshot for that week.  Members must be logged in in order to vote.

Everyone has a different opinion, but below are some general guidelines for ranking horses: 

Guideline for voting
Horse of the Year types
Grade 1 winning performance
Grade 2 winning performance
Grade 3 winning performance
Allowance winners
Maiden and claiming race winners
Have not won yet or infrequent winners

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Great win against the boys in the Queen's Plate
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  • Mary Z. · Came in means how she did in her previous start(s). Asserting Bear ran well in defeat. Separate ideas. Can you(plural) handle that? Seriously, not on my care scale, but I hate the ganging up, as you all know. · 840 days ago
  • amino998 · Dominant brainfade explains the rest, "I suppose" :) · 840 days ago
yep, chrome will romp. several of the big boys couldnt beat moonshine mullins, chrome will crush them
  • CauseForConcern · Only hope that the sabbatical that California Chrome is now enduring(and well deserved), will not turn into something similar to Rachel Alexandra. In her case, the time off proved to be a case of her losing that competitive edge. Of course, her time off amounted to something around six months? Looking forward to seeing his next race. · 855 days ago
I think Chrome will win the Vox Populi of 2014. And the Breeder's Cup Classic.
10 Horse of the Year!
10 horse of the year
10 Horse of the Year!
!0 Horse of The year !!!!
tonalist should be at least 8.0 especially after recent G2 Belmont Peter Pan win by 3.5 length in the mud
very good jock 10 out off10
TYPO "The rankings are move than just an average." Should be moRe
Time will tell. Its too easy to get excited over 3yr. olds anymore only to be dissappointed yet again. I had high hopes for I'll Have Another.... CC IS A LOOKER THO.
I think he is a bit young and gives up to quick. He's not great at completing a run all the way through. He sits up to early and gets passed up by a neck way to often. If he isn't in first or second count on him not completing a run and falling back a bit at the finish.
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  • Mary Z. · bryan, go to that jockey's page by typing his name into the search box, upper right coner of this main page. Hit enter. Click on the jockey's name when the search results come up. Enter your comment where it says, "what do you think?' · 942 days ago
  • Mary Z. · What Sullivan said :) · 942 days ago
Sorry, I meant "between alw winners and grade III winners." My keyboard is sticky.
Shouldn't there be something (listed SW) between alw winners and grade II winners?
congrats to all the eclipse winners and honorees! Go Horse Players!
Congrats to Royal Delta on another Eclipse win!!
  • yukichan · It sounds like you don't agree or you are puzzled by the rankings? Many on this site are as well! · 1054 days ago