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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: 


Rating
Guideline for voting
10
Horse of the Year types
9
Grade 1 winning performance
8
Grade 2 winning performance
7
Grade 3 winning performance
6
Allowance winners
5
Maiden and claiming race winners
4
Have not won yet or infrequent winners


What the Nation is saying about HRN Power Rankings Explained...

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?' · 26 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · What Sullivan said :) · 26 days ago ·
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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!!
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Private Zone is running sep 4 at Del Mar, good luck to Good Friends Stable.
Magic Middleton was named by my best friend since 1974- She herself owns an incredible racing stable in. Kentucky.- my only child/son joined the 101st Airborne 502nd unit; he disn'told make it back to the USA alive My best friend named this horse in my son's honorI've watched track videos of his racing... & believe he has great potential. He'sxa large horse who seems to prefer to come from behind on courses. 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 distances..
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  • kaitlinefree1 · i'm so sorry for your loss. i hope this horse does really well! i'll be rooting for him. · 258 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Sorry for you loss, Marlene. I wish you the best of luck with your horse. · 258 days ago ·
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Horse of the YEAR!
Magic Middleton was named by my best friend since 1974- She herself owns an incredible racing stable in. Kentucky.- my only child/son joined the 101st Airborne 502nd unit; he disn'told make it back to the USA alive My best friend named this horse in my son's honorI've watched track videos of his racing... & believe he has great potential. He'sxa large horse who seems to prefer to come from behind on courses. 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 distances..
hi gm i am find a horse galop flat plat 3/4 years prefere on the right hand run plus and the sand run pls conntact me by mail bugi@maltanet.net prefere a horse blood france /england thanks
Since my handicapping and wagering skills have gone down the toliet. I'll take anyones tips and opinions on how to pick winners and handicap better.
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  • travel_vic · NO ONE ALIVE is as good at one venue over others. I bet Oaklawn EVERYDAY because my style is very well accepted ther, but not at West coast venues...GO WHERE YOU DO WELL and leave the rest alone. · 269 days ago ·
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  • jmac500 · Del Mar is actually best track usually but not lately. · 269 days ago ·
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Well I didn’t know where to post so I’ll put it here. Since the mini contest was popular I’ll be doing it again for this weekend of racing. There will be 5 races with 2 bonus races. Race points will be as followed: 1st – 10, 2nd – 5, 3rd – 2, 4th – 1. The bonus races will have a different set of points: 1st – 20, 2nd – 15, 3rd – 10, 4th – 5. You may pick 2 horses per race and the points will be given out according. There will be a few rules: If your horse gets scratched you get the race time favorite and. If your horse gets disqualified or the results are changed the point system will be used. I will be posting the races tomorrow, so if you want to be involved post here.
Nice work today CD
Gottcha Chu chu is a filly that you better watch for next results! She's improving and now she knows "how tastes" get the first place!Congrats Gottcha Chu Chu!