HRN Power Rankings Explained

How To Rate Your Favorite Horses

Once you've created your free account, you're ready to login and rate any horse on Horse Racing Nation - from Secretariat and the Top 250 Horses of All-Time to your favorite Kentucky Derby contenders

Rating horses

What are the different rankings? 

Each time you rate a horse (or person), it impacts their overall rating and ranking.  This creates rankings in different categories, including: 

ACTIVE RANKINGS
  - Kentucky Derby 2021
  - Top 100 Active
  - Top 3-year-old fillies
  - Top International
ALL-TIME RANKINGS
  - Top 250 Horses
  - Fillies & Mares of All-Time


How Ratings Work

Each horse's rating is given a statistical computation based upon user ratings. The ratings are move than just an average as the rating is based on the number of votes each horse has received. This prevents a horse from being ranked #1 in the all time ranking with just a single vote of 10.

Thus it is important to vote horses based on ability, not in an attempt to "move them up."  

You can vote on each horse once per week.   


How To Fix Errors

If a horse has been retired (or deceased) and should not be included on the active lists, just go to that horse's page and click "edit" and edit the status and save. 


How should I rate horses? 

Everyone has a different opinion, but below are some general guidelines for rating 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