The Growth of Ratings2Win

The Growth of Ratings2Win

2017
December 1

Our client base now includes media broadcasters, jockey managers, racehorse trainers and of course many well-known professional punters.

Our client base now includes media broadcasters, jockey managers, racehorse trainers and of course many well-known professional punters. R2W also continues to safeguard the edge that Axis provides by continuing to limit licence availability and by rejecting all corporate bookmakers as potential clients. Our development has seen many improvements to Axis, chief among them the new WQR Rating. A product of Paul’s personal overview and adjustment of all Australian races. A New Comments module now allows for semi-automated comments creation and new First files now deliver form files even sooner while continuing our error correction protocols which sets us apart from all other data providers. We have added ability to merge client’s personal ratings with the market to create a blended market, which is a first for any Australian Racing software. Additionally, there were many, many other smaller improvements and in-line with our policy, all of the above has been provided at no additional developmental cost to clients. Behind the scene changes delivered improvements in speed and efficiency of our Axis software. Our continued refinements of our ratings has seen their performance climb against the average of all our available data (122,500+ races), and lastly we have instigated further data security and diversified our backup procedures to create an even more secure platform for processing and delivery of data to clients.
  • Intelligence Rating – Top Pick 27%, Top 3 59.0%
  • Speed Rating – Top Pick 24.0%, Top 3 54.4%
2015
December 1

Introduced new WFA adjustments and WFA ratings

Another action packed year. We have introduced new WFA adjustments and WFA ratings, also a new Exotics module with features the industry has not seen before, increased the speed of our database, made further progress into securing clients data via offsite backups, introduced steward comments, and new race splits and sectionals available for all TAB races in Australia. We also have HK form, one that actually distinguishes between turf and AWT tracks unlike the current Au official form which has Sha Tin as one track. There is the new Verify Race Day Track Condition module which allows clients to detect the true track speed as the meeting progresses, and we expanded the Key race to Key day which allows a more comprehensive performance comparison using all races run on the day in question, finally we created subscriber tutorials to help clients with getting to know our program. The Ratings remain rock steady. A consistent performance and industry leader, our clients can depend on. Yet we continue to bag the Big dividends. Based on 93,000 races the current strike rates are;
  • Intelligence Rating – Top Pick 26.8%, Top 3 58.5%
  • Speed Rating – Top Pick 24.0%, Top 3 54.3%
2014
December 1

Axis fast becoming the go to choice for many Australia’s top punters

It has been a busy 2 years with Axis fast becoming the go to choice for many Australia’s top punters. We have added many new functions such as PRE and POST race adjustments to ratings and a unique way of looking at Previous Encounters between horses and more data including Rail positions, Gear and Trials. We have introduced a limited number of licences, this policy ensures that our clients can continue to exploit the benefits that the software provides. Finally and most importantly we continue to improve the ratings. In 2014 we have introduced 2 major rating improvements which will increase the ratings strike rate in years to come. Based on all 76,000 races, the current rating continue to perform consistently and the strike rates are;
  • Intelligence Rating – Top Pick 26.8%, Top 3 58.4%
  • Speed Rating  – Top Pick 24.0%, Top 3 54.3%
The Ratings remain rock steady. A consistent performance and industry leader, our clients can depend on. Yet we continue to bag the Big dividends. Based on 93,000 races the current strike rates are;
  • Intelligence Rating – Top Pick 26.8%, Top 3 58.5%
  • Speed Rating – Top Pick 24.0%, Top 3 54.3%
2012
December 1

Again improved following an intensive 2 months of development

Axis is again improved following an intensive 2 months of development in areas of speed rating algorithm, race times and the BASE figure. Based on over 42,000 races, the current rating strike rates are; Intelligence Rating – Top Pick 26.7%, Top 3 58.1% Speed Rating – Top Pick 23.8%, Top 3 54.1%
October 1

Axis officially released to the public

Right on schedule, Axis is released officially to public.
  • Intelligence Rating strike rate – Top   Pick 26.3%, Top 3 57.4%
  • Speed Rating strike rate – Top Pick 23.3%, Top 3 52.6%
June 1

Axis released in beta

Axis is released in beta, EWDB undergoes further improvements to rating algorithms that continues towards the Axis release.
February 1

Programming for Axis begins

The decision is made to create a unique product for sale. The programming for Axis begins. Shortly afterwards Ratings2Win Pty Ltd is incorporated.
2011
October 1

Change to the race variant algorithm resulted in increased strike rate

  • Intelligence Rating strike rate – Top   Pick 25.8%, Top 3 56.8%
  • Speed Rating strike rate – Top Pick 23.1%, Top 3 51.7%
July 1

Began out-sourcing the verification of race and sectional times

We begin out-sourcing the verification of race and sectional times whilst continuing to clock races and sectionals as a back stop.
May 1

Total overhaul to the Pars and track variants drastically improve the strike rates of all ratings

  • Top pick Intelligence Rating strike rate 25.4%*
  • Top pick Speed Rating strike rate 22.7%*
January 1

PIR is greatly improved with the acquisition of settling positions for all horses in all races.

2010
October 1

Intelligence Rating is added to the program.

  • Top pick Intelligence Rating strike rate 24.3%*
  • Top pick Speed Rating strike rate 22.1%*
July 1

Program is overhauled to eliminate as many errors as possible

Further critical errors were discovered in the official form so the program is overhauled so as to eliminate as many errors as possible.
April 1

Position In-running (PIR) was added.

January 1

Version 1 of EWDB (Rating Program) is adopted.

  • Top pick Speed Rating strike rate 21.4%*
2009
June 1

Paul and Michal combine forces to develop a software program to be called EWDB

This program is to combine the best of Paul’s and Michal’s ideas further building on the spreadsheet concepts currently used.
2007
October 1

PkD rating was introduced.

April 1

The Indicators were introduced.

February 1

The LWD ranks were introduced

2006
November 1

First error correction algorithms devised, program is improved

Some errors detected in the official form, first error correction algorithms devised, program is improved and hence becomes more complex.
  • Top pick strike rate 18.9%*
May 1

Complex Spreadsheet produces speed ratings

Some of the R2W ratings begin. Complex Spreadsheet produces speed ratings.
  • Top pick strike rate 18.5% *