Its been another frustrating few days because of the weather, with several horse racing meetings having to be abandoned as a result of frost, snow and general awful conditions.
Ive often wondered what the horse racing board take into account when they consider rescheduling bigger races, for example at Doncaster recently the Mares Hurdle and the Lightning Novices were saved but the Sky Bet Chase was not. I asked the knowledgable people on the racing forum and received a great link to the following blog by Ruth Quinn, Director of Racing at the Horse Racing Authority. http://www.britishhorseracing.com/goracing/blogs/racing.asp
On to HorseRaceBase news, with the first mini System Builder upgrade done, we are now focusing on the major upgrade, which is moving along very nicely indeed. I reckon it will hopefully go ahead in the next few days, possibly Sunday but ideally before. Once thats done there are a whole host of further upgrades to start processing for the site.
Ive decided to use this blog as a way of listing the improvements as they go on. So when we do anything in any way significant ill list it on here.
Ideally i want to be writing the blog every day or at least every couple, with more insight into racing each day, the tools i use personally and discussion on the talking points at the time. But its important to concentrate fully for now on the pending issues with the site.
One very important feature to be added soon, will be the Speed element. Its something we are commonly questioned about, in terms of when it will be ready. To combat previous issues we had, we will now have standard times, adjusted times and a HRB speed rating, created by comparing times to standard and performing a calculation based on several different factors. People can then use whatever they want, if they are interested in Speed.