Form & Ratings

Form & Ratings

A vital part of following Hearts Racing horses is comprehensive information about their form.

The resources of the Virtual Form Guide are used to provide detailed form and ratings to Hearts Racing subscribers.

We produce a form guide and Hearts Ratings when any horse is accepted to race.

Hearts Racing subscribers also get free access to Hearts Ratings (Xtra & Consistency) for Melbourne and Sydney races every Saturday.

Consistency Ratings

Virtual Form Guide Consistency Ratings provide a quick summary of the long term win percentage of the horse, it's trainer, jockey and sire. Adding the percentages together provides an overall view of the consistency or otherwise of several factors associated with the horse. Consistency Ratings are available as soon as nominations are processed for any meeting. They are updated upon acceptances and after scratchings on race morning. Read more.

Xtra Ratings

Virtual Form Guide Xtra Ratings take into account times, weights, distance suitability, positions in running, barriers, beaten and winning margins, the class of race and the overall field strength. The entire history of a horse's career is evaluated and an emphasis on recent form patterns, together with consistency and fitness levels provide the basis for the Xtra Rating. Read more.

Form Guide

Virtual Form Guide Form was Australia's first online form guide and provides comprehensive form for all Australian, New Zealand and Hong Kong race meetings. Non-TAB meetings are covered. Also included are comprehensive performance statistics for horses, jockeys, trainers and stallions. The form is updated on a daily basis and includes full details such as colours, positions in running, margins, betting etc. Read more.

With this information, Hearts Racing subscribers can work out what are the main chances in any race we contest.

A key element of successful racing is "placement". This is the skill of the trainer in entering a horse for a race it can win.

Hearts Racing subscribers will get an insight into this fascinating process by closely studying the form and ratings we provide for upcoming races.

If you wish to have this information for all races, you can subscribe to Virtual Form Guide services which will provide ratings data for every race every day, Australia wide.