Since the company was founded by Phil Bull it has grown into an internationally renowned organisation. Timeform ratings are now widely accepted as the definitive measure of racing merit, the Racehorses and Chasers & Hurdlers annuals are keenly collected, and publications like the Timeform Race Card and Timeform Black Book have become indispensable to thousands of serious punters.
On this page you can learn about the main events in Timeform's history, and develop an insight into how we keep Timeform ahead of the field.
Here are some of the most significant events in Timeform's history...full story
Timeform ratings on the Flat stretch right back to the first Racehorses annual, which came out in 1948, and over jumps to the time of the first jumps Black Books in the early-60s...full story
The ratings that appear in Timeform Race Cards and in Race Passes are already adjusted to the weights allocated in the race. For customers interested in learning more about the method of calculation this article covers the process...full story
Timeform has a team of handicappers who assess anything and everything from the Derby at Epsom to claiming hurdles at Auteuil...full story
There is a common misconception that handicapping involves little more than guessing which horse has “run to form” and basing the entire assessment of the race on that shaky premise...full story
Timefigures measure the performance of horses not on their form one against another but in terms of time...full story
One of the most important functions of Timeform's team of racecourse
representatives is to provide concise physical descriptions of racehorses...full story
Timeform is part of the Betfair Group of companies.
Betfair was founded in 1999 and pioneered the first successful Betting Exchange. Today we provide a full range of sports betting and gaming products to over 950,000 customers. Betfair is one of the largest online betting and gaming operators in the UK market and has a global reach, with customers in more than 100 countries.
The Betting Exchange, which enables customers to come together to bet with each other, put Betfair on the map and transformed the Company from a start up to a member of the FTSE 250 in just 10 years. The Exchange remains the Company’s unique differentiator in a competitive marketplace.
In 2013, Betfair launched a Sportsbook to run alongside the Exchange. Both products address different sections of the sports betting market, and both link into each other in highly innovative ways.
TVG is also part of the Betfair Group. TVG features up to eight live races an hour from 60 racecourses, mostly in America, from 12pm-12am (ET), seven days a week.
Timeform ratings for horses in Australia and New Zealand are provided courtesy of Gary Crispe of Racing and Sports
Some of the pedigree information found in Timeform publications is provided by Weatherbys.
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