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
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
Like Timeform, TVG is part of the Betfair Group of companies. TVG features up to eight live races an hour from 60 racecourses, mostly in America, from 12pm-12am (ET), seven days a week.
Some of the pedigree information found in Timeform publications is provided by Weatherbys.
Timeform ratings for horses in Australia and New Zealand are provided courtesy of Gary Crispe of Racing and Sports
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