I would really appreciate your help. If a Racehorse is carrying as an example 9-10 lbs why is the Official Rating 104?
I would have thought it would equal 9x14 + 10 lbs thus making a figure of 136.
I appreciate your time and knowledge in explaining how the OR is calculated especially in relation to the weight carried on the day.
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Each race has its own conditions which determine the maximum and minimum weight - if you go to the Racing Post website - click racecards - click the race name - tick conditions box - you will be shown these conditions eg
£4,000 guaranteed For 3yo+ Rated 51-70 (also open to such horses rated 50 and below) Weights highest weight 10st Weight raised 2 Minimum weight 8-9, 3-y-o 8-1 Penalties after June 26th, each race won 6lb Signore Momento's Handicap Mark 68 Entries 25 pay £ 20 Penalty value 1st £2,590.40 2nd £770.80 3rd £385.20 4th £192.40
So the official rating (OR) will determine how much weight the horse will carry relative to the OR of the other horses in the race.