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|California Chrome Earns Highest Equibase Speed Figure of 2016|
Equibase today released the final lists of the top Equibase Speed Figures earned in each racing division during 2016. The lists for current and past years are available through the North American Racing Leaders section of equibase.com.
Horse of the Year in 2014 and a finalist for the same honor in 2016, California Chrome won six other races last year in addition to his top-ranked performance, including the Dubai World Cup, Pacific Classic, and Awesome Again Stakes. California Chrome is expected to make the final start of his career in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on January 28.
Rounding out the top three winning performances of 2016 by Equibase Speed Figures were Tourist, who earned a 128 for his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, and Photo Call (Ire), who earned a 127 for her victory in the First Lady Stakes at Keeneland.
The chart below shows the top Equibase Speed Figures earned in 2016 by Eclipse Award categories with the horse, race name, and track.
The Equibase Speed Figure is the world’s most widely distributed speed figure and is published in more than 13 million official past performance programs sold in North America annually. The figure is a numerical assessment of the quality of a horse’s final time in a North American Thoroughbred race.
Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through its website, mobile platform and mobile applications, Equibase offers a comprehensive array of free statistical information as well as premium handicapping products and reports in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry.