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(Last Updated on - 05/17/2013 06:25:50 AM )
QuickHorse 2013 Updates - EXIT QUICKHORSE before you Install this UPDATE!!
05/17/2013 - 0517 13.5.1a - After a 2 day shakedown of the new release amongst users, we recommend that you reinstall the latest update. For Pay Data users this is a must, and you must then rebuild your database to incorporate our fixes to the Pay Data Convert program. For ALL USERS we've added a race list feature. Now you can simply click on "Select Race" on the method display, and a list of all the races in the race program will appear. Simply click on a race on that list.
Our payment processor has changed and we must make this a mandatory update. This update will also update some database values automatically - please read and follow the directions during the installation of the update.
What is QuickHorse Class?
With QuickHorse '11 we're introducing more differentiation in the "class" of races. We've create Pre_Race_Ratings and Post_Race_Ratings into our QuickHorse data, along with our calculated "BrisClassRating" values for each horse for each race. A new method which includes a CLASS column has also been added to QuickHorse '11.
How does the addition of CLASS help you the handicapper?
For those of you who've used Supertune or Backtest to look for potential winning plays, you know that up to now the only way you could differentiate "CLASS" of a horse, was using the GRADES, but doing so would often leave you with very few races to supertune with. On the new Supertune/Backtest displays in QuickHorse '11 we've introduced CLASS TIERS and CLASS LEVELS to allow you to differentiate the class of races used to supertune. Class Tiers are 3 different collections of horses related to one another by the types of races they've run in, and how they performed in those races. A Tier 1 Class Horse would be an animal that has been running in Claiming Races or Maiden Special Weights. Tier 2 Class Horses are allowance and non-graded stakes horses. Tier 3 classed horses are those running in Grade Stakes Races.
You can tell immediately from a horse's BrisClassRating (our calculation only - pay data users can not use Tiered Classes to handicap with) if they are a Tier 1 (score of 0-49), Tier 2 (score of 50-79) or Tier 3 (score 80-99). When you supertune Tier 2 races, QuickHorse will select only those races having a Post_Race_Rating of 50 to 79. Your track profile then will be targeted at this class of animal, versus inclusion of all horses as has been the case before QuickHorse '11.
What about the data I already have? Do I need to redownload history data to get these new Class figures?
When you install this update, the first thing QuickHorse will do is update your races and past performance lines with this new information. Depending on the size of your database this may take a few minutes or maybe a couple of hours. When you decide to download this update, make sure you can let QuickHorse have time to update your database to add these new values. We recommend downloading it at the end of the evening, and then simply let it run. Once QuickHorse automatically updates your database you will be able to use the new features. If you want to redownload history, however, you can do that as well. We've updated all our history with these new data items. Before downloading the history again, however, it is important to have QuickHorse delete all of your current data first. To do this, simply UN-SELECT EACH QUICKHORSE TRACK YOU PLAY and when you do, tell QuickHorse to remove all the data for this track from your computer. After doing so, for each track, you can RESELECT the track as you download history for it using QuickHorse's history feature.
Note for those of you using pay data, we've not changed anything, as you are content with using Brisnet's Pay Data. For free data users we've created another set of web pages which describe our free data. You can find that web site here -
You can also access this library website using the HELP MENU BAR feature and selecting the site from the online links found on that popup.
As many of you know, understanding what data is available is helpful when creating your own Columns and Methods and to understand the included columns and methods within QuickHorse.
Thanks for trying and using our QuickHorse product!
FIREWALLS can totally shut down our software and others' software when you update. If you download this update and the software immediately shuts down, then please disable or reconfigure your firewall. Our advice is to get rid of software firewalls an just get one for your router. If you have a firewall installed but you don't understand how to control it, it is best to disable it as it will cause you more frustration than any harm it will prevent to your computer.
Make sure before downloading to close all QuickHorse windows. After downloading make sure that you install the version shown above rather than re-installing an earlier version. This complete update has been updated to include all the service packs shown below. When installing this update, keep in mind it is not the COMPLETE QuickHorse but only those files which current Subscribers need. You should therefore install this update DIRECTLY OVER-TOP your current installation.
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