Welcome to HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings

Welcome to the home of HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings. Our old website can still be viewed here, for a limited time, but all up-to-date information can be found here on the new site.

HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings are designed for a statistics-grounded value approach to horse racing over jumps in the UK. Unlike conventional race ratings, they offer the backer an authoritative guide to both form and value. The program which generates the ratings uses Bayes’ theorem to calculate each horse’s chance of winning. The resulting figures are then recalculated to give an edge in the backer’s favour. Hence the acronym: Horserace Optimum Odds Forecast.

The HOOF  National Hunt race ratings service publishes accurate, innovative, and informative race ratings, with the emphasis placed firmly on finding good value. We have been on the Internet since the 1995-96 NH season, initially as a free service, and latterly by subscription.  The success of the race ratings and the integrity of the service means that we have stood our ground with a small but loyal nucleus of satisfied users.


The System B pages have been updated with a free downloadable spreadsheet containing the data for the HOOF Race Ratings 2013-14 season (November-April inclusive). Click on the System B link to download.

The HOOF race ratings archive has now been updated with the spreadsheet for the 2013-14 season.

Top-rated results for 2013-14 have now been updated. Click on the link in the side panel to see the table.

Following the traditional summer break, HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings will return for a winter campaign. The season will begin on 1st November 2014 and end on 30th April 2015.

The history behind HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings