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.

2014-15 SEASON
Following the traditional summer break, HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings have returned for the customary winter campaign. The season began on 1st November 2014 and will end on 30th April 2015. A full season’s ratings cost £99, with reductions pro rata for those joining after the start of the season.

The history behind HOOF National Hunt Race Ratings

The top three went through the 7-race card at Wetherby on 15th November.
Bulas Belle 16/1 (third-top)
Top Gamble 85/40 (second-top)
Silver Dragon 9/2 (second-top)
What A Good Night 5/1 (second-top)
One Track Mind 1/1 (second-top)
Forced Family Friend 5/2 (second-top)
Steel Summit (top)

The top two went through the 7-race card at Fontwell on 16th November.
Bredon Hill Lad 1/1 (top)
Wizards Bridge 13/8 (top)
Gorgehous Lliege 8/1 (second-top)
Kings Lad 9/2 (second-top)
Beau Lake 5/2 (second-top)
Southway Star 4/11 (top)
Zero Visibility 4/1 (second-top)