Definitions for "HANDICAPPING"
Keywords:  sport, outcome, predict, horse, race
The art of evaluating a horse's past performance to determine the outcome of a race.
In the sports shown on Oddschecker, the only sport that uses handicapping is horse racing. All horses (once they've run often enough) are given an official rating. Ratings range from 0-140 points for flat racing and from 0-175 points for jump racing. Each point is equal to one pound weight (carrying the extra weight is the handicap). The handicap system is designed to ensure that all the participants in the race are well matched. Handicap)ratings for every horse are assessed and may be revised weekly depending on how well the horse performed given the quality of the other horses in the race
Studing and predicting the outcome of sporting events.