SIM2WIN™ Help and Support

This page also contains answers to the most common questions (Q & A,) our SIM2WIN™ complete help file, as well as minimum system requirements necessary to run our program.

Q & A

Q.   What exactly is SIM2WIN™?

A.   SIM2WIN™ will allow handicappers to simulate upcoming major stake races. By utilizing proprietary past performance data, HRS computers forecast the probable outcome for each upcoming stake event. Users can watch the predicted outcome of each race as it unfolds on their computer while viewing amazing, 3-D, full-screen graphics. All race contenders will be simulated with the most current past performance data to ensure the most accurate predictions possible. Users can also adjust a horse’s individual traits, including pace, trip and potential jockey strategies, to assist in achieving the most accurate potential outcome. Setting up the same races with various scenarios will help the handicapper truly understand the realm of potential outcomes and the frequency of their probability, which can lead to more rewarding betting strategies. This simulation tool will help both the most experienced handicapper as well as the novice in translating the sophisticated and complicated numeric past performance data available into a full-screen, 3-D visual event. In simplistic terms – it brings those numbers to life.

Back to Top

How do I get the latest SIM2WIN™ race files?

A.  This depends on whether you are a subscriber or if you purchase files one at time.  If you are a subscriber to SIM2WIN™’s yearly subscription service, email notifications will be sent to you to the email address registered in our system advising what current race files are available.  Those emails are sent 24 to 48 hours prior to the actual race event.  You simply click on the link within the email to retrieve those race files.  Customers purchasing single races who are not part of our subscription service can visit our online store by opening up the SIM2WIN™ application and clicking on the various links designated “Get Current Race Files”.  Customers will also be sent emails of available current race files.  Clicking on the link in the email will also take you to our online store.  After your purchase is made (we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover), users will be pointed to a specific link that will allow them to download the purchased SIM2WIN™ files directly into the SIM2WIN™ simulator.  All new files, either directly purchased or  through subscription, once installed will be available on the Select Prebuilt Race screen inside the SIM2WIN™ application. .

Back to Top

How big is the SIM2WIN™ program?

A.   The SIM2WIN™ program is approximately 25 mgs and will take about 3 minutes to install if you are using a cable modem or DSL.

Back to Top

Why is the SIM2WIN™ platform free?

A.   The actual SIM2WIN™ program that processes the individual race files is free. This will give potential subscribers the ability to try out our product before purchasing. The actual race files can be purchased on a per-race basis or a monthly subscription basis or may actually be part of an existing service package that you are already a member of through one of our partners. Certain partners offer the SIM2WIN™ race file free to their customers. If you have installed SIM2WIN™ directly through our SIM2WIN™ corporate website, you can sign up for additional races through the various programs we offer. If you signed up for SIM2WIN™ through a partner site, please see their website or contact them on how to obtain additional upcoming SIM2WIN™ race files.

Back to Top

Who is Horse Racing Simulation, LLC?

A.   We are a group of individuals just like you who have a great love for horse racing and wanted to participate in the sport outside of the normal spectator environment. We are developing technologies that will educate, entertain and, overall, create awareness for the horse racing industry. In short, we love the sport!

Back to Top

How do I learn about Horse Racing Simulation and your products?

A.   Visit our website, www.HorseRacingIsFun.com. You will also receive emails from time to time referencing our products and services.

If I have a problem installing your product, who can I contact?

A.   You can send an email to support@sim2win.com. We suggest you read the Help section and see System Requirements before emailing us

Back to Top

Why doesn't SIM2WIN™ run on my computer?

A.   SIM2WIN™ contains very high-end, 3-D graphics. Older computers or computers with not enough memory will not be able to run the game. The game will not run on Mac and is specifically developed for a Windows environment. If your computer is unable to run the game or you are experiencing errors while running the game or the graphics are not displaying properly, then more than likely it is a system requirement issue. Please check System Requirements.

Back to Top

Will my personal information be shared?

A.   We do not share your information, but we do from time to time communicate with you usually about SIM2WIN™ enhancements, new features, upgrades and, yeah, we're here to make a buck, too, so we'll probably send you a couple of relevant advertisements included in our communication. Don't worry, you can always tell us no or to stop sending these communications to you at anytime. Your name and email address will never be provided to any other entity by us. Read our Privacy Policy for full details.

Back to Top

Is SIM2WIN™ too complicated for me to understand?

A.   SIM2WIN™ was specifically designed to help the most sophisticated horse racing handicapper as well as the novice race fan. Novice race fans can use the product to help interpret the complicated numeric data that is provided in different horse racing past performance manuals. Simplifying the data and converting it into a visual event will allow users to spot horses of interest for wagering opportunities. The sophisticated handicapper can utilize SIM2WIN™ to run a race hundreds of times viewing different scenarios which can help them identify potential contenders at long odds. SIM2WIN™ allows the sophisticated handicapper to experience a variety of potential race setups and finishes for evaluating the best betting opportunities. SIM2WIN™ can also allow handicappers to look for consistent contenders under numerous race setup variations for potential long-shot plays. In its most simplistic format, fans can utilize SIM2WIN™ as a simplistic forecasting tool.

Can SIM2WIN™ really help my handicapping?

A.   Yes. SIM2WIN™ can not only help your handicapping, but can also help you make quicker decisions on your betting strategies. By being able to simulate a particular race hundreds of times under different scenarios and then modifying those scenarios, SIM2WIN™ can assist any level handicapper in confirming the horses s/he has already picked or help find horses that might not be readily apparent.

Our product can be as simple or as sophisticated as the user desires it to be.

Back to Top

Help File

Detailed Help is provided for each aspect of SIM2WIN for maximum enjoyment. Help Files can also be accessed from each in-game setup screen.

LOG-IN PAGE

  • SIM2WIN will help both the experienced and novice handicapper to translate the sophisticated and complicated numeric past performance data available into a full-screen, 3-D visual event. In simplistic terms, we bring those numbers to life. And, to even further assist handicappers, we provide the tools inside our product that allow them to adjust each horse's individual running style, just like jockeys and trainers would, to conform with the potential setup of how a race may play out. Allowing for those adjustments, handicappers will see visually who and how what horses might be affected by such adjustments and how it affects the outcome for any given race. The bottom line - as a simulation tool, SIM2WIN™ helps handicappers look for golden betting opportunities that are not necessarily obvious through traditional handicapping methods. It also helps the novice handicapper get a better understanding of horse racing in general.
  • Please refer to Adjust Setup Detail Page below and Detailed Results Page for more information on using our product as a handicapping assistance tool.
  • Please note that rarely while using SIM2WIN™ you will see a pop-up that indicates SIM2WIN™ (HRFAN) is running and you will not be able to proceed with the program. If this occurs, simply log out of SIM2WIN, click on the SIM2WIN™ icon and make sure you are at the Log-in page first and not the SIM2WIN™ setup page. If you are taken to the setup page, log out again and log-in again. If and when this occurs, no data should be lost from the program and you will be able to pick up where you left off.
  • Send Email to support@sim2win.com - Let us know your feedback, comments or questions. Send us the good with the bad. We are open to all your comments.
  • # On all screens, by clicking on the Show Picture button at the top right-hand corner of the page, the player has the ability to remove data and display the picture for enjoyment purposes.

SIM2WIN SETUP PAGE

File

  • Under File, Edit will close the product.

Edit

  • Options - Allows you to adjust the color depth based on your screen settings and resolution. If the screens do not properly fit into your computer screen you may need to adjust the resolution size. Users may want to try several sizes to see what works best for them. Resolution and animation optimization is important for program quality. The faster your computer is, the higher you can adjust the optimization bar. You may have to run several races at various adjustments. The rule of thumb is, the newer the computer, the more memory and power it has, the more you will want the slider bar to the right.

Play

  • SIM Summary - Simulation Summary (or SIM Summary) is a simplistic overview of all races run through the SIM2WIN™ product. The SIM Summary Page allows users to see a simplistic overview of the summary results generated by the SIM2WIN™ product. We suggest that when users are analyzing the same race numerous times under different scenarios that they run those summary results and keep them separate, allowing the user to obtain a quick overview of an expected race result played out numerous times but under similar circumstances.
    • The SIM Summary page provides the horse's name, the total number of races simulated, the total number of firsts, seconds and thirds (or in-the-money finishes) that each horse attained.
    • Earnings Per Start - SIM2WIN™ will calculate and retain the average earning per start for each horse simulated in a particular event. The importance of this feature is to potentially identify horses that most consistently finish in earning money - a great way to look for contenders for trifecta and superfecta wagers. It's also a great stat in identifying potential contenders in wide open races. We recommend paying attention to this particular feature when putting together multi-race exotic tickets. Horses displayed on the SIM Summary Page are displayed in descending order per their earning per start.
    • Best Speed Rating - Displays the highest speed rating a particular horse has obtained through the number of races simulated. This is an important figure when identifying contenders. This figure identifies the highest possible speed rating this horse can obtain based on that horse's past performance, current race conditions and competitors.
    • Average Speed Rating - This figure represents the average speed rating for a particular horse over the span of races simulated. Horses that consistently have high Average Speed Rating figures are considered better contenders than horses that throw off random high speed figures throughout the simulation process. The higher the average speed rating indicates the horse is a consistent contender under numerous race setups and outcome scenarios - in other words, a true contender under a wide variety of race setups. Horses that show a significantly lower average speed ratings than the top contenders can more than likely be eliminated as race contenders. Speed ratings are affected by not only the horse's ability but also by the current race conditions and pace scenario that can be expected with today's contenders. The average speed rating figure needs to be considered a major element when utilizing the SIM2WIN™ product.
    • Average Odds - Part of any good handicapping strategy is the ability to identify good betting opportunities. SIM2WIN™ helps bettors provide the best possible betting opportunities by calculating over 150 different factors in generating what we call "value odds". Average odds represents a number that our simulation software believes is an initial fare betting proposition. Horses whose actual odds are lower than the average odds calculated represent a less than optimal return potential. Average odds do not play a role in identifying the contenders, but actually do play a role in identifying betting value. If a particular horse is identified, for example, with odds of 20:1 in the SIM2WIN™ product but in a hundred simulations is unable to win one race and the actual odds of the horse are 50:1, this does not mean that we believe that this particular horse is a betting value. Even though his odds are significantly higher than the SIM2WIN™ forecast odds, his performance through the simulation tool is substantially lower than the expected adds, therefore we would rule that horse as a non-contender no matter what the actual odds are. Average odds are best in identifying contenders who, through the simulation product, finished consistently in the money under various race setups and whose average odds are higher than the SIM2WIN™ product's forecasts, in other words, a true potential contender with a strong value proposition. Utilizing average odds with average speed ratings and their overall earnings per start is a very simplistic way to quickly identify true contenders at value.
    • Average End Energy - This is a simplistic overview of the amount of energy the horse would have had based on previous performance throughout the simulation process. Horses finishing with good energy are not necessarily contenders in a particular race. The same goes for horses finishing with little energy who may not be considered non-contenders. When reviewing the SIM Summary Results page, you will notice that even some of the poorest performers through various simulations will show continuous good energy left. The reason is that the race setup or the distance of the race may not allow a particular horse to truly perform at his best level. Ending average energy needs to be looked at in conjunction with all the other SIM Summary results.
    • Hint: Horses with good energy and low average speed ratings are not likely contenders.
    • Hint: When reviewing the SIM Summary page, Average Speed Rating and in-the-money percentages should be considered two of the most important factors when looking for consistent contenders.
    • Hint: Horses with high best speed ratings and low in-the-money finishes may represent good opportunities to eliminate low-priced horses from key "winner place positions" in exotic bets.
    • Hint: A horse with more than a 20-point difference in Average Speed Ratings can automatically be looked at as a non-contender.
    • Hint: Horses with no in-the-money finishes with at least 50 races simulated under numerous race scenarios should be considered non-contenders.
    • Hint: Horses consistently finishing second or third with Average Speed Ratings within 7 points of the top contender may be great horses to include in exotic wagers, especially when actual odds exceed the average odds projected.
    • Hint: It is important when simulating races if you are absolutely convinced that a horse's performance will either exceed or fall under his expected performance, adjust that horse accordingly under the Race Setup Details button on the Field of Horses page. If you are absolutely convinced a horse's performance will be dramatically different, better or worse, adjusting that performance accordingly in the Race Setup Details section will help adjust the overall race and pace setup. Increasing or decreasing a specific horse's performance can dramatically affect the performance of other contenders. NOTE: Adjusting Race Setup Details will apply to only one race. For example, if simulating the race 50 times, the last 49 races will be reset back to the original race setup, and then randomized.
    • Hint: When simulating races, adjusting the favorite's performance up and down might help identify potential long-shot contenders.
    • Hint: Never use the simulation program as a race prediction tool. Never simulate a race under only one scenario. The more a particular race is simulated, the easier it becomes to identify the true contenders at optimal odds.
    • For a more detailed understanding and a complete review of each horse's performance under every simulated race, simply highlight and click the particular horse that interests you. The SIM2WIN™ summary will then launch a detailed past performance history of that particular horse's individual performances simulated through the product. The detailed history will include the following: track name, distance, track surface conditions, pace including the fractional times for the leader at each pole, final time, starting post position, position of designated horse at each call, finish and either margin of victory or margin behind the winning horse, computer odds, speed rating and the first three finishers in the simulated event. These races will be listed with the most recent simulated races first.
    • To get more specific details on each race, simply highlight and click on a particular race from the past performance screen and view the full detailed results chart, which includes all the contenders, their positions at each call in the race, their finishing position, winning distance or the distance from the horse immediately behind them. It will also include the track variant, the winner's speed rating, pace fractional times and the winner's fractional times. This information allows users to identify why particular horses are contenders in specific simulated races and why they are not in other races. This information identifies to the user the probability of horses finishing as contenders under various race setups.

Help

  • Check for Updates - Ability to check for the most recent operating version of the SIM2WIN™ platform.
  • Send Email Support - As long as you're connected to the Internet, you should be able to launch and send an email with any questions or concerns directly from this link.
  • Go to Online Store - The online store will take you to all products offered by Horse Racing Simulation LLC unrelated to the SIM2WIN™ product.
  • Go to Online Store (Horse Files) - To purchase and download the latest SIM2WIN™ horse files or to view what horse files are available, click this selection.
  • Go to Web Site - This will take you to the Horse Racing Simulation LLC corporate website to see all of our web properties and to get an overview of HRS LLC.
  • View Module Versions - This helps us identify the actual version of SIM2WIN™ you are running on your computer. It's best to provide us this information when sending us a support email.
  • Set Diagnostics On - Helps us identify any problems you might be experiencing and should be utilized only under direction of Tech Support.
  • Set Diagnostics Off - Helps us identify any problems you might be experiencing and should be utilized only under direction of Tech Support.
  • File Checker - When encountering a problem or error, by launching the File Checker, diagnostics are generated that will help us determine what is causing the problem or errors. Simply follow the instructions to transmit the File Checker report to us.

SIM SUMMARY

  • SIM Summary - Simulation Summary (or SIM Summary) is a simplistic overview of all races run through the SIM2WIN™ product. The SIM Summary Page allows users to see a simplistic overview of the summary results generated by the SIM2WIN™ product. We suggest that when users are analyzing the same race numerous times under different scenarios that they run those summary results and keep them separate, allowing the user to obtain a quick overview of an expected race result played out numerous times but under similar circumstances.
    • The SIM Summary page provides the horse's name, the total number of races simulated, the total number of firsts, seconds and thirds (or in-the-money finishes) that each horse attained.
    • Earnings Per Start - SIM2WIN™ will calculate and retain the average earning per start for each horse simulated in a particular event. The importance of this feature is to potentially identify horses that most consistently finish in earning money - a great way to look for contenders for trifecta and superfecta wagers. It's also a great stat in identifying potential contenders in wide open races. We recommend paying attention to this particular feature when putting together multi-race exotic tickets. Horses displayed on the SIM Summary Page are displayed in descending order per their earning per start.
    • Best Speed Rating - Displays the highest speed rating a particular horse has obtained through the number of races simulated. This is an important figure when identifying contenders. This figure identifies the highest possible speed rating this horse can obtain based on that horse's past performance, current race conditions and competitors.
    • Average Speed Rating - This figure represents the average speed rating for a particular horse over the span of races simulated. Horses that consistently have high Average Speed Rating figures are considered better contenders than horses that throw off random high speed figures throughout the simulation process. The higher the average speed rating indicates the horse is a consistent contender under numerous race setups and outcome scenarios - in other words, a true contender under a wide variety of race setups. Horses that show a significantly lower average speed ratings than the top contenders can more than likely be eliminated as race contenders. Speed ratings are affected by not only the horse's ability but also by the current race conditions and pace scenario that can be expected with today's contenders. The average speed rating figure needs to be considered a major element when utilizing the SIM2WIN™ product.
    • Average Odds - Part of any good handicapping strategy is the ability to identify good betting opportunities. SIM2WIN™ helps bettors provide the best possible betting opportunities by calculating over 150 different factors in generating what we call "value odds". Average odds represents a number that our simulation software believes is an initial fare betting proposition. Horses whose actual odds are lower than the average odds calculated represent a less than optimal return potential. Average odds do not play a role in identifying the contenders, but actually do play a role in identifying betting value. If a particular horse is identified, for example, with odds of 20:1 in the SIM2WIN™ product but in a hundred simulations is unable to win one race and the actual odds of the horse are 50:1, this does not mean that we believe that this particular horse is a betting value. Even though his odds are significantly higher than the SIM2WIN™ forecast odds, his performance through the simulation tool is substantially lower than the expected adds, therefore we would rule that horse as a non-contender no matter what the actual odds are. Average odds are best in identifying contenders who, through the simulation product, finished consistently in the money under various race setups and whose average odds are higher than the SIM2WIN™ product's forecasts, in other words, a true potential contender with a strong value proposition. Utilizing average odds with average speed ratings and their overall earnings per start is a very simplistic way to quickly identify true contenders at value.
    • Average End Energy - This is a simplistic overview of the amount of energy the horse would have had based on previous performance throughout the simulation process. Horses finishing with good energy are not necessarily contenders in a particular race. The same goes for horses finishing with little energy who may not be considered non-contenders. When reviewing the SIM Summary Results page, you will notice that even some of the poorest performers through various simulations will show continuous good energy left. The reason is that the race setup or the distance of the race may not allow a particular horse to truly perform at his best level. Ending average energy needs to be looked at in conjunction with all the other SIM Summary results.
    • Hint: Horses with good energy and low average speed ratings can almost be eliminated with sure certainty as contenders in a particular race.
    • Hint: When reviewing the SIM Summary page, Average Speed Rating and in-the-money percentages should be considered two of the most important factors when looking for consistent contenders.
    • Hint: Horses with high best speed ratings and low in-the-money finishes may represent good opportunities to eliminate low-priced horses from key "winner place positions" in exotic bets.
    • Hint: A horse with more than a 20-point difference in Average Speed Ratings can automatically be looked at as a non-contender.
    • Hint: Horses with no in-the-money finishes with at least 50 races simulated under numerous race scenarios should be considered non-contenders.
    • Hint: Horses consistently finishing second or third with Average Speed Ratings within 7 points of the top contender may be great horses to include in exotic wagers, especially when actual odds exceed the average odds projected.
    • Hint: It is important when simulating races if you are absolutely convinced that a horse's performance will either exceed or fall under his expected performance, adjust that horse accordingly under the Race Setup Details button on the Field of Horses page. If you are absolutely convinced a horse's performance will be dramatically different, better or worse, adjusting that performance accordingly in the Race Setup Details section will help adjust the overall race and pace setup. Increasing or decreasing a specific horse's performance can dramatically affect the performance of other contenders.
    • Hint: When simulating races, adjusting the favorite's performance up and down might help identify potential long-shot contenders.
    • Hint: Never use the simulation program as a race prediction tool. Never simulate a race under only one scenario. The more a particular race is simulated, the easier it becomes to identify the true contenders at optimal odds.
    • For a more detailed understanding and a complete review of each horse's performance under every simulated race, simply highlight and click the particular horse that interests you. The SIM2WIN™ summary will then launch a detailed past performance history of that particular horse's individual performances simulated through the product. The detailed history will include the following: track name, distance, track surface conditions, pace including the fractional times for the leader at each pole, final time, starting post position, position of designated horse at each call, finish and either margin of victory or margin behind the winning horse, computer odds, speed rating and the first three finishers in the simulated event. These races will be listed with the most recent simulated races first.
    • To get more specific details on each race, simply highlight and click on a particular race from the past performance screen and view the full detailed results chart, which includes all the contenders, their positions at each call in the race, their finishing position, winning distance or the distance from the horse immediately behind them. It will also include the track variant, the winner's speed rating, pace fractional times and the winner's fractional times. This information allows users to identify why particular horses are contenders in specific simulated races and why they are not in other races. This information identifies to the user the probability of horses finishing as contenders under various race setups.
  • On all screens, by clicking on the Show Picture button at the top right-hand corner of the page, the player has the ability to remove data and display the picture for enjoyment purposes.

RACE SETUP PAGE

  • Pre-Built Race Option / Pick from Pre-built Races - By clicking on this radio button, a user can choose from the designated races listed under Pick Desired Race screen below. Featured upcoming stake races are titled with their name and the actual event date they were installed. Player Saved races are simply given a number. Simply highlight the race you desire to display. The race's information and details will appear in the right on the Race Data screen in detail. Click the Continue button at the top of the page to move to the next setup phase of the program.
  • An additional option is displayed on the screen for the user. The additional functions include Scramble Post Positions, Randomize Horse Traits and Adjust Performance Variability. Scrambling the post positions is not recommended when running the simulator in order to portray the most accurate outcome. Scrambling post positions can sometimes help handicappers understand why the computer is simulating particular outcomes in certain races. Depending upon the race distance, the horse's starting position, other horses' starting positions, the horse's running style and the other horses' running styles, scrambling post positions can have a dramatic affect on race outcomes. Horses that might be set up for a good ground-saving or stalking trip might find themselves either blocked in along the rail or wide throughout the turn losing ground. Again, keeping the horses in their proper post positions is highly recommended. Only scramble post positions for comparison purposes.
  • Ramdomizing horse traits and adjusting performance variability allows users of the SIM2WIN™ product to evaluate a wider range of potential outcomes under various race setups. Every horse has an expected performance range and certain factors can affect that performance in a positive or negative manner on any given day. Running simulations under various performance setups truly will help identify real contenders at fair value for the handicapper.
    • Performance variability dropdown tab consists of six classifications of variability adjustments. The following suggestions should be followed when utilizing the SIM2WIN™ product:
      1. 1.   None - No adjustment in performance variability is only recommended for small fields of very high quality, consistently performing horses. It is not recommended for young horses nor is it recommended for races of more than six horses. You can also use the None or No Variation dropdown when specifically adjusting individual horses on the Field of Horses page through the race setup details tab.
      2. 2.   Minimal and Low Performance Variability - Should be used for high-level stake horses with normal field sizes. It should also be utilized with high-level stake horses when adjusting individual horses on the Field of Horses page through the race setup details tab.
      3. 3.   Normal Trait Variability - Recommended for high-quality filly and mare races or any caliber of allowance or stake horses for all field sizes.
      4. 4.   High Trait Variability and Extreme Train Variability - Should be utilized when trying to identify potential long-shot contenders in large fields of allowance and stake races. It should also be utilized when simulating races with young horses, claiming races, multiple horses coming off of long races, or races consisting of multiple horses who have recently had extreme variations of performance over several recent races.
    • Performance variability is important when users believe the horses in the races they're simulating can and will show a wide variety of performance variabilities. When simulating races and adjusting performance variability, it is important to simulate numerous races under several performance variability levels to help look for consistent contenders at each level. Remember, the key to SIM2WIN™ is to find consistent contenders under various races and performance variations at the best possible odds.
    • Once you've picked your designated race, chosen your performance variability, randomized your horse traits, simply hit the Continue button to proceed to the Field of Horses page. Hitting the Continue button may trigger an alert asking you if you would like to erase the past performance history of this particular race you've built so far running through the simulator. We suggest running races in batches based on various setups and performance variations. and tracking and evaluating that data before erasing past performance history. We also suggest not saving past performance history when consistently adjusting randomized horse trait and performance variability, especially when you're further adjusting the race setup screen on the Field of Horses page. Past performance data should be categorized and saved as long as the race parameters remain the same or only slightly modified. Saving in categories based on slight modifications is more valuable and makes it easier to track a history of potential outcomes.

FIELD OF HORSES PAGE

Help

  • Top left-hand corner will display the name of the event being simulated, the eligible horses, distance and purse value. Users have the ability here to scratch horses before continuing.  If a horse has been scratched since the time the file was distributed, highlight and click the designated scratched horse and then hit the “Scratch Horse” button.  The program will want to confirm that you do want to scratch this horse.  Click “yes” and the “Continue” button to move forward in the program.  Please note:  when scratching a horse, you are only scratching him from this group of simulations.  When re-running the simulations from Start, you will have to scratch the designated horse each time.
  • Horse Traits - Will display the horse's name, our computer-suggested odds based on what the computer believes the probable finish will be, speed ability, stamina and general running style. These give the user a quick overall evaluation of how the race will set up. Modifying a horse's running style by using the Adjust Race Setup Details button will more than likely generate a less-than-optimal performance. Exceptions to this are horses that are designated with multiple running styles with words such as "flexible" or "flexible/near pace". This indication means that this particular horse has multiple running styles. Another exception may be to adjust a horse's running style if too many horses in the race have the same running traits.
  • Betting Pools - This is a simulation of a pre-determined betting pool. The initial odds in the betting pool is determined by the computer projecting the probable odds based on the entered horses, their current form, post positions and racing strategy as compared to the other horses entered in the race. A variation of any of these factors will adjust the odds and then be adjusted in the betting pool.

ADJUST SETUP DETAILS PAGE

  • Adjust Setup Details allows the users to adjust and change the basic race strategy for each horse.
    • Users have the ability to adjust and modify the race setup details for each horse.
  • Adjusting Race Setup allows the user to run the race out under a variation of pace scenarios. Compare adjustments you make in the Race Setup Details to jockey instructions to each horse. It's important to note that by adjusting Setup Details, you are not altering a horse's overall ability or adjusting his form. You are simply changing the projected running style of the individual horse you modify. For example, under Pace Strategy, a horse may normally be considered a front runner desiring to be on or near the front of the race. Most horses have predictable, consistent running styles. Adjusting these running styles and, again, comparing it to jockey instructions, you are asking your horse to perform outside his normal performance parameters, which may or may not be beneficial for that horse during this race and may or may not affect the performances of other horses inside the race, as well. Modifying a horse's pace strategy for a particular race allows you to evaluate how a race may turn out when horses are asked to perform outside of their normal parameters.
  • Hints when using the Adjust Setup Details page:
    • Changing a horse's strategy, for example, from stalker (a horse that usually stays near the pace) and asking him to go for the lead as a front runner doesn't mean your horse is capable of reaching the front and he may never obtain it.
    • Slight modifications in race strategies are more realistic than drastic changes. Again, horses have a comfort level in performance and in most cases, the more dramatic the change: a) the less likely they are to do it, and b) the more probable it is that it will be detrimental to the race.
    • When adjusting details on any horse, consider all the horses in the race and what their abilities are before making an adjustment.
    • Adjusting details will allow you to simulate races under a wide variety of pace scenarios and help you look for consistent top performers, which can be very beneficial when using our game as a handicapping tool for upcoming live races.
    • Make adjustments casually. Try not to adjust more than one or two horses at a time with each running of a simulated race. Over-adjusting any given horse or too many horses may not provide any real valuable information from a race handicap perspective.
    • Horses that consistently finish in the money while making adjustments is a true indication of a real race contender.
    • All adjustment parameters are made within the horse's true starting attributes allowing for the most realistic, predictable outcome.
    • All adjustments are based on the track surface designated for the upcoming race.
    • When making adjustments to any horse(s), the computer may or may not further adjust the other horses in the race, which is the same effect you would have from jockeys in the real race.
    • When using our product as a race predictor, it is best to use the adjustment tools in conjunction with the results that are displayed on the Detailed Results Page and the sim summery page, particularly the ending energy levels. To get a true understanding of energy levels and other key end result factors, please see the Help section of the Detailed Results Page.
    • Our customers have told us that the combination of adjusting race setup details and looking for consistent top finishers in conjunction with the data displayed on the Detailed Results Page, particularly ending energy levels, can be an absolute advantage and benefit when handicapping upcoming real races. Our testimonials indicate large payoffs for our customers utilizing this combination effectively.
  • Please Note: When adjusting setup details for other horses, it does not necessarily mean that the adjusted horses will perform according to the adjustments you made. The computer always makes a final adjustment and tries to bring the race into a more realistic format and moves the other horses as real jockeys would. As an example, just because you set the pace strategy for all horses to go for the lead does not and will not make all horses go for the lead. Some are just not capable and the computer will look at that pace strategy as unrealistic.
  • How to Change a Strategy for a Horse:
    • When the Adjust Setup Details page is open, simply highlight the horse on the left side of the screen in blue and then make your adjustments accordingly.
      • Lane Strategy - Using the slider, you will be able to adjust the lane strategy of your horse from 2 to 9. This is like telling your jockey to avoid traffic during the race and keep the horse to the outside as much as possible. Lane strategy is also a good evaluation of a jockey's ability. Adjust the lane strategy number higher will indicate a tougher trip for the horse and affect his overall finish. If in today's simulated race, certain horses are getting significant jockey changes, adjusting the lane strategy and performance adjustment slider can allow a user to account for a better, more enhanced performance or a poorer performance. For example, if today's jockey is significantly better than the horse's previous jockeys over his last several races, adjusting the lane strategy to 2 or 3 and enhancing the performance by sliding the performance adjuster to a positive 1 or 2 will slightly enhance the horse's ability and the jockey's trip. An opposite scenario - a jockey change on a particular horse, which can be viewed as less than optimal or negative, adjusting the lane strategy to a higher number, like 3, 4 or 5, and adjusting the performance slider to a negative number will negatively affect the horse's and jockey's performance in the simulated race. Lane strategy adjustments above 6 should only be utilized when a handicapper feels that no matter how the race sets up because of initial post position, jockey or anticipated trip a particular horse may receive, the horse will lose significant ground throughout the race and can be significantly penalized.
      • Weight Carried - Adjusting the weight carried up allows you to take into consideration horses that come in overweight, which basically above the designated minimal weight the horse has been assigned. For example, if a horse is assigned 122 pounds in a race and the jockey's weight comes in 3 pounds above that weight, a user has the ability to make that adjustment to account for the additional weight.
      • Pace Strategy - This is an indication of how you would want a jockey to position your horse at the start and early-going of the race. Again, indicating 'going for the lead' does not mean your horse will be able to do that. The computer may totally ignore your pace strategy setup if it's outside the horse's ability and/or too many other horses have a similar strategy.
      • Target Pace - Represents a number from 86 to 100 and is an effort of your horse's speed to be utilized during the early part of the race. Think of 86 as a conserve-energy pace and 100 as an all-out sprint. Hints:
        • Horses that are natural closers being asked for a higher target pace early on may dramatically affect their performance at the end of the race.
        • Lowering the target pace for horses that are natural front runners does not necessarily mean they will conserve energy or be an assurance that they will have more energy at the end of the race.
        • Adjusting target pace should be done conservatively and a horse should never be adjusted to either the low extreme or high extreme of the target pace identified in the race. A horse's target pace is normally a natural attribute.
      • When to Move - This is an indication of where you will ask your horse to provide a maximum effort. The slider moves from early in the race to late in the race. Just as in pace strategy, the computer may ignore your instructions on when to move based on several factors: a) it's just not in your horse's ability to move at that part of the race; b) the move conflicts with the pace strategy and target pace you've already set up; c) the computer feels that your move instructions are irrelevant because the actual race while being played out is moving in a contradictory manner to your instructions. Example: You ask the horse to move late in the race, but the early pace is so slow, the horse will be instructed to move earlier and stay within striking range during the stretch run.
      • Performance Adjustment - SIM2WIN™ allows handicappers to make additional individual performance adjustments on each horse to consider factors that the SIM2WIN™ program might not have considered. There are so many factors to consider as to why a horse may perform better or worse on any given day, very astute handicappers who have the ability to pick up on such performance variations can make those adjustments and see how they affect how the rest of the race will simulate. Horses that have significantly trained better over the last few days or weeks or who have recently been taken over by a new barn that continually shows improvements when first acquiring a horse, trainers that consistently move a horse's performance up through a variation of combinations, such as change of distance, change of surface, change of jockey, first time lasix, the addition of blinkers or other equipment changes, and many other factors can now be accounted for in the SIM2WIN™ program and calculated as part of the simulation result. Adjusting the performance slider to the right will enhance a horse's ability above and beyond the simulator's expectations by approximately one length per number. By sliding the bar to the left, the opposite affect will occur. Adjusting a horse's performance outside the expectations of the simulator can dramatically modify the performance and finishing positions of other key contenders. It's important that any performance adjustments are evaluated under numerous race scenarios to look for other contenders at a strong value proposition.
  • Summary - Adjusting race setup details, particularly for upcoming live races (as part of our simulator product), will take time to perfect. We suggest keeping diligent notes of your adjustment details in conjunction with the details found on the Detailed Results Page and the sim results page and compare those to the actual race results. After a while, you will find a combination of strategies that can produce hidden opportunities for wagering. Please consider jockey changes, layoffs, trainer changes and any other factors that you feel, in their own right, may dramatically affect a horse's performance. We are always looking for comments and feedback on how users utilize the Adjust Setup Details. Please share them with us. Our simulation product is built with over 100,000 lines of code. Think of it as a utility to open up great doors of opportunity in evaluating, analyzing and picking consistent winners. Although the basic simulation product will consistently display contenders, those who take the time to perfect, manage, record and evaluate results over time will generate the most profitable results. One other thing to keep in mind, any adjustments made through the Adjust Race Setup Details screen are only effective one race at a time. When making adjustments and then simulating races in batches of more than one, only the first race simulated will perform according to the adjustments made on the Adjust Race Setup Details screen. The rest of the races will be simulated based on the normal simulated processes utilized by SIM2WIN™ under the general instructions provided through the pre-built race page, which only includes performance variability in general, randomized horse traits and the scramble post positions feature.
  • Adjust Post Positions - Sometimes there are late scratches, which can then require horses to change post positions. To adjust the post position on a designated horse, simply highlight the horse with your mouse and adjust the horse's post position by using the arrow key up or down to the horse's proper post position.

SIMULATING MULTIPLE RACES

  • The Simulation parameter screen allows the user to simulate multiple races under the same performance variability without running races one at a time. Slide the repeat race times slider to the right to the designated number of races you wish to simulate. Anything over one simultaneous simulation will automatically suppress a visual display. If you want to simulate a race using our 3-D race viewer, you may only simulate one race at a time. Even if you select or decide to simulate races individually, users can suppress the view feature by simply checking the Suppress Display Field on the lower left-hand corner of the Simulation Parameter Screen. Once a user decides whether to run multiple races simultaneously or to either suppress the display or visually run the race through our graphic engine, the user can either check the Run Sim button in the simulation parameter field or Run Race button above the displayed horse information.
  • On all screens, by clicking on the Show Picture button at the top right-hand corner of the page, the player has the ability to remove data and display the picture for enjoyment purposes.

KEYBOARD HINTS RACES

  • This page will only display if a user of the simulator wants to actually watch the 3-D simulation.
  • The Keyboard Hints Page provides all the key functions to control all the camera angles and camera control features that are available when a simulation is running. Please review all of them carefully so you can maximize your enjoyment of our 3-D, full-screen simulations.

DETAILED RESULTS PAGE

  • Continue Button - Will take you back to the Select Pre-built Race page where you can choose the same race to simulate again or choose a different race.
  • Sim Summary Button - Simulation Summary (or SIM Summary) is a simplistic overview of all races run through the SIM2WIN™ product. The SIM Summary Page allows users to see a simplistic overview of the summary results generated by the SIM2WIN™ product. We suggest that when users are analyzing the same race numerous times under different scenarios that they run those summary results and keep them separate, allowing the user to obtain a quick overview of an expected race result played out numerous times but under similar circumstances.
    • The SIM Summary page provides the horse's name, the total number of races simulated, the total number of firsts, seconds and thirds (or in-the-money finishes) that each horse attained.
    • Earnings Per Start - SIM2WIN™ will calculate and retain the average earning per start for each horse simulated in a particular event. The importance of this feature is to potentially identify horses that most consistently finish in earning money - a great way to look for contenders for trifecta and superfecta wagers. It's also a great stat in identifying potential contenders in wide open races. We recommend paying attention to this particular feature when putting together multi-race exotic tickets. Horses displayed on the SIM Summary Page are displayed in descending order per their earning per start.
    • Best Speed Rating - Displays the highest speed rating a particular horse has obtained through the number of races simulated. This is an important figure when identifying contenders. This figure identifies the highest possible speed rating this horse can obtain based on that horse's past performance, current race conditions and competitors.
    • Average Speed Rating - This figure represents the average speed rating for a particular horse over the span of races simulated. Horses that consistently have high Average Speed Rating figures are considered better contenders than horses that throw off random high speed figures throughout the simulation process. The higher the average speed rating indicates the horse is a consistent contender under numerous race setups and outcome scenarios - in other words, a true contender under a wide variety of race setups. Horses that show a significantly lower average speed ratings than the top contenders can more than likely be eliminated as race contenders. Speed ratings are affected by not only the horse's ability but also by the current race conditions and pace scenario that can be expected with today's contenders. The average speed rating figure needs to be considered a major element when utilizing the SIM2WIN™ product.
    • Average Odds - Part of any good handicapping strategy is the ability to identify good betting opportunities. SIM2WIN™ helps bettors provide the best possible betting opportunities by calculating over 150 different factors in generating what we call "value odds". Average odds represents a number that our simulation software believes is an initial fare betting proposition. Horses whose actual odds are lower than the average odds calculated represent a less than optimal return potential. Average odds do not play a role in identifying the contenders, but actually do play a role in identifying betting value. If a particular horse is identified, for example, with odds of 20:1 in the SIM2WIN™ product but in a hundred simulations is unable to win one race and the actual odds of the horse are 50:1, this does not mean that we believe that this particular horse is a betting value. Even though his odds are significantly higher than the SIM2WIN™ forecast odds, his performance through the simulation tool is substantially lower than the expected adds, therefore we would rule that horse as a non-contender no matter what the actual odds are. Average odds are best in identifying contenders who, through the simulation product, finished consistently in the money under various race setups and whose average odds are higher than the SIM2WIN™ product's forecasts, in other words, a true potential contender with a strong value proposition. Utilizing average odds with average speed ratings and their overall earnings per start is a very simplistic way to quickly identify true contenders at value.
    • Average End Energy - This is a simplistic overview of the amount of energy the horse would have had based on previous performance throughout the simulation process. Horses finishing with good energy are not necessarily contenders in a particular race. The same goes for horses finishing with little energy who may not be considered non-contenders. When reviewing the SIM Summary Results page, you will notice that even some of the poorest performers through various simulations will show continuous good energy left. The reason is that the race setup or the distance of the race may not allow a particular horse to truly perform at his best level. Ending average energy needs to be looked at in conjunction with all the other SIM Summary results.
    • Hint: Horses with good energy and low average speed ratings can almost be eliminated with sure certainty as contenders in a particular race.
    • Hint: When reviewing the SIM Summary page, Average Speed Rating and in-the-money percentages should be considered two of the most important factors when looking for consistent contenders.
    • Hint: Horses with high best speed ratings and low in-the-money finishes may represent good opportunities to eliminate low-priced horses from key "winner place positions" in exotic bets.
    • Hint: A horse with more than a 20-point difference in Average Speed Ratings can automatically be looked at as a non-contender.
    • Hint: Horses with no in-the-money finishes with at least 50 races simulated under numerous race scenarios should be considered non-contenders.
    • Hint: Horses consistently finishing second or third with Average Speed Ratings within 7 points of the top contender may be great horses to include in exotic wagers, especially when actual odds exceed the average odds projected.
    • Hint: It is important when simulating races if you are absolutely convinced that a horse's performance will either exceed or fall under his expected performance, adjust that horse accordingly under the Race Setup Details button on the Field of Horses page. If you are absolutely convinced a horse's performance will be dramatically different, better or worse, adjusting that performance accordingly in the Race Setup Details section will help adjust the overall race and pace setup. Increasing or decreasing a specific horse's performance can dramatically affect the performance of other contenders.
    • Hint: When simulating races, adjusting the favorite's performance up and down might help identify potential long-shot contenders.
    • Hint: Never use the simulation program as a race prediction tool. Never simulate a race under only one scenario. The more a particular race is simulated, the easier it becomes to identify the true contenders at optimal odds.
    • For a more detailed understanding and a complete review of each horse's performance under every simulated race, simply highlight and click the particular horse that interests you. The SIM2WIN™ summary will then launch a detailed past performance history of that particular horse's individual performances simulated through the product. The detailed history will include the following: track name, distance, track surface conditions, pace including the fractional times for the leader at each pole, final time, starting post position, position of designated horse at each call, finish and either margin of victory or margin behind the winning horse, computer odds, speed rating and the first three finishers in the simulated event. These races will be listed with the most recent simulated races first.
    • To get more specific details on each race, simply highlight and click on a particular race from the past performance screen and view the full detailed results chart, which includes all the contenders, their positions at each call in the race, their finishing position, winning distance or the distance from the horse immediately behind them. It will also include the track variant, the winner's speed rating, pace fractional times and the winner's fractional times. This information allows users to identify why particular horses are contenders in specific simulated races and why they are not in other races. This information identifies to the user the probability of horses finishing as contenders under various race setups.
  • Order of Finished Chart - Shows the exact order of finish by each horse, the margin of victory and the final odds.
  • Time of Race Screen - Compares both the race times and the winner's times, side-by-side, as well as the track variance and winner's speed rating.
  • Footnotes Box - This first shows each horse's individual fractional times in order of finish. End Lane shows the number of feet off the rail the horse was when crossing the wire. Turn Loss is the amount of distance measured in horse lengths lost by the individual horse going around turns. Block Loss is the amount of distance lost by each horse due to their ability to proceed while being blocked. The Blocked Horse notes do not consider momentum loss. Bump Loss is the amount of ground lost by the horse when bumped during the race. It's possible for horses to have multiple comments in the Bump Loss field identifying multiple bumps during the race. Lane Change Loss - this is ground lost by a horse moving from one lane to another. Lane Change Loss can also be affected by a tiring horse, either drifting out or drifting in during the race. End Stamina is the amount of theoretical energy the horse had left at the completion of the race. A positive number indicates that the horse was not fully utilized to his ability. This can be caused by several factors: a) a troubled or blocked trip not giving the horse the ability to fully extend himself; b) the horse racing at a less than perfect distance, therefore, in theory, never finding his best stride at top speed. The higher the end energy number, the greater the energy the horse had left. A negative energy number is an indication that the horse's theoretical energy levels were fully exerted prior to the end of the race and that the horse was probably losing ground, depending upon the energy of the other horses at the wire. Negative energy levels can be an indication of the following: a) a poor jockey ride, which can be further evaluated by analyzing some of the other notes such as Curve Loss, Bump Loss, etc; b) too much energy exerted at some point during the race (example: too fast, too soon); c) the horse racing at a less than perfect distance; d) a horse racing against horses that are simply better or of a higher class. The finishing energy level in itself can be utilized as a great handicapping tool in simulating upcoming races. Horses consistently finishing with too much energy or negative energy consistently below the average energy levels of the other horses can be an indication that either the class of horses, the racing conditions or the competitive field as a whole with their combined race strategies make it highly unlikely for this particular horse to perform effectively and get a winning effort. In order to best evaluate the horse's final energy level, it is best to simulate the same race over and over again under various race setup conditions and look for horses with not only consistent finishes, but consistent yet minimal positive energy left. This is a clear indication of a contender with these horses in this race scenario. The combination of this in conjunction with the information provided on the Sim Summary Page gives a handicapper all the information necessary to find the most probable contender at the highest possible odds.

SIM2WIN™ is the only 3-D horse race forecasting tool that allows the user to make final adjustments in both the race setup and individual horse performance. SIM2WIN™ has taken 7 years to develop and has consistently been proven to generate substantial profit when utilized in combination with good money management skills as well as a solid understanding of horse racing and horse race handicapping. SIM2WIN™ provides a tremendous advantage to a novice handicapper over other novice handicappers. SIM2WIN™ provides a sophisticated handicapper additional information not obtainable through any other available resource. Whether you're just beginning to understand horse racing or you are a serious handicapper, the SIM2WIN™ product will pay for itself very quickly. It truly is a one-of-a-kind handicapping program.

  • On all screens, by clicking on the Show Picture button at the top right-hand corner of the page, the player has the ability to remove data and display the picture for enjoyment purposes.

If you need any other help, please contact us at support@sim2win.com. Relax and enjoy! May all your races, both simulated and real, be winning ones.

Download SIM2WIN's Free Demo