Welcome to the Racing and Sports web site. My name is Gary Crispe. I have been a form and ratings analyst on Australian and overseas racing for many years.
For almost two decades, I worked closely with the legendry Don Scott in the development of class/weight rating standards for Australia and New Zealand. Subsequently Don used these values for several of his renowned books.
I worked as the Chief Handicapper for the nationally distributed WIZARD form guide, as well as the DAILY FORM SERVICE, and was also the Racing Editor for the prestigious weekly ratings publication SUPERFORM from 1985-2002.
More recently I have appointed as Timeform's Australian Handicapper and have worked closely with Timeform in the UK on expanding the global Timeform ratings database.
In 1998, together with Robert Vilkaitis, Racing and Sports was developed to take advantage of internet and emerging technology opportunities in online publishing.
The objective of the Racing and Sports Web site has always been to be at the forefront of online publishing for the racing, breeding and sporting communities and to present - on a daily basis- the latest, breaking racing,breeding and sporting news as well unique evaluation reports and varied statistics for upcoming race meetings and sporting events.
I invite you to peruse the site details below. I am certain you will find several topics which will interest you, whether a punter, breeding enthusiast or sports follower.
B.Ec, B.Tech(civil), MIEAust, CPEng
The Racing and Sports web site has been the Market Leader in its field since it first launched in 1998, setting the standard for others to follow and changing the online publishing landscape for ever with innovative presentations, up-to-the-minute news, detailed analysis and content for the online community.
The Racing and Sports web site is the largest online publishing web site for racing, breeding, sporting and race fashion news, analysis, race day information and statistics in the southern hemisphere.
With traffic levels around the 50 million hits per month the Racing and Sports site sits comfortably in that position.
Racing and Sports Pty Ltd employs a team of specialists covering many disciplines from a dedicated racing related IT Department to Award winning racing and Sporting journalists and experienced form analysts.
Each day, Gary Crispe provides a unique Race Preview while Chris Scholtz's lists his daily selections and makes a special audio form preview available after 11am each Saturday race morning.
Other free services available for every TAB meeting across Australia and most New Zealand TAB meetings include;
- Race day Statistics (race fields, jockeys, trainer and jockey statistics, pdf 3 start form, relevant race day barrier stats, head to head analysis and much more)
- Free Neural Algorithms - a new and exciting pre race form analysis tool based on complex mathematically modeling
- Stewards/gear reports for upcoming meetings
- Unique Race Results service for all TAB meetings across Australia (includes race time and prizemoney analysis)
- Profiler (Free form look up for Horse, jockey and trainer history records with unique profile analysis)
- Breeding Sire Tables with Timeform ratings
- Timeform News, Analysis and Ratings section (Australia/New Zealand and Europe)
- Special Sire Profiles
- Unique Stallion Features
- Latest Sports News
- Major Sports events analysis
- Gallops, Glamour and Style - racing fashions
- Feature Promotions for major racing events
- Free fortnightly Newsletter (readership over 22,000)
These are just some of the features available on the site and readers will see new initiatives gradually introduced as we advance this exciting online venture.
In a short period, Racing and Sports Pty Ltd has forged relationships with many significant influences, both in Australia and overseas.
Apart from owning and operating the Racing and Sports web site the company has earned the reputation as being the leaders in racing technology in Australia.
As evidenced by the significant number of web site design and development Awards the company has received, including one for its own racing and sports web site, there is no doubt Racing and Sports Pty Ltd has set the "standard" for internet site design and development.
Racing and Sports software design team specialize in database development, networking solutions and providing general software solutions for the modern office or business seeking an edge and cost savings.
Racing and Sports pioneered the first video replay of Australian horse racing on the internet as well as conducting live video and audio streaming of major yearling sales throughout Australia.
Racing and Sports designed and developed the outstanding racing software Stablewatch used by Australia's leading trainers Gai Waterhouse and Aquanita Racing Stables and many others. It has also been marketed globally. (www.stablewatch.com.au)
It is a state-of-the-art communication systems not only for the thoroughbred market but also for general applications.
Stablewatch is a communications package designed for thoroughbred trainers to effectively and efficiently communicate with their owners through a web-based application.
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse has this to say about Stablewatch,
"I find Stablewatch a very good means of communicating with my large stable of owners. It allows me, in a timely and cost effective way to disseminate race day information on their horses."
Stablewatch also has a high-end Interactive Voice Response (IVR) module which was designed, written and developed by Racing and Sports. The system allows mobile phone users direct access to data bases for recording and sending voice messages. See www.stablewatch.com.au for further details.
MyMediaCast a general communications software package was also developed by Racing and Sports. (www.mymediacast.com.au)
MyMediaCast is a communication facility which allows businesses of any size to effectively communicate with clients, staff members, media contacts and any number of defined sub groups, using SMS, Faxes and emails.
MyMediaCast also has other functions such as online questionaires and a revolutionary Newsletter Publishing software package. See www.mymediacast.com for further details.
Racing and Sports owns one of the largest privately owned thoroughbred and breeding data bases and employs full time form analysts and video watchers who continually maintain the content.
The data base contains factual data as well as collected data from Racing and Sports analysts including weight/class ratings, time ratings, OzeSpeed Ratings and Timeform Ratings.
Racing and Sports provides weight/class ratings to AAP for use in their range of retail form products as well as media ratings to the Australian Newspaper network.
Racing and Sports also uses these same ratings in their own form and ratings retail products.
Racing and Sports has developed revolutionary OzeSpeed Ratings used in "americanised" form products sold in North America on Australian racing.
These figures have been developed so they are directly comparable to the legendary Beyer Speed Figures used by North American horse players.
Racing and Sports has developed Neural Networking (artificial intelligence techniques) applications for outcome prediction in horse racing and provides this feature, free of charge, on the Racing and Sports website.
In addition, Racing and Sports own award winning journalists produce news content for a range of other web sites and betting outlets.
More recently, Racing and Sports has developed complex software for the delivery of racing products internationally including the pioneering RS.TV service for betting outlets in Australia and overseas. (link to RS.TV)
RSTV is a new age product designed for the easy dissemination and display of Racing and Sporting information for the corporate market.
Now TAB agencies, Pubs/Clubs and Betting Outlets can simply display the latest information directly to their customers.
The information developed is of the highest quality and designed to stimulate wagering transactions through re-investment hence attracting and keeping customers in the outlet.
Racing and Sports Handicapping Team product several popular selection service and form retail products for readers for purchase.
RaceStats, HorseStats, Computer RaceCards, R&S Ratings Cards and the Final Report have been designed to fill every punters' need.
Because the Racing and Sports web site has a vast online audience, it is a perfect vehicle for Race Clubs to utilize for marketing and promoting their feature events.
Racing and Sports has conducted successful campaigns for several major clients. (http://www.racingandsports.com.au/racing/featurelinks.asp)
Racing and Sports Form experts provide form analysis for major racing stables and race clubs.
Racing and Sports has a significant hardware infrastructure which allows the company to offer competitive hosting solutions for clients.
Racing and Sports serves up information on a DELL Quad Xeon servers located in a Defence Grade Housing security environment in Canberra and provides one of the most advanced hosting solutions to their clients in Australia.
The Racing and Sports servers deliver the power required to drive the dynamics of today's websites - and tomorrow's.
With technical strategic alliances overseas, Racing and Sports is able to offer the best solutions, utilising technology and dedicated networks and bandwidth, from within Australia or overseas.
While disaster may strike at anytime, and even though Racing and Sports relies on other third party telecommunication providers. Racing and Sports is proud of the fact that since the introduction of our own server hosting solution we have had 99.9% up time.
The Racing and Sports servers host a number of web sites from many disciplines.
Racing and Sports developed the mini site Gallops, Glamour and Style which provides a different aspect for racing enthusiasts focusing on the glamour and raceday fashions.
Copyright in all Racing and Sports materials/products on this site is owned by Racing and Sports.