Developer Notes

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Latest Release Info

Date Release Comment
19/10/2020
  • Bug fixes and search engine optimisation.
10/10/2020
  • Added Left handside or horizontal menu support (change in profile settings).
09/10/2020
  • New menu system with option under profiles to condense for smaller screens.
  • New profile options to add photos, change colours from dark to light mode.
  • Speed improvements to live ratings, tipping stats and tips.
  • New icons for System Management screens.
05/10/2020
  • Added improvements to the comments system.
04/10/2020
  • Released new Systems and filters with dozens more filters. Now also easier to manage and update systems.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
21/09/2020
  • Allow users to select a list of favourite jockeys and trainers that will appear as a against trainer and jockeys names on racecards. This can be done through settings on your user profile.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
06/09/2020
  • Added race runners next race details on next race summary for enhanced and pro subscribers.
  • Improved tip and live rating layouts.
  • Improved performance when pressing form button.
30/08/2020
  • Changed single jockeys and trainers to cover all jockeys and trainers, as customers were confused with the top rated only view.
29/08/2020
  • Enhanced and Professional Subscribers can now view all BetTurtle notebook runners each day from the pointers menu.
16/08/2020
  • Enhanced and Professional Subscribers can now set the date of racing. This allows them to replay a days racing and check results and stats.
31/07/2020
  • Pointer, daily runners and racecard performance improvements.
  • Added on run jockey and trainers pointers report (watch out for the eye symbol on racecards too).
19/07/2020
  • Added Lay of Day and Back Stats to 90 Day Tipping Stats.
19/07/2020
  • Added Lay of Day and Back Stats to 90 Day Tipping Stats.
28/06/2020
  • Improved systems display performance and fixed some bugs.
  • Added pointers for all green horseshoes, ratings and well handicapped horses.
13/06/2020
  • Added summary stats to racecards.
06/06/2020
  • Added cards for 5 day declarations.
  • Enabled upto 1 year of system backtesting.
  • Performance improvements across the site.
  • New trainer and jockey stats under the Racecard form section.
  • Improved machine learning algorithms.
26/01/2020
  • Added new Pro subscriber Download stats for 'TopRTypeTrainer', 'TopRTypeJockey'.
  • Resolved issue with Pro stats downloads.
  • Resolved issue system stats not generating past results.
13/01/2020
  • Added new Pro subscriber Download stats for 'HCAPScore', 'SameJockey', 'GoodGoing', 'ORWinner', 'ORWins', 'ORPlaced', 'ORPlaces', 'HighClassWin', 'CatClassWinner', 'GradeWinner', 'HighGradeWinner', 'CatGradeWinner', 'BestTip', 'ShrewdTrainer'.
  • Improved download data key to show what information is available to download and filter based on your subscription level.
12/01/2020
  • Added extra cards and system filters for Form and Speed ratings colours (green is good, amber is okay and red is poor).
  • Filter on whether a horse has been placed at today's handicap mark or higher.
  • Check how many times a horse has been placed at today's handicap mark or higher and the highest mark the horse has been placed at. Visit the Stats-Ratings tab to view this.
  • On the Stats-Conditions page you can now click the numeric values and you will see a graph appear showing additional conditions information, such as the range of distances or going types a horse has run over with wins/runs performance comparisons.
  • Bug fixes and more performance improvements.
05/01/2020
  • Added graphs of other conditions the horse has raced under on the Stats-Conditions menu.
  • Bug fixes and more performance improvements.
04/01/2020
  • Improved the summary racecard to include filtering support.
  • Improved layout and presentation of website content.
  • Enabled refresh and refresh & delete on systems cards.
  • Fixed numerous bugs.
  • Added additional data to runner list and pointers.
  • Added some performance improvements.
30/12/2019
  • Fixed problem with Form and Tables.
  • Improved filter, stats and shortlist button formatting and logic.
  • Improved table formatting for stats to allow mobiles and tablets to see information more easily.
  • Now able to shortlist and read form from Stats sections.
26/12/2019
  • Improved icon help.
  • Added courses stats for jockey and trainer profiles (Form-Trainer/Jockey Profiles).
  • Improved mobile device layouts.
22/12/2019
  • Layout improvements.
  • Ability to re-apply horse filters from All Filters button.
21/12/2019
  • Stats tables now support horse filters and binned runners.
  • Additional icon, colour and help on race cards.
  • Improved system display performance.
  • Improved the home page.
28/11/2019
  • Search engine improvements.
24/11/2019
  • Changed automatic system creation limits for all subscribers.
  • Enable decimal odds from user profile.
03/11/2019
  • Added pointer report showing horses currently at vlaue prices.
20/10/2019
  • Added Sire going, distance and class stats.
  • Added Ability to Filter Same and Higher grade winners.
19/10/2019
  • Added Trainer/Jockey combo stats to horse and trainer information and to jockey popup.
05/10/2019
  • Added horse profiles, provides an added age to understand the unique characteristics and preferences for a horse.
21/09/2019
  • You can now create your own automated betting systems from the systems menu.
  • You can now add your system tips to your shortlist for today.
14/09/2019
  • Click the horse position on tips, past systems, pointers, etc and a popup of the race result will appear.
09/09/2019
  • Added ability to delete and re-instate horses from a race. Click the bin to delete and the bin with up arrow to re-instate.
18/08/2019
  • Fixed an issue displaying past results.
  • Added distance beaten to racecard.
  • Added odds rank filtering to horse filters.
  • Added show all horses button to temporarily override any filters on the racecard.
17/08/2019
  • Added 60 day tipping stats for My Shortlist selections.
13/08/2019
  • Added the ability to filter horse information on the Search Runners. This allows subscribers to visually see all the horses running that meet their criteria
10/08/2019
  • Added the ability for Enhance and Pro subscribers to filter horses using a number of BetTurtle statistics and race criteria.
04/08/2019
  • Added the ability for customers to change the BetTurtle colour scheme from their profile page.
03/08/2019
  • Added race filtering.
30/07/2019
  • Added draw statistics.
28/07/2019
  • Added race course characteristics to form lists and race card course name (click the links).
26/06/2019
  • Added good performances to conditions stats. Provides a better view on horses conditions preferences rather than simply win strike rate.
31/05/2019
  • Major upgrade with new website design and branding.
  • User profiles added to allow users to provide additional information to benefit from an improved, tailored experience.
  • Shortlist button added to racecards to allow filtering on shortlisted horses.
  • Shortlist totals added to Today's Runners.
  • Updated website help and documentation.
  • Added charts and graphs for Enhanced and Pro subscribers.
  • Numerous bug fixes.
25/04/2019
  • Added My Shorlist that lists out the horses with selected.
  • Added My Notebook that list horses to be followed in future races. Subscribers click the on a racecard to add it to the list.
23/04/2019
  • Added ability to tip or shortlist horses and see the most popular selections across subscriber base.
  • Improved performance of loading racecards.
  • Improved the data formatting for the popup horse summary to make it easier to provide insight.
  • Updated race stats to include raceinfo icons and the ability to click the horses name to retrieve the popup horse summary.
  • Fixed missing social media problems
  • Fixed bug where the number of runs since last wins was incorrect at time.
19/04/2019
  • Added form summary to the meeting summary when the horse name is clicked.
  • Popup additional data when calendar, odds, trainer and jockey names are clicked.
17/04/2019
  • Added noted runners who should be followed until they win (notebook icon). Available for enhanced and pro customers.
  • Added future race entries for enhanced and pro customers (calendar icon with entry details under the Form button).
16/03/2019
  • Added performance improvements and fixed information display errors.
21/02/2019
  • Added probabilities to race card odds table.
  • Improved live ratings load times.
03/02/2019
  • Added Past 7 day System Tips to the tips menu.
  • Tidied up and fixed some Pointer table data.
02/01/2019
  • Added minimum/maximum odds and pick numbers for all systems.
  • Added minimum odds to 90 Day Tipping stats.
01/01/2019
  • Jockey changes updated through the day on the site.
09/12/2018
  • Now support 7 day and 21 day data downloads for Enhanced and Pro suscribers.
09/12/2018
  • Added Pro Stats in the datadownload section. This provides 100+ extra stats for Pro members.
08/12/2018
  • Improved racecard performance and some table layouts.
17/11/2018
  • Added Trainer and Jockey 14 Day Form Guide and Good Runs %. Added under the Form Button - Trainer Stats and Jockey stats on racecards.
11/11/2018
  • Added Trainer and Jockey runners and rides for today. Added under the Form Button - Trainer Stats and Jockey stats on racecards.
10/11/2018
  • Added Jockey Race Type and Course Stats. Added under the Form Button on racecards to provide a yearly view of the jockeys race type and course stats.
10/11/2018
  • Added Trainer Course Stats. Added under the Form Button on racecards to provide a yearly view of the trainers course stats.
30/10/2018
  • Added Trainer Annual Stats for Race Type. Added under the Form Button on racecards to provide a yearly view of the trainers performance in today's type of race.
19/08/2018
  • Added a Jockey Plus tab to the stats menu. This provides information on how a jockey performs on handicap and racecourse debutants, when riding a favourite, odds on shot and other price ranges.
12/08/2018
  • Added a Handicap Column to the Stats-Conditions tab. This shows the number of handicap races the horse has won/ran in by race type i.e (Flat/AWF, Chase, Hurdles).
  • Added a Handicap stats to Form Plus Horse information column.
11/08/2018
  • Fixed highest and last winning handicap marks, as they were sometimes missing for some horses.
  • Fixed 1st Handicap Pointer. Previously had classed first handicap runs on Flat and All-Weather seperately. We now use a combined view.
10/08/2018
  • On Stats-Conditions Tabs we have now added a number to denote the distance drop or increase in furlongs where arrows are displayed. We have also added this to Form Plus.
  • On Stats-Conditions Tabs we have now added a number to denote the class drop or increase where arrows are displayed. We have also added this to Form Plus.
08/08/2018
  • Improved the Class Changers (under the Pointers menu) to show the number of levels of class up or down a horse is making. We have also added columns to show trainer stats for horses that are running in 1st time handicaps, headgear or have headgear back on (missing last time horse ran).
  • Improved the Distance Changers (under the Pointers menu) to show the number of furlongs in distance up or down a horse is making. We have also added columns to show trainer stats for horses that are running in 1st time handicaps, headgear or have headgear back on (missing last time horse ran).
  • On the racecard horse Form/Run List made improvements to the race and race strength summary that appears when a date is clicked/selected. It now shows the winner and 2nd in the race odds, official rating and form and speed ratings. This is included alongside the horse in questions finishing position. We have also recently added the min, max and average handicap ratings for the horses that ran in the race. This can give a guide to the race strength. Below our subsequent runs table we have also added the Highest Handicap rating a subsequent winner from the race has achieved. Once again this can help guage race strength.
  • Added various information popups to FormPlus to help use this table to quickly
04/08/2018
  • Fixed Automated System refreshes and it now won't refresh tips beyond 11am each day, as this was confusing a number of customers.
  • Improved performance on Downloads of Daily, 90 Day Tips and 90 Day Winner downloads. Hopefully the application errors that some customer have experienced are eradicated.

Known Issues

Date Issue
11/08/2018
  • The well handicapped rating Stats-Ratings (OR colour scheme) and Formplus handicap ratings are currently using two different algorithms that can cause confusion. We are currently assessing the better of the two and will resolve in the near future.

Coming Soon

Feature Description
New Pro Stats
  • Currently working on a range of ProStats for our Pro subscribers. This will provide detailed, horse, trainer, sire, owner, jockey and course stats.
  • We will also provide data download capabilities.
New Systems
  • We are currently testing several new systems that will be available to Regular subscribers.
  • We are currently testing several new systems that will be available to Pro only subscribers.
Improved Horseshoe Algorithms
  • We will be optimising each of our Horseshoes based on the 3 years of data we have collected.
New Pointers Reports
  • We will be adding several new Pointer Reports including gambled on last time horses, horses returning after a break with decent first time out strike rates or yards who have decent returning from a break strike rates, etc.
Trainer Running To Form Stats
  • Provide a statistic showing the percentage of trainers horses that have been running to form recently. This gives a good understanding of stable wellbeing.
Improved Horse Comments
  • We will be improving our horse commentary to make them more useful in the context of each race.
New Download Data
  • We will be adding some new stats and info we have to the daily download reports.
Pro Trends and Info Reports
  • We will be providing reports to show macro view trends of racing, such as types of horses/stables that win Group 1 races, trainer training styles and what to watch out for during a season, etc. These will be available to our Pro Subscribers.
Add Tips and Pre and Post Race Comments
  • We will allow Pro subscribers to add tips, betting information and pre/post race comments for their selections. They can use this to decide on the bets they wish to place each day. We will provide stats and history information.
  • We will provide customers the option to share their tips and race comments with other customers.
  • We are currenty testing this feature ourselves.
Automated Betting
  • We will allow customers to automate bet placement with a range of bookmakers using the bookmakers APIs and security policies.
  • This will allow system bets to be automatically place alongside any manual tips the customer has added.
  • We are currenty testing this feature ourselves.
Traveller Distance
  • We are working on adding the distance the horse has travelled to the races.
  • We are also working on some additional information to better understand where trainers are sending their horses too and their chances of success.

About Us

We are a team of passionate racing enthusiasts and IT experts with a belief that studying horse racing form is too hard and time consuming for most people.

By developing products like BetTurtle, our goal is to make horse racing more rewarding for our customers.

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Phone: 0333 4440057
Email: julia@betturtle.com