Sectionals for Ascot Park 20 June

Last 400 sectionals for Ascot Park have now been added.

Click here to view the sectionals.

Formpro Sectionals provides exclusive last 400 sectionals for Ascot Park and Cambridge Raceway.

Using the Sectionals

If you haven't used the sectionals before as part of analysing greyhound racing form, it's most likely worthwhile having a look at the video below.

David has prepared this video to explain how to use the sectionals on the PN Greyhounds site but the same principles apply.

Racing Sectionals

Most racing enthusiasts will know that Neil Davis (aka Formpro) has been analysing race times for over 20 years.

Sectionals for all races are available on the NZ Racing site:

In addition to the actual sectional times, we provide full analysis and reporting of times including best of the day reports.

Greyhound Sectionals

Formpro Sectionals provides all individual sections for the Palmerston North greyhounds.

You can also view the sectionals, speed maps, track records and other information on the PNGRC's website:

We would love to provide sectionals for all greyhound races in New Zealand.

Unfortunately, the key industry decision makers have shown no interest in providing owners, trainers and punters with this vital information.

Longer term, it has to happen but it's clear that the decision makers simply don't understand the importance of sectional times to greyhound racing.


New Directions

It has been and continues to be the most challenging of times.

Changes are inevitable in every area of life and racing will be far from immune from the change.

And in a small way, the changes on this site reflect the need for change.

We have been passionate about the need for sectionals for greyhound racing in NZ.  It is a huge gap and was a real opportunity for the industry to both provide information for punters and encourage greater turnover.  The industry body simply did not see the same priorities and put their efforts into other activities.

While that is understandable, the almost complete lack of interest and failure to even engage in discussion was most disappointing.  With the changes facing the industry, it's hard to see any change with the greyhound stakeholders.

We had amazing support from some industry participants, particularly Roso, Andy McCook and Pip.  Thanks team.  A couple of clubs were also enthusiastic supporters and we particularly acknowledge the PNGRC for their ongoing support.  Sectionals of all races at Manawatu will be available at the club's website.

Our focus will now move to sectionals for NZ racing and harness.  We expect that their will be a greater level of support and interest.  Longer term we hope that some day, the industry bodies will put their support behind sectionals for the greyhounds as well.

The other change, and perhaps the most significant one, is that Neil Davis ("Formpro") will be bringing his expertise on sectional timings to this site.

We look forward to providing updates closer to the resumption of racing for harness and gallops.

David Archibald