About Us

Inform Racing has been providing uniquely calculated speed ratings since 2003 and is now one of the longest supported horse racing websites currently online in the UK.

It was first set up for a small group of intelligent punters who understood racing and betting to win, but were looking for that extra winning edge.

Today, Inform Racing has hundreds of regular subscribers who continue their membership month after month and for one reason only – the ratings, race stats and form information provided, give them the opportunity to make a profit from their betting.

We now share this top tier betting product with like minded people like you, knowing that the speed ratings and info provided, will quickly put you back among those that succeed on a regular basis.


My name is Ian Welch and I run the website and calculate all the speed ratings myself and have done since the site first went online. The speed ratings found here are calculated manually by hand and for this reason can be deemed to be far more accurate than any computerised speed ratings available.

I have my very own standard times for every course and distance and I update these throughout the year, which allows users to know the speed ratings will always be as detailed and precise as can be.

With the addition of the quick view race stats and form on every race card and other complementary features to help you quickly sort the wheat from the chaff, we are confident you will soon be finding and backing a high percentage of winners like those already doing so today.

By looking at the par speed figures for a race, the average winning rating for the race type and age group, you can confidently discard those runners in a race that are unlikely to win and concentrate on those who can.

All of those most likely to win are highlighted for you and with an average strike rate of over 50% from the top 3 Master rated horses, you will soon be finding those ‘hidden big priced winners’, through the largely, still underrated form factor of speed.

As one user said to me before, “I would never have believed that speed ratings are so effective on British racing”.

With over thirty years’ involvement in racing we know exactly what most punters are looking for, in fact we still want the same thing too. A means of finding the winners but without the hassle goes with it.



How are the ratings provided?

The ratings are accessed online via the website Login using a username and password. There is nothing to download or upload to your PC each day.


When are the ratings posted online?

The vast majority of time the ratings are posted before 6pm the evening before racing. In fact they are often up before 4pm.


How much does it cost to join Inform Racing?

Full details of subscriptions, the cost and methods of payment can be found on the Subscribe page here.


How can I find winners using Inform Racing?

There are a number of ways to best use the ratings. Firstly the top 3 in all columns are highlight in purple and bold type so you can see these very easily. The top 3 in the Master column has a strike rate of better than 50% so this would be a good place to start, with winners up to 80/1 found in the past.

Subscribers are also given a library of systems to use with the ratings and these will give you a great way to find your feet and to see what already is proven to have worked.

After this you can read all of the Inform Racing posts on our Blog that highlight other winning ways that have been suggested by current members as well as by myself.

If take a look at our Testimonials pages you can see how positive other members are about the ratings and how many of them say they are finally making a profit for the first time and wish they had found the site years ago.


Are there any pace figures?

Yes, we have what we call Run Style figures for every run and this is a number from 1 to 4 that tells the story of how a horse ran in its races. We take the in running commentary and turn this into a figure.

1 = Led, prominent

2 = Tracked, chased leaders

3 = Midfield

4 = Held up, started slowly

Looking at the figures for each runner which are shown on the race cards you can see which horses are likely to provide the pace.

If a race has a lot of front runners (1) it would be wise to look for a horse that likes to come off a fast pace. Likewise a race with lots of hold up horses (4), should offer a lone front runner (1) the chance to take the race from the front and quicken up without any challenges.

Do you provide ratings for both Flat and Jump racing?

Yes, but only for UK racing so there are no race cards for Irish or other foreign meetings.


Do the ratings take weight carried into account?

No. The ratings are raw ratings that just take into account the time the horse ran a race in.


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