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QuickHorse

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 21, 2010

Many people who go to the racetrack are casual gamblers, placing bets based on the horses' names or their lucky numbers. Then there are those who take handicapping a little more seriously. QuickHorse '10 Horse Racing Software is designed for those serious handicappers, and not only because it assumes that users already have a fundamental understanding of how horseracing and wagering works. We can imagine only the most hardcore racing fans taking the time to wade through this program's abstruse interface and difficult navigation.

The program was designed with neither form nor function in mind. All of the text is capitalized, and if that weren't hard enough to read, it's also displayed in several garish colors on a dark gray background. The program's navigation takes place entirely via the use of buttons, and since it's incapable of scrolling, some parts of the interface are inaccessible. More than once we found ourselves trapped in a part of the program that we couldn't get out of, with no choice but to shut it down and start over. To say that we were not impressed with the program's interface would be a grave understatement.

It's unfortunate that the program is so difficult to navigate, because it does seem to contain some useful features. Users can view both past performances and upcoming race cards, and while the program can download free information from Brisnet, it also supports the use of paid subscription sites for users who are already members. Users can employ a variety of predefined handicapping methods or enter a custom method, and the program will print tipsheets for the day's card. The online Help file--which opens automatically in Internet Explorer regardless of whether it's your default browser-- is fairly detailed, and does a decent enough job of explaining the program to those who are patient enough to use it. Overall, though, we don't think that QuickHorse is easy to use enough for us to recommend.

QuickHorse '10 Horse Racing Software comes as a ZIP file. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We do not recommend this program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of QuickHorse '10 Horse Racing Software 10.3.0. The trial version is limited to 30 days trial only.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.0309 rev 20.1.13

Version 20.1.13 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release March 16, 2020
Date Added March 15, 2020
Version 20.0309 rev 20.1.13

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

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Developer's Description

1. Automatically locates, imports and converts FREE Internet Racing ENTRIES and CHARTS Data into a database which is exportable to other programs such as Microsoft Excel. You can also use data you have purchased from Brisnet.

2. Allows you to use the Android Smartphone App - QHApp - so that you can handicap using your smart phone while at the track rather than taking your laptop with you.

3. Builds a historical database and Calculates Brohamer Pace Figures and its own 'Ratings Figures'. These Rating Figures tell the user instantly what percentile each horse competed in relative to other horses at the same track and at shipper tracks.

4. Also Imports Pay Data such as Brisnet (including DRF and other file types) and allows you to use their calculations instead. It exports to this format as well, so that our free data users can export our data to their own software which uses DRF and XRD files.

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