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    04-17-2012, 11:30 PM
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Foal
What do they mean?

I seen on a show bill where they put 2-D & 3-D classes: 1 second split 4D classes: 1/2 second split, I second, 2 second split respectively. What do they mean by 1 second split , 1/2 second split and 2 second split?
     
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    04-18-2012, 12:25 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Usually it works like this.. Say the fastest time of the night is a 15.0..That 15.0 is the winning 1D time.

1D - 15.0 then you have to add 1/2 second split..15.0 is 1/2 faster than a 15.5..

The winning 2D time would have to be a 15.5 or so..it cannot be faster than a 15.5..

Then the 3D would have to be a 16.0.. It cannot be faster than a 16.0.. That's the 1 second "split".. 15.0 is one second faster than the 16.0..

Then the 4D would have to be a 16.5.. that 16.5 is two seconds off of the fastest time of the day.. that's the 2 second split..

So it would go

1D - 15.0
2D - 15.5
3D - 16.0
4D - 16.5
And so on and so forth.. Those are the "splits"

Here is another good example from another user.
1D = fastest time of the day
2D = fastest horse that is equal to or slower than the agreed-upon split (typically 1/2 second from the 1D time)
3D = fastest horse that is equal to or slower than the agreed-upon split (typically 1 second from the 1D time)
4D = fastest horse that is equal to or slower than the agreed-upon split (typically 2 seconds from the 1D time)

Read more: PLS explain the 1-D 2-D 3-D 4-D
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Here is a link to an actual show results sheet..You can look over the results and see the "splits" and get a feel for what I'm talking about.
http://www.southeasternarena.com/pdf...02-25-2012.pdf
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    04-18-2012, 08:40 AM
  #3
Foal
Thank you.! I understand it now.! Thanks.!!
     
    04-18-2012, 11:16 AM
  #4
Weanling
You choose the one that best fits your horse so you have a better chance at winning. I believe that's how it goes
     
    04-18-2012, 11:42 AM
  #5
Showing
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Originally Posted by greenbryerfarms    
you choose the one that best fits your horse so you have a better chance at winning. I believe that's how it goes
I don't think so. The announcement is just so you know how the placement works. You have no idea how your horse is going to do so you don't really know in which category the horse will run.

There may be a lot of good horses there on that particular night and your horse who normally runs 2-D may run 4-D that night - or vice versa.

I don't run barrels but I go to watch some times and that is how I am thinking.
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    04-18-2012, 02:18 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by greenbryerfarms    
you choose the one that best fits your horse so you have a better chance at winning. I believe that's how it goes
Its one class, the divisions just make it so more people have a chane at placing . You don't have to be a 1D rider or have a 1D horse to have a chance at getting in. They usually only go 2 seconds off the leader.
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    04-18-2012, 04:45 PM
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Weanling
Really. Hmm must have been explaned wrong to me.
     
    04-18-2012, 06:57 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
I don't think so. The announcement is just so you know how the placement works. You have no idea how your horse is going to do so you don't really know in which category the horse will run.

There may be a lot of good horses there on that particular night and your horse who normally runs 2-D may run 4-D that night - or vice versa.

I don't run barrels but I go to watch some times and that is how I am thinking.
This exactly..Depending on arena size, how many riders there are, the different competitors showing and how your horse is doing that night is usually how it will be determined. There isn't a "class" set up. It's more of whoever is the fastest of the day determines the times, because the splits are determined by their winning time. Really it's not about having the fastest horse every time. Being consistent and having clean runs is usually what places you, and it can come down to just a matter of luck..

And like iridehorses said, depending on how many people are there is also a big factor.. If a lot of the big competitors aren't at the show..Someone who usually runs in the 4D may run in the 2D or 3D... BUT, if there are a lot of big competitors there someone who runs 2D may run in the 4D.. There are just a ton of factors that come in to play.. Especially at big open shows or barrel bashes.
     

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