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How did I get here? A Profile of Kristian Hawkins - A Cadet Steward

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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Individually, you are to create a profile of Kristian Hawkins showing his pathway to becoming a Cadet Steward. You are to read the following article about him from Racing & Wagering WA 10 March 2020. Make notes in dot point form about his pathway to becoming a Cadet Steward from this article. Reading

K Hawkins
(Source: Racing & Wagering Western Australia)

2. What further information would you like to have about Kristian? List down what else you would like to know.

Discussion

Discuss with a partner.


3. Resources:

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Information about Kristian as a Trainer. When did he win?

Information about Kristian as a Jockey. When was his first win? How many wins did he have?

4. Draw a picture of Kristian on your profile card and fill out the rest of his story as a jockey and trainer. Share with your partner.

 

 

Handicaps: How does it work, then?

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NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

1. "The art of predicting which horse has the best winning rates requires real talent and analytical thinking. There are over 100 factors to take into consideration when applying a horse race handicap system such as the preference for the race's track or maybe the recency-weighted strength of other participants in a certain race. The trainer's ability to make the horse and the jockey ready to win the race is also important.

A professional handicapper deals with very specific conditions that can have an impact over the results, such as:

  • previous performances;

  • distances;

  • the surface (sometimes).

S/He must make sure that each horse will carry a certain weight during the competition. Mainly, the idea is to be able to tell which one will overcome his/her handicap. The handicapper allocates the weight, and if needed, that avoirdupois can be added to using:

  • the jockey's outfit;

  • the equipment worn by the stallion (saddle, straps, pockets).

Horse equipment
(Source: Betoclock)

The horse' ability to carry a certain weight decreases as the distance of the tracks increases. The normal added weight is divided into top and bottom types. In theory, putting heaviness on the top is supposed to be the best option. A few pounds can hit a sour note during a race. The graphic below explains how is the kilo versus length relationship going on during a race.

Anatomy of a handicap
(Source: Betoclock)

Other elements worth considering in this “calculation” are:

  • the horse's behavior, age, sex and maturity;

  • the number of the competitive races scheduled;

  • the previous race's frequency;

  • the victories won till that moment.

For example, the WFA scale (Weight for Age) has been used for many years now to make the physical progress of the horse equal with the average thoroughbred type, as it matures. By the end of his/her third year, the stallion has already reached a fully grown state." (Source: Betoclock)

Weight for Age
(Source: Betoclock)

"In theory, 2.2kg of extra weight results in slowing a horse down by 1 length. So, if one horse carries 54.2kg and another horse in the same race carries 52kg (a difference of 2.2kg), then the horse carrying the heavier weight is giving 1 length to the other horse." (Source: Horse Lover's Math)

 

2. Individually work out:

  • How many lengths advantage will a horse carrying 52kg have over a horse carrying 63kg?
  • The highest-weighted winner of the Melbourne Cup was Carbine who carried 65.5kg to win in 1890. The winner of the 2013 Melbourne Cup was Fiorente, who carried 55kg. Had these two horses run in the same race, how many lengths would Carbine be giving Fiorente? Round up your answer to the nearest tenths.

 

3. The following graph shows the number of horses of different ages who have won the Melbourne Cup since it first began until 2013.

Winners Age

Re-do this graph to include the winners since 2013 using the table below.

a. What is this kind of graph called?

b. What would you label the vertical axis?

c. What would be a good title for this graph?

d. How many 7 year old horses have won the Melbourne Cup from your adjusted graph?

e. Which age categories have the greatest number of winners?

f. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with the time of 3m16.3sec. In 2013, Fiorente finished with a time of 3min20.3sec. How much faster was Kingston Rule than Fiorente?

 

4. Research the figures on this table:

MELBOURNE CUP HISTORY

Year Horse Jockey Trainer Colours Sex Age Wgt Time
2020 Twilight Payment J. McNeil J. O'Brien Bay Geilding 8 55.5 3.17.34
2019 Vow and Declare C.Williams D. O'Brien Chestnut Gelding 4 52 3.24.76
2018 Cross Counter K.McEvoy C.Appleby Bay Colt 3 51 3.21.17
2017 Rekindling C.Brown J. O'Brien Bay Colt 3 52 3.21.29
2016 Almandin K.McEvoy R.Hickmott Bay Gelding 7 52 3.20.58
2015 Prince of Penzance M.Payne * 1st Female D. Weir Bay Gelding 6 53 3.23.15
2014 Protectionist R.Moore Andreas Wohler Bay Horse 5 56.5 3.17.71
2013 Fiorente D. Oliver G Waterhouse Bay Horse 5 55 3.20.30
2012 Green Moon B Prebble Robert Hickmott Bay Horse 6 53.5 3.20.45
2011 Dunaden C P Lemaire M Delzangles Bay Horse 6 54.5 3.20.84
2010 Americain G. Mosse A De Royer-Dupre Bay/Brown Horse 6 54.5 3.26.87
2009 Shocking C. Brown M. Kavanagh Bay Horse 4 51 3.23.87
2008 Viewed B. Shinn J.B. Cummings Bay Horse 5 53 3.20.40
2007 Efficent M. Rodd G. Rogerson Grey Gelding 4 54.5 3.23.34
2006 Delta Blues Y. Iwata K. Sumii Bay Horse 6 56 3.21.47
2005 Makybe Diva G. Boss L. Freedman Bay Mare 7 58 3.19.17
2004 Makybe Diva G. Boss L. Freedman Bay Mare 6 55.5 3.28.55
2003 Makybe Diva G. Boss D. Hall Bay Mare 5 51 3.19.90
2002 Media Puzzle D. Oliver D. Weld Chesnut Gelding 6 52.5 3.16.97
2001 Ethereal S. Seamer S. Laxon Bay Mare 4 52 3.21.08
2000 Brew K. McEvoy M. Maroney Bay Gelding 6 49 3.18.68
1999 Rogan Josh J. Marshall J.B. Cummings Brown Gelding 7 50 3.19.64
1998 Jezabeel C. Munce B. Jenkins Brown Mare 6 51 3.18.59
1997 Might And Power J. Cassidy J. Denham Bay/Brown Gelding 4 56 3.18.33
1996 Saintly D. Beadman J.B. Cummings Chesnut Gelding 4 55.5 3.18.80
1995 Doriemus D. Oliver L. Freedman Chesnut Gelding 5 54.5 3.27.60
1994 Jeune Wayne Harris D. Hayes Chesnut Horse 6 56.5 3.19.80
1993 Vintage Crop Michael Kinane D. Weld Chesnut Gelding 7 55.5 3.23.40
1992 Subzero Greg Hall L. Freedman Grey Horse 4 54.5 3.24.70
1991 Lets Elope S.R. King J.B. Cummings Chesnut Mare 4 51 3.18.90
1990 Kingston Rule D. Beadman J.B. Cummings Chesnut Horse 5 53 3.16.30
1989 Tawrrific R.S. Dye L. Freedman Bay Horse 5 54 3.17.10
1988 Empire Rose T. Allan L.K.Laxon Chesnut Mare 6 53.5 3.18.90
1987 Kensei L. Olsen L.J.Bridge Chesnut Gelding 5 51.5 3.22.00
1986 At Talaq M. Clarke C.S. Hayes Bay Horse 6 54.5 3.21.70
1985 What A Nuisance P. Hyland J.F. Meagher Bay Gelding 7 52.5 3.23.00
1984 Black Knight P. Cook G.M. Hanlon Bay/Brown Gelding 5 50 3.18.90
1983 Kiwi J. Cassidy E.S. Lupton Chesnut Gelding 6 52 3.18.90
1982 Gurners Lane L. Dittman G.T. Murphy Chesnut Gelding 4 56 3.21.20
1981 Just A Dash P. Cook T.J. Smith Bay Gelding 4 53.5 3.21.20
1980 Beldale Ball J. Letts C.S. Hayes Brown Horse 5 49.5 3.19.80
1979 Hyperno H. White J.B. Cummings Bay/Brown Gelding 6 56 3.21.80
1978 Arwon H. White G.M. Hanlon Bay/Brown Gelding 5 50.5 3.24.30
1977 Gold And Black J. Duggan J.B. Cummings Brown Gelding 5 57 3.18.40
1976 Van Der Hum R.J. Skelton L.H. Robinson Chesnut Gelding 5 54.5 3.34.10
1975 Think Big H. White J.B. Cummings Bay Gelding 5 58.5 3.29.60
1974 Think Big H. White J.B. Cummings Bay Gelding 4 53 3.23.10
1973 Gala Supreme F. Reys R.J. Hutchins Brown Gelding 4 49 3.19.50
1972 Piping Lane J. Letts G.M. Hanlon Brown Gelding 6 48 3.19.30
1971 Silver Knight R.B. Marsh E. Temperton Grey Horse 4 55 3.19.50
1970 Bagdad Note E.J. Didham R. Heasley Grey Gelding 5 54 3.19.70
1969 Rain Lover J. Johnson M.L. Robins Bay Horse 5 60.5 3.21.50
1968 Rain Lover J. Johnson M.L.Robins Bay Horse 4 51.5 3.19.10
1967 Red Handed R. Higgins J.B. Cummings Chesnut Gelding 5 55 3.20.40
1966 Galilee J. Miller J.B. Cummings Bay Gelding 4 56.5 3.21.90
1965 Light Fingers R. Higgins J.B. Cummings Chesnut Mare 4 52.5 3.21.10
1964 Polo Prince R. Taylor J.P. Carter Bay Gelding 6 52 3.19.60
1963 Gatum Gatum J. Johnson H.G. Heagney Brown Gelding 5 50 3.21.10
1962 Even Stevens L. Coles A. McGregor Chesnut Horse 5 53 3.21.40
1961 Lord Fury R. Selkrig F.B. Lewis Brown Horse 4 48 3.19.50
1960 Hi Jinx W. A. Smith T.H. Knowles Bay Mare 5 49 3.23.75
1959 Macdougal P. Glennon R.W. Roden Bay Gelding 6 56 3.23.00
1958 Baystone M. Schumacher J. Green Bay Gelding 6 55 3.21.25
1957 Straight Draw N. McGrowdie J.M. Mitchell Bay Gelding 5 53 3.24.50
1956 Evening Peal G. Podmore E.D. Lawson Brown Mare 4 51 3.19.50
1955 Toparoa N. Sellwood T.J. Smith Bay Gelding 7 48 3.28.25
1954 Rising Fast J. Purtell I.J. Tucker Bay/Brown Gelding 5 59.5 3.23.00
1953 Wodalla J. Purtell R. Sinclair Brown Horse 4 52.5 3.23.75
1952 Dalray W. Williamson C.C. McCarthy Bay Horse 4 61 3.23.75
1951 Delta N. Sellwood M. McCarten Brown Horse 5 59.5 3.24.25
1950 Comic Court P. Glennon J. Cummings Brown Horse 5 59.5 3.19.50
1949 Foxami W. Fellows D. Lewis Bay Horse 4 54.5 3.28.50
1948 Rimfire R. Neville S. Boyden Chesnut Gelding 6 45.5 3.21.00
1947 Hiraji J. Purtell J.W. McCurley Grey Gelding 4 49.5 3.28.00
1946 Russia D. Munro E. Hush Chesnut Horse 6 57 3.21.25
1945 Rainbird W. Cook S. Evans Chesnut Mare 4 47.5 3.24.25
1944 Sirius D. Munro E. Fisher Chesnut Horse 4 53 3.24.50
1943 Dark Felt V. Hartney R. Webster Brown Horse 6 52.5 3.23.25
1942 Colonus H. McCloud F. Manning Bay Horse 4 45.5 3.33.25
1941 Skipton W. Cook J. Fryer Chesnut Colt 3 47.5 3.23.75
1940 Old Rowley A. Knox J.A. Scully Chesnut Gelding 7 50 3.26.00
1939 Rivette E. Preston H. Bamber Bay Mare 6 48.5 3.27.00
1938 Catalogue F. Shean A. McDonald Bay Gelding 8 52.5 3.26.25
1937 The Trump A. Reed S.W. Reid Bay Gelding 5 53 3.21.50
1936 Wotan O. Phillips J. Fryer Brown Horse 4 49.5 3.21.25
1935 Maraboa K. Voitre L. Robertson Bay Horse 4 49.5 3.23.75
1934 Peter Pan D. Munro F. McGrath Chesnut Horse 5 61.5 3.40.50
1933 Hall Mark J. O Sullivan J. Holt Chesnut Colt 3 48 3.27.50
1932 Peter Pan W. Duncan F. McGrath Chesnut Colt 3 47 3.23.25
1931 White Nose N. Percival E.J. Hatwell Brown/Black Horse 5 43.5 3.26.00
1930 Phar Lap J.E. Pike H.R. Telford Chesnut Gelding 4 62.5 3.27.75
1929 Nightmarch R. Reed A. McAulay Brown Horse 4 58 3.26.50
1928 Statesman J. Munro W. Kelso Chesnut Horse 4 51 3.23.25
1927 Trivalve R. Lewis J. Scobie Chesnut Colt 3 47 3.24.00
1926 Spearfelt H. Cairns V. O Neill Brown Horse 5 58.5 3.22.75
1925 Windbag J. Munro G. Price Bay Horse 4 58 3.22.75
1924 Backwood P. Brown R. Bradfield Bay Horse 6 51.5 3.26.50
1923 Bitalli A. Wilson J. Scobie Brown Gelding 5 44.5 3.24.25
1922 King Ingodas A. Wilson J. Scobie Brown Horse 4 45 3.28.25
1921 Sister Olive E. O Sullivan J. Williams Chesnut Filly 3 44 3.27.75
1920 Poitrel K. Bracken H.J. Robinson Chesnut Horse 6 63.5 3.25.75
1919 Artilleryman R. Lewis P.T. Heywood Brown Colt 3 47 3.24.50
1918 Nightwatch W. Duncan R. Bradfield Bay Gelding 5 42 3.25.75
1917 Westcourt W. McLachlan J. Burton Brown Horse 5 53 3.26.75
1916 Sasanof F. Foley M. Hobbs Brown Gelding 3 43.5 3.27.75
1915 Patrobas R. Lewis C. Wheeler Brown Colt 3 47 3.28.25
1914 Kingsburgh K.G. Meddick I. Foulsham Chesnut Colt 4 43.5 3.26.00
1913 Posinatus A. Shanahan J. Chambers Bay Gelding 5 49 3.31.00
1912 Piastre A. Shanahan R. O Connor Bay Horse 4 48.5 3.27.50
1911 The Parisian R. Cameron C. Wheeler Brown Gelding 6 55 3.27.75
1910 Comedy King W. McLachlan J. Lynch Brown/Black Horse 4 49.5 3.27.75
1909 Prince Foote W. McLachlan F. McGrath Bay Colt 3 48 3.27.50
1908 Lord Nolan J. Flynn E. A. Mao Bay Colt 3 42.5 3.28.75
1907 Apologue W. Evans I. Earnshaw Bay Horse 5 48.5 3.27.50
1906 Poseidon T. Clayton I. Earmshaw Bay Colt 3 47 3.31.25
1905 Blue Spec F. Bullock W. Hickenbotham Brown Horse 6 51 3.27.50
1904 Acrasia T. Clayton A. E. Wills Bay Mare 7 47 3.28.25
1903 Lord Cardigan N. Godby A.E. Cornwell Brown Colt 3 41.5 3.29.25
1902 The Victory R. Lewis R. Bradfield Bay Colt 4 56 3.29.00
1901 Revenue F. Dunn H. Munro Bay Gelding 5 49 3.30.50
1900 Clean Sweep A. Richardson James Scobie Black Colt 3 44.5 3.29.00
1899 Merriwee V. Turner J.Wilson jun. Brown Colt 3 47 3.36.50
1898 The Grafter John Gough W. Forrester Brown Gelding 5 58 3.29.75
1897 Gaulus S. Callinan W. Forrester Chesnut Horse 6 48 3.31.00
1896 Newhaven H.J. Gardiner W. Hickenbotham Chesnut Colt 3 50.5 3.28.50
1895 Auraria J. Stevenson J.H. Hill Brown Filly 3 46.5 3.29.00
1894 Patron H.G. Dawes R. Bradfield Chesnut Horse 4 52 3.31.00
1893 Tarcoola H. Cripps J. Cripps Bay Horse 7 52.5 3.30.50
1892 Glenloth G. Robson M. Carmody Brown Horse 5 50.5 3.36.25
1891 Malvolio G. Redfearn J. Redfearn Bay Horse 4 52.5 3.29.25
1890 Carbine R. Ramage W. Hickenbotham Bay Horse 5 66 3.28.25
1889 Bravo J. Anwin T. Wilson Bay Horse 6 54 3.32.50
1888 Mentor M. O Brien W. Hickenbotham Bay Horse 4 52 3.30.75
1887 Dunlop T. Sanders J. Nicholson Brown Horse 5 52 3.28.50
1886 Jarsenal W. English H. Rayner Brown Horse 4 46.5 3.31.00
1885 Sheet Anchor M. O Brien T. Wilson Brown Horse 7 49.5 3.29.50
1884 Malua A. Robertson Isaac Foulsham Bay Horse 5 61 3.31.75
1883 Marini-Henri J. Williamson M. Fennelly Bay Colt 3 46.5 3.30.50
1882 The Assyrian C. Hutchens J.E. Savill Brown Horse 5 50.5 3.40.00
1881 Zulu Jim Gough T. Lamond Black Horse 4 36 3.32.50
1880 Grand Flaneur T. Hales T. Brown Bay Colt 3 42.5 3.34.75
1879 Darriwell S. Cracknell W.E. Dakin Brown Horse 5 46.5 3.30.75
1878 Calamia T. Brown E. de Mestre Bay Horse 5 51.5 3.35.75
1877 Chester P. Pigott E. de Mestre Bay Colt 3 43.5 3.33.50
1876 Briseis P. St. Albans James Wilson Brown Filly 3 40 3.36.25
1875 Wollomai R. Batty S. Moon Bay Horse 6 48 3.38.00
1874 Haricot P. Pigott S. Harding Bay Gelding 4 41.5 3.37.50
1873 Don Juan W. Wilson James Wilson Bay Horse 4 43.5 3.36.00
1872 The Quack W. Enderson John Tait Bay Horse 6 49 3.39.00
1871 The Pearl J. Cavanagh John Tait Bay Horse 5 46 3.39.00
1870 Nimblefoot J. Day W. Lang Bay Gelding 7 38 3.37.00
1869 Warrior J. Morrison R. Sevoir Brown Gelding 6 55.5 3.40.00
1868 Glencoe C. Stanley John Tait Chesnut Horse 4 57.5 3.42.00
1867 Tim Whiffler J. Driscoll E. de Mestre Bay Horse 5 56 3.39.00
1866 The Barb W. Davis John Tait Black Colt 3 42 3.43.00
1865 Toryboy E. Cavanagh P. Miley Grey Gelding 8 44.5 3.44.00
1864 Lantern S. Davis S. Mahon Brown Colt 3 39.5 3.52.00
1863 Banker H. Chifney Sam Waldock Bay Colt 3 33.5 3.44.00
1862 Archer J. Cutts E. de Mestre Bay Horse 6 64.5 3.47.00
1861 Archer J. Cutts E. de Mestre Bay Horse 5 60.5 3.52.00

(Source: Racenet & Wikipedia)

What is the average weight carried [handicap] of the Melbourne Cup winners using the Melbourne Cup History table?

5. Graph the relationship between weight carried [handicap] and the winning time in Excel.

6. In pairs, what do you need to do to create a 3 line graph showing age, weight carried [handicap] and winning time in Excel? Together, create this graph.

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