Horse racing draw advantage bias Goodwood 7F
Stalls usually positioned High.

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WINNING STALL NUMBER

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8 11 11 1 1 111 111 111 1111111
9   1 1111   1 1 1 111 1111 3yr olds and older
10 season's results 1997 - 2006
10     11 111 1 1   1 111 111
11   1   1   1 1111 1 1 11 111
12 11           111 1   1 111 111
13       1 1 11   11 1111 111   1 1 1
14                       1     11
15                 11   11     1  11
16   11          1         11 1 1 11 1
17   11 1   1 11                     1
18           1    1               1    
19                   1           1     1
20             1                 11   1   1
21                                          
22                                            
4 4 8 5 6 9

<--Good or better -->

10 10 6 9 16 22
29 68

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Quite a well known advantage.
There is a right hand bend shortly after the start in these races, which appears to favour horses drawn High to some extent.
On good or better going, the Top half, Bottom half split greatly favours the Top half of the draw by 29 wins to 68.
7 other winners were drawn dead centre.
In races of 8 or more runners, the Top 6 stalls won 73 of 104 races 70 %.
There are obvious spreads of results in races of 8 - 10 runners, and again in races of 17 or more runners.
In between, in races of 11 - 16 runners, the Top 6 stalls won 40 of 51 races 78 %.
In 2004 on good or better going, in races of 11 - 16 runners,  the Top 6 stalls won 6 of 8 races.
In 2005 the Top 6 stalls won 4 of 5 races, and
In 2006 the Top 6 stalls won 1 of 4 races under those conditions.
These 7F races show some inconsistency.

Stalls High.  On good or better going in races of 11 - 16 runners,
the Top 6 stalls won 40 of 51 races 78 %.

The good/good to soft in places or softer going results follow a similar pattern but with far fewer results.
In races of 11 to 16 runners, the Top 6 stalls won only 1 of 3 races during 2006.

2006 results :- 1-8, 2-8, 6-8, 8-8, 3-9, 8-9, 9-9, 10-10, 4-11, 7-11,
3-13, 4-13, 7-13, 15-15, 7-16 

2005 results :-  1-8, 9-9, 10-10, 10-10, 7-12, 5-13, 8-13, 11-14, 10-15, 13-15, 14-15, 2-16, 15-16, 5-17, 16-18