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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read a horse race 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262417  Read a horse race 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to provide feedback to the necessary persons regarding the performance of a race horse. They will be able to single out incidents and make the necessary judgement calls in the case of an objection.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of reading a horse race.
  • Recognising a horse in a horse race.
  • Reading the start of a horse race.
  • Reading the remainder of the horse race.
  • Completing reports related to the reading of a horse race.
  • Providing feedback regarding the performance of a race horse. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range statements for this Unit Standard are contained in the Assessment Criteria where applicable. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of reading a horse race and race horse performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for reading a horse race are explained in order to establish that optimal performance was achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Situations to observe in the reading of the horse race are listed and explained in a case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect on a horse of the different states of going is explained in terms of safety and performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The performance of the race horse is explained with examples in terms of racing the horse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Recognise a horse in a horse race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Owners colours are identified by pointing them out in at least three races. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Patterns include but are not limited to:
  • Hoops, stripes, quarters, halves, shapes, chevron and colours.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Common patterns in owners colours are explained with reference to cap, sleeves and shirts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Club colours are identified by pointing them out in at least three races. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Horse is recognised at the starting stall when the race starts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Read the start of a horse race. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A minimum of three starts must be done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems that can occur at the start of a race are listed in tabular form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems could include but are not limited to horse turns head, head not releasing, gates malfunctioning, jockey not ready for the start, horse stumbles, interference from other horses, slow into stride.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Horse's break from the starting stalls is observed and explained from video footage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Observation includes but is not limited to front on view and side on view.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    First two-hundred meters on a straight course is observed and explained from video footage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The first two-hundred meters on a turn is observed and explained from video footage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Read the remainder of the horse race. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A minimum of three races must be done. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems that can occur during the horse race are listed and explained in terms of its effects on safety and finishing position. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems could include but are not limited to interference from other horses, horse forced wide, horse pulling, horse difficult to restrain or over racing, not acting in the going, horse stumbles, clipping heels, horse baulked for a run, slow into stride, horse breaks down, jockey interference or intimidation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Race is observed and explained from video footage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The finish of the race is explained from video footage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Finish is the last four-hundred meters.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete the reports related to the reading of the horse race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The report is compiled using information obtained from the reading of the race. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The report is presented in the required format in accordance with National Horseracing Authority rules and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The report is distributed in the required manner in time to meet specified deadlines. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Recognising a horse.
  • Reading a horse race.
  • Report writing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding a horse's performance during a race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when identifying potential problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise ones self and one's activities when preparing to analyse video footage of a race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when analysing video footage of a race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when compiling a report. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correcting of a horse's running style could benefit the result of the horse in a race. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Glossary of terms:
  • Read a horse race is the analysing and understanding the video footage of a horse race.
  • State of going refers to the condition/state of the ground the horse is racing on.
  • Head not releasing refers to a handler failing to release the horses head timeously.
  • Slow in stride refers to.
  • Horse baulked for a run is when a horse id found to shorten its stride. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Thoroughbred Horse Racing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  67589   National Certificate: Equine Practices  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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