Race TAB Live is a module within Bet Selector that allows access to RaceTAB (NSW), Vic TAB and Tattsbet Live Odds data feeds for the purpose of automatically updating race TAB odds, scratchings, jockey updates, TAB pre-race approximate dividends and results for each race.
RaceTAB Live is most frequently used on race day morning to automatically update race TAB scratchings in the Bet Selector software. Then on race day evenings RaceTAB Live is used to automatically update TAB race results. Race TAB Live can also be used on a race to race basis to help you decide which horses to bet as described below.
Note: Race TAB Live only collects the necessary data when you request it (viz after you click a button telling it to do so) and does not collect or record TAB fluctuations or allow you to compare one TAB against another.
Race TAB Live is available off the pull down RUN menu. It allows automatic access to scratchings, pre-race prices and post-race results via the Internet from the various TABs. It is most frequently used on race day morning to automatically update scratchings and on race day evenings to automatically update TAB results (a handy daily option to having to wait until the end of each month for the master TAB result download files). In the top left hand corner of the Race TAB Live window are the following radio buttons for selecting the TAB data source:
Next on the Race TAB Live window is a date drop down list for selecting the date (today or tomorrow are the defaults with only the UNiTAB (xml) option allowing past days). Then comes the "Get Latest TAB Data" button to start retrieving the TAB data plus the following check boxes for determining what data is to be collected:
Note that the defaults for all of the above settings can be changed in Bet Selector Ultimate using the Setup function via the pull down FILE menu.
Once the above setting have been set and you click "Get Latest TAB Data" the large upper middle list box will fill with details of all the races you requested data for. Then the lower middle list box will fill with details for each race as selected in the upper middle list box. Note there is a Stop button if you wish to stop the process during data collection. The upper middle list box has columns for the various pool sizes followed by a column showing the scratchings for each race. The lower middle list box has details for each runner in a race as follows:
Horses over the odds are highlighted in blue, top rated in grey and winners in gold (top rated winners in grey-gold). After data has been collected you can double left mouse click a race to get the Tote Pro dialogue for that race or double right mouse click a race to get the Price Predictor Form dialogue for the race. Note you can change races and meetings by clicking in both the upper middle list box of races and the left hand list box of meetings. There is also a "Open in TAB Web Site" button for opening the selected race in the respective TAB web site.
Finally there are a number of buttons across the bottom of the window for generating various reports based on the races in the upper middle list box. The first three, Fields Report, Top 6 Report and Place Report, produce Price Predictor style reports and can be produced in meeting order or jump time order (using the Jump Time Order checkbox to toggle between the two orders). The next two, System Picks and System Bets, produce information on system sections selected by running System Selector on and for the day in question. The final "Jockey Changes" report lists jockey changes (if any) in the last race TAB Live update.
RaceTAB Live gives you real time access to Tattsbet's Race TAB info via their XML Odds feed (previously unitab.com.au). This is the most popular feed for Race TAB Live because it is free and requires no account login. You don't need to understand how it works to use Race TAB Live but if you want to use it for your own software programs you can find more information on it at:
Bet Selector's Race TAB Live module also gives you real time access to Tabcorp's RaceTAB and VIC TAB Live Odds but this requires registration and login using your TAB account number and password. This is done by their new Rapidbet web services. Details on how to register for their Rapidbet web services can be found via the following link but please note access is only available to TAB Account holders with an account status tier of Silver or above:
Note: Familiarity with the above Race TAB services is only necessary if you wish to do your own software programming around the live data feeds.