Timeform API FAQs | Betfair Developers

  • • How much does Timeform API access cost?
  • The cost of Timeform API access depends on the data package that your require

    Price are available on application. Please contact commercial@timeform.com for further information

  • • What data is available via the Timeform API?
  • The API provides all pre and post-race horse-racing information from the Timeform database. Parameters include:

    • Core Racecard data – including but not limited to Course, Goings, Eligibility, Distance, Prize w/ Runner, Jockey, Trainer, Owner data. Full past race Form
    • Timeform View – Short paragraph on the main performers in the race
    • Timeform Horse-by-Horse – Individual line on each horses merit
    • Timeform Master Comment – Individual paragraph on horse form, history and progeny.
    • Timeform Master Rating – Individual rating per horse
    • Timeform Weight-adjusted Rating – Adjusted to age/weights of race
    • Timeform Star Rating – Marked out of 5 against the field
    • Timeform Forecast – early tissue price per horse
    • Timeform Master in-play symbol – on the horses performance in:running.
    • Course top Jockeys and Trainer Statistics
    • Full Result with Betfair Starting Price and winning times
    • Betfair inPlay maximum/minimum
    • Timeform PostRace Commentary – paragraph on horse performance
    • Timeform Timefigures – as adjusted to conditions
    • Timeform Master Rating
    • Timeform Weight-adjusted Rating
    • Timeform in-play symbol
    • Timeform Running Note
    • Full 10 year historical data
  • • What are the personal benefits of using the Timeform API?
  • Personal Benefits

    • Access Timeform API to plug in to your own calculations and algorithms
    • Real-time data delivery, plus ten year historical archive
    • Content available for UK/IRE/AUS
    • NEW in-play data sets  
  • • What is the Timeform API?
  • The Timeform API is available for Betfair customers to access premium content. It is a REST API that allows you to programmatically retrieve data from the Timeform database.

  • • What are the commercial benefit of using the Timeform API?
  • Commercial Benefits

    • Enhance your front-end output to attract new punters with Timeform opinion
    • Improve ‘stickiness’ and ‘dwell-time’ to increase customer retention and loyalty
    • Multi-channel output to all digital devices (mobile/tablet etc…)
    • Brand association with Timeform to encourage customers to bet with confidence
  • • How do I login to the Timeform API?
  • To login and create a sessionToken for use with the Timeform API you should use the documented Betfair API login methods.  You will also require a specifically assigned Application Key to make Timeform API requests.  

  • • How do I create an App Key for use with the Timeform API?
  • Timeform API access is provided on application.  If your application for access is approved you'll be provided with an App Key relevant to the agreed access level.

  • • Why isn't recentForm being returned by raceCard?
  • This data is only provided for races that have yet to have taken place.  The recentForm data isn't returned for historical raceCards.