LBH (short for ** Length Behind**) refers to the distance behind the winner
the horse finished (placed).

- The LBH is measured in units of a
*horse length*. Therefore "0.5" means half a horse length behind the winner. - The LBH of a winning horse is technically zero (0) but this limits the use of LBH on certain views,
e.g. when we list a winner in the
*horse history*, for instance, then how would we know by how far the horse won? We solve this by displaying the LBH as a negative value. Therefore "-1.5" means the horse won by one and a half lengths. - An LBH of "99" means that the LBH is of no value. The horse could have been disqualified, for instance.
- An LBH of "0" or blank usually means the LBH was
**not recorded**for that race.

The LBH is used by a form studier to know by what distance the winning horse won and how far
behind the winning horse other horses came. This information becomes extremely valuable in the
**LBH Tool**.

Created: 2015-02-16 | Revised: 2019-11-05 |