Each player is rated from 0 to 10 according to his ability in competition. Minus ratings such as -1 and -2 are also used.
Rating is based on horsemanship, hitting ability, knowledge of the game, quality of horses, and sportsmanship. The number of 10-goal players has not increased, though the total number of players has.
Argentine dominance is reflected in a virtual monopoly of active 10-goal players.