horse racing technology

Mills: Racing Must Draw Fans, Upgrade Technology Moving Forward

Dennis Mills, a former member of the Canadian Parliament and former Magna International executive, is the founder and president of Racing Future. The goal of Racing Future, according to their website, is “to motivate and inspire a new generation of fans to get involved in and support horse racing.” Mills posted the following piece on […]

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Digital Influence: America’s Best Racing Makes Generational Connection

It’s been one of the questions brought up time and time again at so many “meetings of the minds” in Thoroughbred racing – how do we bring new fans into the sport and reverse the trend of losing more people to old age than we are bringing in fresh, young blood? When you talk with […]

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Pope: Where’s the Game-Changing Innovation for Racing?

A few weeks ago, Apple presented its latest innovations, including a smart watch and a new way of paying for goods and services. In a short time, the company has literally changed the world with its innovations. The investment necessary to create and deliver such innovations is driven by a profit motive. Last summer, FIFA […]

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Technological Advances Changing the Work of Bloodstock Agents, Veterinarians

As mainstream technology has embraced such high-functioning items as Google Glass and cars that can read your text messages to you, the horse racing world remains somewhat resistant to new tools and analyses, according to an article in The Guardian. The UK and European breeding industries now house two competing genetic analysis companies–Equinome and Thoroughbred Genetics Limited. The two […]

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‘Big Board’ Wows Fans on Churchill’s Opening Night

The $12 million investment had its critics, but there’s little argument that Churchill Downs’ monstrous new video board is a stunner. For the nearly 25,000 fans on hand for the ‘Big Board’ launch Saturday night, it was a huge hit. Larger than 3 NBA courts and 2,200 46-inch flat-screen TVs, the Big Board impressed racegoers […]

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Hong Kong: New iPad App Could Have Broad Appeal

In a scene befitting a Hollywood premiere, The Hong Kong Jockey Club unveiled the “Racing Touch” application for the iPad in the run-up to this weekend’s Longines Hong Kong International Races. Racing execs, celebrities, and a swarm of international press jammed the “Adrenaline” room at Happy Valley Racecourse for a swanky tutorial on the graphically-rich […]

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New Santa Anita Audio-Visual Technology ‘Off the Charts’

Racegoers will find a “new” Santa Anita Park when the Arcadia, Calif., track opens its doors for the autumn meeting that begins Friday, and Tom Ludt, the senior vice president of racing and gaming for the Stronach Group, hopes the experience will make fans want to come back for more. “The experience of racing begins […]

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The latest in equine technology: The recovery suit

Was that a horse in a wetsuit at Flemington Race Course Saturday?  No, but it sure looked like it. Champion sprinter Hay List was seen wearing a new piece of equine technology following his win in the Newmarket Handicap.  The Hidez Recovery Suit is a compression suit designed to help with circulation and speed up […]

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New website allows tracks to make equine injury data public

The Jockey Club has created a website to enable racetracks to publish their statistics from the Equine Injury Database, it was announced today by James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “The Equine Injury Database recently completed the collection of a third year of data from participating racetracks, representing approximately […]

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Fair Grounds launches revamped website

FairGroundsRaceCourse.com, the official website of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, re-launched today with a new design and a more intuitive layout. “Visitors to FairGroundsRaceCourse.com will find their way to the information they need in less time and with fewer clicks,” said Senior Director of Marketing Mark Conner. “Whether it’s handicapping data, slots promotions or […]

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