British Horseracing Authority: Digital race archive playing vital role in ground-breaking rider research. “The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced details of how its digital archive of previous races is assisting multiple research projects aimed at improving rider safety. The projects, which are based at the University of Sydney, University College Dublin and University of Bath respectively all use a digital race archive created by the BHA earlier this year to map and digitally re-construct how jockeys fall in more detail.”
HarnessLink: Capturing The Cup to debut on Facebook Live. “Woodbine Entertainment is set to debut a new Facebook Live harness racing series titled ‘Capturing The Cup’ this Thursday. The five-episode series will feature past champions of the Pepsi North America Cup reflecting on their victories, close calls and other memorable moments from Canada’s richest harness race.”
The state of Pennsylvania has launched a new database of rulings given with regard to horse racing activities. “Results of official rulings issued against licensees by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission now will be available online as part of the commission’s continuing commitment to transparency and modernizing its oversight of the state’s racing industry. Historically, access to the database of rulings was limited to racing regulators. Today, any decision, matter or action taken by racing judges, stewards, or the commission, relating to racing activities now will be publically accessible and searchable…”
Twitter continues to get into livestreaming sports. “The race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup, will this year be streamed live on Twitter, competing with the Seven Network’s stream and live TV broadcast of the race. The Melbourne Cup is not the first sport that Twitter has live streamed, but is the first outside the United States.” It’s already streamed, but interesting to see what other events outside of the US Twitter will make deals for.