The roll-out of live weather data at major race meetings in Great Britain continues with WeatherTrax Live set to debut at Aintree’s three-day Randox Grand National Festival, which begins on Thursday.
WeatherTrax is delivered by Cambridgeshire-based technology and ground management company, TurfTrax, and connects users directly to the on-site racecourse weather station providing 24/7 access to a range of detailed scientific measurements via the racecourse’s own website.
Information including wind speed and direction, air and soil temperature and soil moisture is streamed live and published alongside independent GoingStick readings enabling horsemen, media and racing fans to monitor weather changes and ground conditions in real-time.
Latest WeatherTrax information for Aintree Racecourse can be found here:
Aintree Clerk of the Course Sulekha Varma said, “The Randox Grand National Festival is a global event and the appetite for data increases year on year.
“For the first time we are delighted to be able to make the same detailed localised information that would routinely be provided to horsemen, available to a world-wide audience on demand using WeatherTrax Live.”
The WeatherTrax Live service was launched last year at Ascot as part of an enhanced offering for the Royal Meeting and was seen in action most recently at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
TurfTrax Managing Director Mike Maher said, “WeatherTrax Live data is becoming increasingly popular among participants and stay-at-home racing followers and we anticipate high demand for the service during the Randox Grand National Festival.
“The data was accessed almost 50,000 times during the Cheltenham Festival band we expect Aintree data to be equally sought after.
“We are thrilled to be working with The Jockey Club to provide enhanced data for some of their most important fixtures, and to add Aintree to Newmarket, Kempton Park and Cheltenham among the WeatherTrax Live portfolio.”