Racing Victoria (RV) on Wednesday announced a long-term agreement with tripleSdata and Champion Data to deliver enhanced sectional timing and tracking for Victorian racing.
tripleSdata and Champion Data will work together to deliver this important new project to RV and will utilise the latest Swiss Timing technology combined with experienced venue operations capabilities and a bespoke technology platform to deliver valuable data, live into racing industry stakeholders.
The new solution will replace the Trakus timing system at Caulfield, Flemington and The Valley race meetings. It will also be introduced at Melbourne’s fourth metropolitan racetrack, Ladbrokes Park (Sandown).
The service will deliver all the familiar data points relating to sectional splits and timing for all horses, along with real-time tracking technology for broadcasters and Clubs to utilise, while providing scope for expansion into the future.
The valuable information will continue to be provided to customers and stakeholders through established access points such as Racing.com’s broadcast and digital platforms, along with on-course screens.
The new timing solution will be activated at Melbourne’s four metropolitan racetracks throughout July and August, subject to any impact on final implementation and testing owing to COVID restrictions in place at the time.
It has been trialled at recent Ladbrokes Park meetings and will undergo further live testing at Wednesday’s race meeting. The new timing data will begin to be introduced across RV’s various media partnerships and platforms, including Racing.com broadcast and digital, in the coming weeks.
“We are delighted to partner with tripleSdata and Champion Data to ensure that punters, owners, participants, broadcasters and racing media have access to enhanced timing information from our metropolitan racetracks," said RV Chief Commercial and Financial Officer, Aaron Morrison.
“tripleSdata and Champion Data were appointed following a rigorous evaluation process due to their proven experience as a race timing and tracking supplier, local operational expertise and improved data reliability thanks to their advanced GPS-RTK technology. This process included independent technical testing and verification by La Trobe University’s Centre for Technology Infusion.
“While data on our race meetings will come from a new platform, all the familiar data points around sectional times will be available to stakeholders with scope for us to expand the information on offer into the future.
“Phase one of the partnership with tripleSdata and Champion Data will see the new timing and tracking system operational at our four Melbourne tracks over the next six weeks in time for the Spring Racing Carnival.
“Looking ahead, we have aspirations to deliver upgraded timing solutions at our key country tracks, particularly those holding standalone metropolitan meetings. This will be dependent on the success of our initial deployment with tripleSdata," she said.
New timing data to be tested and installed at Sandown, picture Racing Photos