Total Performance Data agrees Argentina racecourse timing deal

Data including sectional times to be provided from Argentine racecourse for first time

17th January, 2017 (Buenos Aires) – Total Performance Data (TPD), the supplier of innovative race timing technology to the racing industries, has agreed a deal with Argentina’s Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo racecourse that will see sectional times and a raft of other in-race timing data provided for the first time.

The agreement will see TPD install its market-leading race timing technology at the historic Buenos Aires racecourse, staging 120 fixtures every year.

It is the first time that data of this granularity – including sectional times, race pace, mid-race positioning and energy distribution – will be available on racing from the country.

The data, supplied using the latest GPS / GNSS technology, can be streamed to both on-course and off-course audiences, and is expected to go live at the Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo in mid 2017.

Will Duff Gordon, CEO of Total Performance Data, said: “I am thrilled that the latest technology from Total Performance Data will be available at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo.

“The data we are drawing from racecourses around the world has the power to reinvent the way people interact with horseracing, and to bring it to Argentina for the first time is a major step in this process.

“We are determined to bring racing into the 21st century by supplying new content that enriches the experience for fans. With the technology improving all the time, this is only the start.”

Antonio Bullrich, President of the Racing Commission at Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo, added: “Our partnership with Total Performance Data is very exciting. We have been searching for a technology provider who can offer this type of tracking and data.

“Unlike many other data solutions, TPD offers a swift and simple installation, and the additional data will add a great deal of value to our races and improve the experience for our customers.”

The agreement with Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo follows similar agreements with racecourses across the UK, including all Arena Racing Company’s 16 racecourses, for which TPD provides sectional times that are available on At The Races.com.

TPD currently provides in-running odds generation data for over 40% of UK races, and is in negotiations to install its technology across a number of other racecourses worldwide.