Sectional times assist UK regulator, British Horseracing Authority

TPD’s sectional timing data has been used by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to assist in their deliberations during an appeal against a Stewards inquiry.

From the BHA:

On 12 January 2017, the Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) heard an appeal against the decision by the Wolverhampton Stewards, following an inquiry on 27 December 2016, to leave unaltered the placings of the first two horses home in the EBF Fillies’ Handicap Stakes.

Sectional times of the race were shown to the Disciplinary Panel, by trainer C Fellowes, to make his case:

He showed the Panel sectional times of the race and pointed out CAROLINAE had run the last 2 furlongs more quickly than DAISY BERE (FR).

The Panel also referred to sectional times when dismissing the appeal:

On the run to the line CAROLINAE made up no significant ground, was beaten ¾ length and was slowing which was confirmed by the sectional times.

You can read the full report on the BHA website here and view the sectional times for the race in question here: 27 December 2016 | Wolverhampton | 14:50