Kentucky Downs

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What’s new: Color-coded numbered “chiclets” at the bottom of the race broadcast will replace placing judges posting the positions of the four leaders throughout a race, making it easier for viewers to tell where every horse is. The graphics are part of Equibase’s new Gmax automated tracking system using GPS technology, a venture launched with United Kingdom-based technology partner Total Performance Data. Kentucky Downs also will test the Gmax timing system during the meet while continuing to hand-time the races – the method used since the track opened in 1990.

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