The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Pinpointing Trakus

For most of Thoroughbred racing’s history, horseplayers have depended on past performance information gathered by a team of chartcallers using binoculars and a notepad, and fans watching races at the track, simulcast site or their home via TV/computer followed their selections by matching silks or saddlecloth colors to a program number.

Then along came Trakus, a system using microchips and wireless communications to precisely track exactly where a horse is throughout a race. Trakus takes the guesswork out of chartcalling and makes following all of the horses during the live running of a race easier through its innovative graphic presentation.

In North America, Trakus was first installed at Woodbine in Canada, Keeneland, and Del Mar, and most recently has been added at Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park Tampa Bay Downs and will soon be in place at Santa Anita. It’s also featured at the Mohawk harness track in Canada, and at several international venues, including Meydan in Dubai and tracks in Turkey and Singapore.

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