“Liking” a Race While at the Track without Actually Watching Race

Racing NSW has released a new mobile app, just in case anyone has occasionally found their attention wandering away from where it belongs, on the tiny screens in front of their noses, to the outside world.

Racing NSW has launched an app called Punter’s Intel, which will enable punters, and we presume anyone else who downloads and installs the app, along with agreeing to all manner of sacrifices of privacy, to accurately assess the performances of every horse in a race.

Peter V’landys, Racing NSW chief executive, did not hold back in describing the capabilities of Punter’s Intel. “Punter’s Intel is a game-changer and provides the ultimate tool to access vital information of a horse’s performance and view dynamic 3D simulated replays of the race, control camera angles, speed and playback options as well as select data to be viewed throughout the race itself,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

It is no longer necessary to actually watch a race.

Now, those addicted to the latest information will have a constant stream of intel that is updated 50 times per second.

Our preference would have been for an app that updated 60 times per second, but for the moment, 50 times is the limit of the technology.

Racing NSW has erected an average of 20 poles on 22 racecourses in NSW (Sorry, all of you cavemen and women in Victoria and Queensland), each of which is nine metres in height and contains a wireless base station that transmits data collected from a transmitter in the saddlecloths of the horses.

A primary advantage of the app is that it provides detailed sectional times of every runner in a race.

One potential disadvantage of the app could be the possibility that Winx will pause at every data pole to take a selfie or photobomb Hartnell as she passes him for the umpteenth time.

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