GPS Data Latest Add to Equibase’s Race Lens

October 3, 2023

Equibase News Release

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information, today announced the addition of data derived from its GPS System within Race Lens, its interactive past performance product.  

Race Lens includes four key features – advanced search and custom handicapping angles, the ability to back-test handicapping theories, customized past performances, and True Odds proprietary predictive modeling. Users can now utilize GPS data within the past performance section and the angles module of Race Lens.

To see a demo video of Race Lens narrated by Tom Durkin click here.

“GPS technology provides comprehensive data for each horse during the entire running of a race,” said Kyle McDoniel, president and chief operating officer for Equibase. “Equibase now collects GPS data at racetracks representing 75% of North American handle, so we are excited to include this added information in our top-end handicapping product.”

During the running of a race, GPS data is collected every half second for every horse in the race. Within the past performance section of Race Lens, users can click the GPS icon to see the following information for every race in which that horse has run at a GPS track: average speed, number of strides, cumulative number of strides, average stride length (in feet), and average strides per second. Users can also create custom angles using GPS data based on the following criteria: top speed (mph), fastest cumulative time, average stride length, and average strides per second.

In addition to equibase.com, Race Lens is available at trackmaster.com, at TVG’s handicapping store at tvg.com, at Xpressbet’s Pro Shop at Xpressbet.com, and at NYRA Bets at racing.nyrabets.com.

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