Trakus Releases Statement On Pegasus Timing Error

February 3, 2017

As hoped, Trakus released a statement regarding the timing of The Pegasus. While I agree they time a lot of races accurately, I am not on board with this being as isolated as they’d like us to think, and frankly it was inexcusable with the technology available on such a big day.

The Trakus release explained, “Trakus technology functions reliably, robustly and on a daily basis all over the world, and has been operated for more than 110,000 races since its introduction in 2006. During the Pegasus World Cup, a minor anomaly in the underlying tracking data was experienced for Arrogate in the measurement cycle reporting as the horse approached the finish line. On major race days, extreme environmental conditions are not unusual and may impact reliable tracking performance. Such conditions existed during the record-setting Pegasus World Cup, which resulted in the live race final time being measured with an error of a fraction of a second.”

I’m not sure what precisely constituted “extreme environmental conditions” last Saturday. That would have been a nice addition to the statement. I like Trakus, and think it is a great tool, but that is only if it is accurate.

@Tracking_Trips nice call Jon

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