Sectional Timing Begins at the National Level in France

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Horses compete at Cagnes-sur-Mer on Monday | Scoop Dyga

The national rollout of race sectional timing at all premium Flat and National Hunt racecourses in France began this month, France Galop and its partner McLloyd announced on Monday. The McLloyd system will be implemented at all French national meetings beginning in February and is the first country to offer such broad coverage. The technology was tested in 2019 at ParisLongchamp, Chantilly, Deauville and more recently in Auteuil. Lyon-La-Soie and Marseille-Vivaux were added to the timing network on Jan. 14 and 15, respectively. Cagnes-sur-Mer joined the fold on Jan. 18. Pau and Mont-de-Marsan are the next courses slated to receive the timing system.

A small sensor is deployed on each horse and has been adapted to both Flat and Jumps racing. Thanks to the sensors, live and replay editing, with the instant running order and speed, is now available on Equidia's screens. It is also made available to the racecourses and betting partners. At the end of every race, a full data report is published for every runner and posted in the official results on France Galop website. For more information on the new timing system, go to www.france-galop.com.

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