Total Performance Data

Data, Data, Data: The “New Frontier” for Horse Racing

Last week at Royal Ascot, The Ridler (Brazen Beau) sprang a surprise in the G2 Norfolk S. when out-performing his odds of 50-1. That wasn't the only odd spell The Ridler cast during the race. Into the final furlong, The Ridler drifted markedly left across the field, hampering the chances of several other runners. Controversially for some, The Ridler kept the race after a steward's inquiry. During a presentation at Wednesday's Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, Will Duff Gordon, CEO of Total Performance Data,...

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Total Performance Data Inks Deal With JCSA

Total Performance Data (TPD) has signed a multi-year deal with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia (JCSA). The tracking system was launched during the two-day Saudi Cup meeting. TPD's agreement, the first for the company in the Middle East, means the data specialists now operate in five countries throughout the world, with the two racecourses in the territory, the King Abdulaziz Racetrack and King Khalid Racetrack, the 42nd and 43rd tracks they have a presence at globally. In addition, the new deal also means that both on-course and off-course broadcasters...

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TIF's Cummings Takes on Issue of Timing Problems

One day after Bill Finley wrote about inconsistencies in timing at a handful of racetracks in the U.S.--both big and small--in Wednesday's TDN, Pat Cummings, the Executive Director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, has penned a piece of his own, explaining why accuracy in timing is paramount to the game and offering a framework for how to move forward. "The state of race timing in America is not improving as the years pass. It is getting worse," writes Cummings, who served as the director of racing information for Trakus for...

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Ascot Forms Partnership With TPD

Ascot Racecourse has engaged Total Performance Data as its tracking distribution partner to broaden the reach of its Longines tracking data. TPD currently provides live tracking data from 37 racecourses worldwide. Juliet Slot, chief commercial officer at Ascot, said, "With racing taking place behind closed doors, it's never been more important for the sport to offer the greatest possible insight and analysis for online or home viewing and TPD enable us to reach a wider audience with our Longines tracking data. With 37 racecourses installed worldwide and some impressive commercial...

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