The upcoming Qatar Goodwood Festival will provide live weather data from TurfTrax, the Cambridgeshire-based technology company announced on Sunday. Developed in conjunction with a number of leading UK racecourses, the system provides horsemen, media and the general public with up-to-the minute GoingStick readings, going maps, irrigation and rails positions, as well as detailed live weather data comprising wind speed and direction, rainfall and soil moisture content via a dedicated webpage. This technology was previous used with success at Royal Ascot and Newmarket's July Cup Festival.
“We have been delighted with the response to the live weather data app so far,” said TurfTrax Managing Director Mike Maher. “There certainly seems to be increasing demand for accurate data and the benefit of the TurfTrax weather system is that the information it measures comes direct from the course and not a weather station in the nearest town which could be several miles away.
“The information delivered by the app has been available to racecourses using the TurfTrax weather system for a number of years, but investment in the front-end now enables them to make the same information available to a wider group of stakeholders.”