(edited Churchill Downs press release)
Free online video race replays are now available for all Churchill Downs live facilities, the company announced on Friday. The delayed videos will appear online across Churchill DownsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ network of Web-sites and will be available to all customers who are logged into the CDSN network.
"Online video replays of our races have long been one of the top requests of our customers," said Jeremy Borseth, senior director of channel services and Internet operations for Churchill Downs, in a press release.
Replay videos will appear online approximately 10 to 15 minutes following the conclusion of a live race. A small "teaser" window on the home page of each Churchill Downs racetrack currently offering live racing will display the videos and offer links to higher-quality video available on a dedicated replay page.
Visitors may watch the most recent race available, scroll through the day's completed races to select another video, or view archival content. Races will be archived through the duration of the meet.
Video replays are currently being offered at www.calderracecourse.com for Calder Race Course and at www.hoosierpark.com for Hoosier Park, which both have race meets underway. The feature will debut for the remaining Churchill Downs tracks as they cycle back into live racing periods.
The built-in video player which houses the race replays will also be capable of displaying additional video content, including previews of major stakes races, on-site events and customer messages. Although customers will be required to register or log into the CDSN network to view the video content, the replays themselves will be available free of charge.