Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has unveiled a $3 million capital improvement project, including installation of the Trakus system, that will be completed in time for the 2011-12 season that runs from Dec. 3 through April 8.
Included in the project will be the installation of six new Daktronics higher resolution LED boards that will replace the board in the track’s infield, the three around its walking ring, and the two in its north and south towers. An additional LED board will be installed in the infield directly across from the Tiki Hut.
Also, the track will install 250 stadium seats in the Tiki Hut area, located near the finish of the 1 1/16 mile races that Gulfstream will be running for the first time this year.
Trakus uses wireless technology that monitors every horse at every moment in every race. The horse’s positions during the race are digitally displayed by using small radio transmitters that travel in the saddle towels of each horse.
The Trakus Online Network also allows race information for every horse at each point-of-call and full results data is available every half furlong for trip distance, peak and average speeds, margins, and rail distance.