Keeneland, Woodbine Share Simulcast Award
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 1:39:30 PM
Last Updated: 10/11/2012 6:48:50 PM
Keeneland and Woodbine Entertainment Group were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Each track had won the award four times previously and received a crystal trophy sponsored by Post Time Technologies.
The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack's live race product to its simulcast outlets. A panel of five judges selected the winners as best among the 12 North American racetracks entered for consideration.
The International Simulcast Conference is hosted by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America, in association with the American Greyhound Track Operators Association.
The judges cited Keeneland's superb, sharp video and multiple paddock cameras as well as the streamlined Trakus presentation providing an enhanced viewing experience for the winning entry originally aired April 12, 2012. Woodbine's graphics package for its Aug. 6, 2012 broadcast, combined with exceptional commentators, impressed the judges, who noted that "At Woodbine, it's all about the horse."
The 12 track entries were the actual simulcast audio and video transmission of a single race sent to wagering outlets. Each entry included the pre-race features, odds, will-pays, commentaries, the actual running of the race, the results, and post-race features.
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