Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) has today launched a new service, providing detailed sectional timing for all Western Australian thoroughbred race meetings telecast nationally on SKY Racing.
RWWA has partnered with Daily Sectionals to deliver post-race 200 metre split and cumulative times from the 1200m together with each horses position in running.
For metropolitan and inner provincial meetings, sectional times will be available on RWWA’s Customer Racing Information Service (CRIS) website on the same day while for some regional race meetings, with limited on-course internet access, times will be available the following day.
The sectional times, which have been backdated to 1 August 2018, will initially be available to download in an excel document from the CRIS website with further development work currently being undertaken to integrate the times into the full race results.
Manager Commercial Racing and Planning David Hunter said he was excited to introduce this valuable service, designed to better inform both punters and industry participants alike.
“Enhancing the delivery of data collated on our racing and having this information freely available on our platforms is a key aspect in driving interest in the Western Australian racing product,.” said Hunter.
“This service will see sectional times available for approximately 2,000 races each year, which represents more than 90% of races run in the state.”
Daily Sectionals Managing Director Vince Accardi said he is delighted that RWWA have taken the initiative to provide sectional times for all national SKY covered race meetings in Western Australia and is only the second jurisdiction in Australia to introduce this service after Victoria.
“The data coverage will be vital in assisting with racing integrity for stewards and will be a fantastic tool for the racing enthusiast, trainers, jockeys and owners,” said Accardi.
Manager Commercial Racing and Planning
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