March 1, 2012
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EquiSight Captures Horserace Footage with Jockey Cam on the East Coast
Race fans can Ride the Race at Hialeah Park, Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows Training Center, Laurel Park and Sagamore Farms
TUCSON, AZ—EquiSight brought their cutting-edge technology to east coast this past week and recorded a total of 30 jockey cams videos. The footage was taken from historical and world class racing tracks and training centers in Florida and Maryland.
EquiSight’s objective for the Florida visit was to outfit several Kentucky Derby contenders with the camera system during live races and workouts events as well as make key connections with industry professionals.
While in Florida, EquiSight seized the opportunity to visit the historical Hialeah Park during final week of live Quarter Horse racing. This notable race track utilized the innovative company EquiSight to bring fans into the action of the race. EquiSight outfitted jockey Oscar Delgado with a helmet camera and recorded a live demo event during the Quarter Horse (QH) closing race weekend at Hialeah Park. The footage was recorded during the second race on Sunday, February 19, closing day for QH race season.
This event marked the debut of Quarter Horse racing seen through EquiSight vision. “The opportunity was extremely exciting for us,” said co-founder Kenleigh Hobby. “The strength and speed of this breed is illustrated through the video and the power you feel when watching the footage is exhilarating.” Horseracing fans have the rare opportunity to Ride the Race by watching the Hialeah Park Quarter Horse Jockey Cam.
EquiSight went on to Gulfstream Park where they were greeted with open arms by Gulfstream management. On Thursday, February 23, EquiSight shot footage for seven of the ten live races from Gulfstream Park. A total of twelve jockey cameras and one outrider camera was used during the day.
Fans are taken directly into the action when they mounted up with Jockey Rajiv Maragh as he rode El Hombre Grande to a 3rd place finish. Another highlight from Gulfstream Park was during race 8 #3 when Jockey Paco Lopez rode Quiet Danger, a 3 year old bay gelding to a 4th place finish. EquiSight co-founders, David P. Matt and Kenleigh Hobby, were interviewed on the GulfStream simulcast feed and had the opportunity to pitch their innovative camera system and future plans to increase the number of horseracing fans exponentially in the next few years.
The EquiSight team then ventured northeast to visit Laurel Park on February 26 where they captured exclusive workout footage from Tiger Walk and Millionreasonswhy while the sun rose in Maryland.
EquiSight concluded their Maryland visit with a tour of Sagamore Farm, a historical training track that was founded in 1925 and has been home to many racehorse champions. EquiSight received a special invitation and was asked to produce unique footage from the farm. EquiSight outfitted two 2 year old horses in training, Hamp and WaterTower. The footage shows these horses as they work out on Sagamore Farm’s training track which was refurbished by Under Armor founder Kevin Plank and infused with recycled shredded bits of fabric from Under Armour apparel.
The EquiSight camera system is being developed as a project by David P. Matt and Kenleigh Hobby, students at the University of Arizona. The two seniors are enrolled in the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), a one-of-a-kind program that has educated some of the most successful equine professionals. Matt and Hobby are developing their company at the business incubator the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI). AzCI provides structured business development for technology companies and works with entrepreneurs to move technology through the commercialization process.
EquiSight enhances the viewership for horseracing fans and officials. EquiSight utilizes cutting edge technology to bring the traditional two-dimensional binocular video experience into the present day by allowing viewers to Ride the Race from the jockey’s point of view. This new perspective allows people the ability to feel the speed, beauty, and intensity from this “Sport of Kings.” For more information about EquiSight visit www.equisight.com. Keep track of the action by following EquiSight on Facebook, Twitter @equisight and YouTube.
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