Del Mar installs large LED video board in the track's infield
July 15, 2017 7:33 AM
by Robert Mann
Racing fans making the journey to Del Mar this summer will have a easier and better way to see their horses’ exploits following the installation of a 21-foot high, 35-foot wide LED video board in the track's infield.
The state-of-the-art installation, which provides an improved 8-millimeter display upgrade over the 10-millimeter display previously put in place in 2011, provides approximately 735 square feet of imagery with the capability to show not only a full-screen presentation, but also multiple images at once in various zones on the board.
“Our fans are going to really appreciate this new look,” Josh Rubinstein, an executive vice president of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and its COO said in a media release. “You'll see a race unfold in extra sharp images even in the bright sunshine we're used to here at Del Mar. This is an upgrade that will make a day at the races all the better.”
Del Mar's 78th summer season starts this Wednesday (July 19) with first post at 2 p.m. The 36-day meet will continue through Sept. 4. Wagering will be available at simulcast outlets across North America.
Gaming Today, in its print edition and online at gamingtoday.com, as it has for the past 41 years, will feature its outstanding array of coverage that now includes noted handicapper Richard Saber’s selections each racing day. Other racing columnists include Steve Davidowitz, and Jon Lindo.
Davidowitz is the author of “Betting Thoroughbreds,” described by the New York Times as a seminal work on handicapping that introduced the concepts of track bias, key races and the value of identifying trainer patterns. It has sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide in more than 20 printings while influencing generations of horseplayers.
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