Wireless system to debut at Del Mar meeting

Jul 3, 2007 5:29 AM

The upcoming Del Mar meet traditionally marks the culmination of the Southern California thoroughbred season. But this year, it also marks the beginning of a new era for horse players.

Sona Mobile Holdings Corp., a leading provider of secure software solutions for Thoroughbred Horse Racing and gaming applications, announced last week that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) to develop a wireless wagering and race information application to be used for on-track wagering at this year’s Thoroughbred race meeting.

Sona and DMTC are currently negotiating a definitive agreement.

During the 2007 race meet, Sona will provide DMTC with a wireless wagering application that allows on-track racing fans at Del Mar the opportunity to place wagers via their personal PDAs, including Windows Mobile Smartphones and RIM BlackBerry devices.

Users will also have the ability to access real time Del Mar race information, scratches, account information, race results as well as the ability to view live streaming videos and on demand archived videos of Del Mar races.

In addition to the race information, Sona’s wireless application, through its partnerships with the Daily Racing Form (DRF) and Equibase, will allow fans to access key handicapping tools, and industry information on demand via their PDAs.