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DeanT
02-18-2010, 04:46 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Track and Weather Conditions Added to Equibase.com Late Changes Page (http://blog.horseplayersassociation.org/2010/02/track-and-weather-conditions-added-to.html)

Via Press Release:

Horseplayers can now obtain current track conditions, weather information and forecasts throughout the day for all racetracks in the United States and Canada when accessing the Today's Scratches & Program Changes page on equibase.com, it was announced today by Equibase Company President and COO Hank Zeitlin.

"The availability of weather and current track conditions from Equibase will certainly provide horseplayers with another valuable tool as they consider their wagers from off-track locations," said Jeff Platt, president of Horseplayers Association of North America. "HANA continues to strongly encourage all racetracks to post their scratches, program changes and track conditions as early as possible on race day."

Current weather and forecast information for racetrack locations is provided through a license agreement with Weather Central LLC, and the track conditions, as with scratches and program changes, are updated live at the track via eBas, Equibases proprietary Internet-based data collection system.

The Today's Scratches & Program Changes webpage is accessible via a link on the equibase.com homepage as well as on mobile.equibase.com. The information is also available for electronic retrieval, which enables value-added resellers, tracks and other industry organizations to provide timely changes and scratches to their respective customers.

Horseplayers can also register to receive an RSS feed for each track they are playing, enabling instant delivery of information to their mobile device.

PaceAdvantage
02-18-2010, 07:16 PM
I really welcome this addition. Believe it or not, even with video feeds, it's sometimes tough to find out the official track condition...certain tracks (like TURF PARADISE for instance) love to display track condition for only a few scant minutes out of every race...really pisses me off...

BillW
02-18-2010, 07:24 PM
I really welcome this addition. Believe it or not, even with video feeds, it's sometimes tough to find out the official track condition...certain tracks (like TURF PARADISE for instance) love to display track condition for only a few scant minutes out of every race...really pisses me off...

Some ADW's are worse!

gm10
02-20-2010, 10:56 AM
Hey I sent them an email asking about this about a month ago. They said they'd look into it.

Good work!!

DJofSD
02-20-2010, 11:53 AM
Next step: get the results charts to reflect the reality at the start of each race instead of repeating for all races on the card the weather conditions at some time prior to the first race.