Sydney Spring racing never stronger

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“Racing in Sydney has never been stronger,” announced Jamie Barkley, CEO of the Australian Turf Club, with the Sydney Everest Carnival set to run from 17 September to 5 November.

“Witness the inaugural $2 million Big Dance at Royal Randwick on Cup Day, Tuesday 1 November, with the $2 million Invitational and the $1 million Callander-Presnell earlier on Saturday 22 October.”

“The other new race is the $2m Five Diamonds at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 5 November, which would host the Group 1 $1m Chandon Golden Rose on Saturday 24 September.”

“With it come the great traditions of the Group 1 $1.5m TAB Epsom, the Group 1 $750,000 Heineken Metropolitan and the Group 1 $750,000 Darley Flight Stakes on Saturday 1 October.”

“And of course the biggest events of all are the $15m TAB Everest on Saturday October 15 at Royal Randwick and the $10m Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday October 29.”

The news is that the Australian Turf Club has signed a deal with global fast-growing digital media group Racing and Sports for betting and media services and year-round support for racing in Sydney.

Racing and sports punters Podium will be on the field at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens during this spring’s Everest Carnival, along with next year’s Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

On-course customers can buy shares before Sydney’s racing and sports betting experts place their bets on race day, with total winning dividends split between ticket holders.

Racing and Sports will hold naming rights to the $400,000 Group 2 Racing and Sports Golden Pendant at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 24 September and will support other ATC meetings each year.

ATC and Racing and Sports will once again provide a free transcription and statistics service along with race day media resources over the coming months and the Sydney Everest Carnival.

With the $200,000 Group 3 Doncaster Prelude Racing and Sports also taking place on March 25, “we are extremely proud to be a key strategic partner of ATC, one of the iconic racing clubs”.

With Carnival prizemoney rising to $65.9 million, owners, bettors and racegoers alike will welcome the new ATC Weather Tracker, which will provide up to 15 seconds of live updates.

It will provide wind speed and direction, precipitation, humidity and air temperatures from several locations across Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens and is linked to the Industry Meteorological Service.

All track information and data, including soil compression and water content, will be available in your mobile app, plus up-to-date track ratings and rail positions.

Today it’s the Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens racecourses, which already feature integrated digital signage, television systems as well as innovative digital cube displays on race day.

ATC’s $6.5m ten-year partnership with venue technology experts PMY Group must surely rate highly with outgoing ATC chairman Matthew McGrath as he reflects on the success of his board.

On its 150m long LED systems along the Royal Randwick and Rosehill straight, PMY provides bettors on the course with real-time betting, tipping and racing information.

In addition, there are Winning Post LED displays, dynamic LED panels inside the Theater of The Horse, High Impact LED Cubes at Randwick and enhanced IPTV and digital streaming technology.

Even ‘premium partners and sponsors can take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their creative capabilities and content with this new technology that transforms the game day experience.’

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