Skip to comments.BHA Adds Result Verification Procedure (UK Photo Finish Result Overturned)
Posted on 07/09/2018 3:21:25 PM PDT by ml/nj
The British Horseracing Authority has instituted an additional results verification procedure after a wrong result was posted at Kempton in March. In that instance, an official result was later reversed after a photo finish was more closely examined and the result found to be incorrect.
The process, which has been trialled extensively since March, means that an additional line of verification is now in place before the weighed in signal is given, whereby the stipendiary stewards on duty are required to verify the finishing order of the winning and placed horses. Should there be a query, a signal is given to the judge on duty to revisit the result until there is agreement between both parties, in which case the provisional result may be amended if it has been given.
Brant Dunshea, chief regulatory officer of the BHA, said, Although the initial situation which caused us to look into results verification was disappointing, the outcome whereby all those affected by the result of a race can have increased confidence in its accuracy is a positive one. Id like to thank all those who have been involved in the process both within the BHA and externally for their assistance in completing this project, which is now in place for all races run in Great Britain.
I wish these guys were on hand for the 9th at Monmouth July 4. (Called a dead heat but it sure didn't look that way to me. Photos are not posted at their website, but you may be able to see a replay.)
Like a mono-ii
I hate horseracing. Cruel.
Yeah, it's real cruel. Take a walk through the barns at Keeneland and just look at all that cruelty. Then go out west to where there are wild horses; wild mangy horses. And if one take a bad step on the uneven ground, he/she waits there until some other animal comes along for dinner.
Thoroughbred racehorses are the most well cared for animals on the planet.
“Thoroughbred racehorses are the most well cared for animals on the planet.”
Yea? You ain’t seen my wife’s dog. He is old so she carries him up and down the stairs, lifts him on to the couch or onto the bed. Yes he sleeps with us, er, her. I doubt I will receive the same treatment in my old age.
Unless they break their leg on the track and get put down
Have you forgotten what John Edward’s baby mommas’s father did to make a little extra money to supplement his insurance defense practice?
Electrocution, breaking horses’ legs, arson to kill larger numbers more efficiently. All part of the high end horse business.
More likely to break a leg while standing still in their stalls, when the insurance policy is bigger than the potential sales price.
I'd venture to say that it's better for them then lying on the ground waiting to be eaten. If it weren't for racing, none of those racehorses would ever have been born.
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