The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

September 5, 2013

Hoosier Park more fun online

I went out to Hoosier Park on Wednesday so I could take a first-hand look at a new system at Hoosier Park, which makes it easier to follow a particular horse during a race.

The system is called Trakus. It just started on Tuesday evening. Thanks to the people at the track and the folks from Trakus, I was able to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting this feature on the screen for all to utilize.

I do believe people will enjoy following the races as they happen at Hoosier Park more than ever with this system.

But I found something else that Trakus provides which will increase my enjoyment of the racing after it is over from the comfort of my living room’s easy chair.

A lot of detailed information is available now just minutes after each race on the Hoosier Park website. You can find it at: http://hoosierpark.com/trakus.html

You can find what some of that data includes in my story elsewhere on that page. But there’s something more now available that has me even more excited.

The data that is collected by Trakus during each race is also used to do a computer animation replay of that race. That replay is available at the same spot on Hoosier Park’s website where the data can be found.

Not only is the animation replay available, but there are three views from which to choose.

There is a driver’s view, which is actually a bit higher than a real driver view and the camera is stationary at about mid-pack. So, during the course of the race, some horses will fall behind you and out of sight and some will appear as if from behind you and roll into contention.

Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - HB0121 - Luck photo Luck, Colts to open season against Manning's Broncos

    The Indianapolis Colts will open the 2014 regular season at AFC champion Denver in a Sunday night showdown pitting quarterback Peyton Manning against his former team.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0424 - Frankton vs AHS - 048 Frankton hits early, often in win over Anderson Frankton pounded out 11 hits in handing Anderson its second softball loss in as many nights.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0424 - Alex v MG 3 Argylls hold on to top Tigers Pitching and defense win games, especially in girls high school softball and it was on display here Wednesday evening as the Madison-Grant Lady Argylls picked up a 4-1 Central Indiana Conference win over the host Lady Tigers.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indians come up short against Tigers in golf The Anderson Indians came up short against Yorktown 147-170 on Wednesday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Reggie photo for online notebook Colts notebook: Few doubts about Wayne in locker room If there are outside doubts about whether Reggie Wayne can return to form because of his age and the severity of his injury, few are shared inside the Indianapolis Colts' locker room.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0424 - Mathis armor Mathis' leadership paying off for Colts An authentic set of battle armor greeted visitors to Robert Mathis' locker Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The black-and-gold helmet and chest plate look more at home in one of the "300" movies, but they are the proud possessions of the NFL's reigning sacks champion thanks to the generosity of Daniel Adongo and Bjoern Werner.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mike Lopresti: Pacers finally respond to critics So maybe the Indiana Pacers don't like being called wussies. Is that all it took, an on-air jab from Charles Barkley? Some brash talk, apparently, from Atlanta Hawks guard and Indianapolis native son Jeff Teague? Or was it the stark reality that they were closing in on owning the notorious legacy of a team that melted in the bright lights, faster than frozen yogurt?

    April 23, 2014

  • Rick Bramwell: Morel season off to a slow start The expectations, brought on by a harsh winter, have turned into a wait-and-see situation for morel hunters. A cooler than normal spring has put the tasty little sponges on ice.

    April 23, 2014

  • Tigers nip Argylls in girls track meet ALEXANDRIA -- Kelsey Crisp had a trio of firsts and a second place finish and her Alexandria Tigers needed every one of those as they nipped Madison-Grant 61-60 in a girls dual track meet here Tuesday. Crisp won the 100, the 400 and the long jump and

    April 23, 2014

  • SPT - HB0423 - PHHS golf 1 PH displays depth, dismantles Delta Three of Pendleton Heights top five golfers sat out Tuesday’s match against Delta, and the Arabians barely missed a beat. Tyler Meyer and Chase Simpson fired low nine-hole scores of 36 to pace the Arabians to a 159-190 victory over the Eagles.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin

AP Video