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RACE FILMING

RACE FILMING

Race filming was introduced at Addington on Saturday 17 August, and although only one tower is at present available for a camera - it is situated at the Show Grounds end of the front straight - it has more than saiisfied the stipendiary stewards. "We have not had to use it today in any of our inquiries, but from what we have seen it has come right up to expectations," said Mr L A Butterfield, the chief stipendiary steward.

The film of the race, taken on video tape, is played back in the stipendiary stewards' room after each race, and when the other camera - on the top bend out of the back straight - is installed, it will allow complete coverage of racing.

Race filming is in vogue at Riccarton and Riverton in the South Island, but Addington is the first trotting course to have it installed, although it will be used later by some of the trotting clubs in Southland.

Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 21Aug68

 
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