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GPS device to track down racehorses

Racing has got a new piece of hi-tech kit, which monitors racehorse performance and simultaneously relays the information anywhere in the world. The new system has been developed by Cambridge Design Partnership together with British Endurance Riding Association Team member Dominique Freeman in U.K. It combines a GPS receiver with biological and environmental sensors in a single lightweight package carried by the horse. The device can simultaneously monitor the horse’s performance, physiology and environmental conditions. This can be displayed in real-time to the rider and transmitted live around the world. Trainers and owners who have previously had to rely on trackside observations in combination with occasional treadmill tests to collect this information can now collect all of this data, all of the time, in any location. The new device is proving to be useful during events. Cambridge Design Partnership is an engineering and design company that creates new products and technologies for clients worldwide.