Keeneland racecourse installs new video technology

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Renowned racecourse Keeneland in Kentucky, USA, has installed six new LED video displays, with five of those replacing existing signage and the sixth added to the track’s paddock area.

Designed and installed by Daktronics, the five infield displays combine to share live video as well as current odds and information for current and upcoming races.

The new main infield display now features a 15HD pixel layout, an increase in resolution from the 23mm pixel layout display installed by Daktronics in 2006. It still measures approximately 19ft high by 38.5ft wide. The four displays flanking the main video board each improved to 16mm line spacings, again upgrading from the previous 23mm technology. Each of these displays measures 9.5ft high by 38.5ft wide.

New to the internationally renowned racecourse is a display with 6mm line spacing in the paddock area. It measures 3.5ft high by 30ft wide and is used to share current odds, race information and other details surrounding the upcoming race.

“We’ve been working with Keeneland for roughly two years to help bring this new vision to life for their venue and their visitors,” said Travis Borns, Daktronics project manager. “They’ve been using our ProStar technology for nearly 15 years and it’s a great feeling to have this opportunity to bring new technology with a higher resolution to their beautiful racetrack. It’s going to have a great impact on their upcoming events and we’re looking forward to seeing it happen.”

The new technology will be on display for the summer race meet on July 8-12 and when the Breeders’ Cup returns to Keeneland.

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