equinITy Technology behind 5 Group wins at Flemington
equinITy Technology, creators of a horse welfare and monitoring system, was used by top trainers to bring some of the headline making horses into the top spot in Flemington – including the one that “stopped the nation”.
Over the four days of the Carnival, trainers who have adopted the equinITy technology brought home six winners (including three Group 1’s, one Group 2, and one Group 3), – six second and five third place getters.
The technology, developed in response to trainers’ desires to closely assess and monitor their horse’s welfare and fitness levels, marks a shift in horse racing as technological advancements enter the field.
Flemington-based trainer, Danny O’Brien with four wins, three seconds and one third over the four days, but significantly, who took wins with Vow and Declare in the Melbourne Cup and Miami Bound in The Oaks confirmed that he has been using the technology at his stables.
“We’ve been using equinITy for over four years and it gives us additional information on the horses health and fitness that would otherwise be impossible to get. The quick analysis of ongoing data has enabled us to make some good calls in the past and gives us an edge against our competitors. It also puts the horse’s welfare at the forefront and that’s important” O’Brien said.
The technology which measures heart rate, recovery times, distance, split times, strides per furlong, stride length, speed, location and altitude, is able to stream to any device in real time, making it easy for trainers anywhere in the world to monitor the performance of their horses. Called out as additional eyes and ears for horse welfare, equinITy Technology is proving it is enabling its customers to gain a competitive advantage.
Keith Hanson, CEO and co-founder of equinITy Technology