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I’m curious about what good the sensors are supposed to do in the middle of a race. Are they going to flag down a jockey and make him pull up?

:thinking:I’m assuming they’ve done some testing on the sensors.
I’m imagining they measure horses’ heartrate, or?
& Yeah, if a sensor alarms during the race, then what?
Let stressed horse finish the race?
Maybe (says my suspicious mind) sensors are just decorative :unamused:

I can’t imagine too many bettors would be happy if their horse pulled up because the sensor said to stop.

I don’t think the point of the sensors would be to take immediate action. It seems more like data gathering for longer term study - if certain horses show signs of excessive stress during a race, then they can look for causes and see what might be able to be changed.

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