The Racing Partnership has licensed Racecourse Data Technologies (RDT) to provide services to on course bookmakers from its 22 racecourses.
The licensing has formalised RDT’s role as an on course technology service provider to Racing Partnership racecourses until the end of 2019. RDT will play an integral role in ensuring that The Racing Partnership can deliver fast and reliable data, including SPs to support its media rights agreements with retail and online bookmakers.
The new agreement comes about at a time when significant development work is being undertaken by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Press Association (PA) for the collection and distribution of race day data. Alongside the RDT software, the PA is developing new technology to improve the quality of race data in real-time, and transmit the data off course faster than ever before.
Mark Kingston, Director of The Racing Partnership, said: “We are very pleased to have agreed this deal with RDT to provide services across The Racing Partnership racecourses. It’s an important step forward in ensuring efficient collection and distribution of data.”
Maurice Lindsay, RDT Chairman, said: “We are delighted to have concluded this agreement which allows RDT to continue to service the on-track bookmakers on The Racing Partnership’s 22 tracks and we look forward to an exciting period of further development in the area of racecourse data.”