Seven Horse Racing unveiled Live Jockey Cam on Caulfield Guineas Day, bringing fans closer to the action than ever before.
Live Jockey Cam was used in six races last Saturday and will be used on Saturday at Caulfield Cup Day and the following week at Cox Plate Day, with both feature meetings shown live and free across the screens of Seven.
This follows a long period of jockey cam development by Seven Racing, Telstra Broadcast Services, Chris Symons and the RVL stewards.
Racing Victoria has been supportive of broadcast innovation and worked closely with Seven Racing throughout the approval process of Live Jockey Cam to ensure safety and integrity were maintained.
Seven also acknowledged the support of the jockeys who wore the camera on Saturday, including Ben Melham, Jamie Kah, Cory Parish, Michael Dee and the stables of Busuttin Racing, Brunton Racing and Nick Ryan Racing, while Craig Williams and Lindsay Park Racing have both been long-time supporters of jockey cam.
Managing director Seven Melbourne and head of network sport Lewis Martin commented:
“We’re always looking for new ways to take our viewers as close to the action as possible, so coming up with a jockey cam that could be used live during races was something we worked damn hard to add to our racing coverage.
“We’re rapt we can now effectively put our viewers in the jockey’s saddle during races, giving them a vantage point previously enjoyed only by racing’s best riders.”