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World First For E-Trakka

Friday, 2nd August 2013

In a world-first, Australian company Equitronics has announced that it has added a unique stride length measuring function to its revolutionary E-Trakka system for thoroughbred racehorses. The Stride Length function, achieved after three years of significant research & development, is an accurate and reliable method of measuring the stride length of an equine athlete. Stride Length can provide valuable insights into athletic ability as horses with a longer stride are generally higher class. The new E-Trakka function is designed to provide trainers with a simple number and standard benchmark that Equitronics calls Stride Length 50 (SL50). This number captures the stride length of a horse once it reaches 50kph (31mph) and is computed after hundreds of individual strides. This allows trainers to view stride length readings during a workout, including at peak speed, providing trainers with a very important tool for understanding and monitoring their horses' performance, fitness and general well-being. For example, if a horse is quantified as having a medium stride length but suddenly readings from its track work reveal a shorter stride, this could be a sign of lameness.

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