Cheltenham Festival 2014

Cheltenham Festival 2014 Broadcast RF

Cheltenham Festival 2014

Broadcast RF’s very busy start to 2014 showed no sign of slowing down, as a total of 9 wireless systems were provided for coverage of the Cheltenham Festival this week, including 2 Steadicams, 2 Reporter Cams, 2 Trackers, 1 Starts Jib, 1 Starts Reporter and 1 Betting Cam.

Over the four day festival more than 450 horses competed in a total of 27 races, with Bobs Worth winning the Lexus Chase and Silviniaco Conti winning the King George VI Chase, making them favourites in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting market.

On top of the radio camera systems that were utilised, Broadcast RF took to the skies on Friday, supplying aerial coverage of the Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup for the final day of racing.

The Gold Cup was coveted by controversy before it had even begun, with trainer Philip Fenton being cleared to race despite the fact that he was facing a drugs inquiry. On top of that, there was fatality on the racecourse, as jockeys Ruby Walsh and Daryl Jacob were emitted to hospital with broken bones, and four racehorses were put down after incurring serious injury over the period of four days.

Footage from a bird’s eye view was provided for the first time, offering a new perspective for an audience that peaked at 1.53million, 50,000 more than in 2013.

A full report provided by the Sports Video Group on the coverage of Cheltenham Festival, including details of the helicopter supplied by Aerial Camera Systems and the HD Helicopter Downlink supplied by Broadcast RF, can be found online at the following link:

The Grand National if is now only a matter of weeks away and we look forward to providing facilities again this year after an excellent 3 day meeting at Aintree in 2013.

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