Horse racingSciencePacing strategy optimization and modeling thanks to tracking data

24 July 2020

Two researchers from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales studied the strategy of gait in a gallop race.

Using speed data from the Chantilly races, they defined a mathematical model that provides the optimal gait strategy for horses over a fixed distance. This makes it possible to understand the speed, the evolution of the oxygen uptake in a race, as well as the energy or the propulsive force and to predict the changes of rhythm according to the properties (altitude and flexion) of the track. .

This study was based on tracking data collected using the McLloyd HPv2 high precision sensor, with courtesy of France Galop.

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