Monmouth Park to Film Running of Every Race, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-23


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Monmouth Park to Film Running of Every Race OCEANPORT, N. J., May 22.— The "Film Patrol," which records on celluloid the running of every race from starting gate to finish line, will be introduced at Monmouth Park during the coming racing season, June 16 through August 8, according to general manager Edward J. Brennan. Monmouth Park is the first track in New Jersey to install the photo equipment,, considered by racegoers an outstanding safeguard for the sport. • Twin camera towers are to be constructed by the Thorobred Photo Service on the clubhouse and home stretch turns, with an unhampered view of action An the curves and through the straightaways. A third cameraman, stationed atop the grandstand, insures complete coverage of every race oh 16 milimeter black and white film. This,film will be rushed to a specially prepared laboratory in the grandstand basement to be processed, edited and assembled. In the event of any claim of foul, the film can be made ready for projection within 10 minutes after the finish of the race, telling its own dramatic story. "I consider installation of the film patrol one of the most aggressive steps yet made by Monmouth Park to improve and protect the sport," Brennan stated at his race track offices. "Such photography is mandatory at all California tracks, and is also installed at" the five New York courses. It not only helps to keep racing clean, but is a real safeguard for the public. It has no less won the approval of jockeys who can either prove, through a viewing of the film itself, innocence of intentional rough riding, or be at the same time condemned on celluloid evidence for foul tactics."

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