Thursday, August 05, 2010

Kentucky Horse Park to have better cell phone service during WEG - Full Article

August 5 2010

By Linda B. Blackford -

AT&T will expand its cell phone and wireless Internet service at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the company said Wednesday as it was declared an official sponsor of the Games.

AT&T also will provide a global positioning system that allows spectators to track the whereabouts of horses during the Games' endurance event, which will be run on a 100-mile course largely made up of private horse farms.

"We will be doing this GPS tracking for the first time," said Emmett Ross, the discipline manager for endurance who designed the course.
Ross describes endurance as "80 Kentucky Derbies at one-third the speed in one day." Ross said the tracking system is especially valuable because spectators will not be allowed on private land to watch the race...

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