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Vic Zast

From the perspective of being an owner, an industry pioneer in corporate sponsorship, a track president and fan, Vic Zast writes the "Destinations" column for The Blood-Horse. His five-star ratings of international events have shed light on racing in all corners of the globe - from England, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai to Japan.

Vic is a regular contributor to MSNBC.com, a columnist for the Illinois Racing News and has written on racing for ESPN.com, National Public radio and The Age, Australia's leading daily.

Vic makes his home in Chicago and lives in Saratoga Springs in August.

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Monday, August 09, 2010


Comment of the Week, Indulto’s Comment No. 5


Indulto is a reader who usually has something good to say and always says it eloquently. The following represents his excellent suggestion for an app for the racetrack:

Indulto says:
05 Aug 2010 at 10:20 pm | #

VZ,
Since off-track handle accounts for 90% of a track’s total, the most atTRACtive app with the biggest bang for the buck, both for builder and bettor, has to be the “binocular”—similar in concept to the “magnifier” in Windows.

It would allow the viewer to zoom in on any portion of a full-field display image to isolate the horse of choice and display an enlarged image.

It is entirely do-able using high-definition,internet-streamed live video and replays. What are they waiting for, an invitation?


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