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Racing simulator uses STEM to simulate jockey experience

July 07, 2017 06:52 PM

The National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs has unveiled a new state-of-the art racing simulator. It uses science and technology to find out what it feels like to ride a horse at 40 miles per hour.

Through the use of advanced software, it puts riders in control of a simulated thoroughbred, racing against other horses as it plays out on a high-definition screen with a digital rendering of Saratoga Race Course.

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Retired Jockey Robbie Davis was the first to give it a try.

"This is the closest to the real thing that I've ever seen. It really gives you a nice physical work out and you'll get a better idea of what a jockey's going through," noted Davis.

The Museum of Racing is located on Union Avenue across from the Saratoga Race Course. They expect the new exhibit to be a big hit this summer. It costs $10 per ride.

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