OTI Gazette | Issue 89

In this edition of the OTI Gazette, we have a chat to the Head of Sports Science at Ciaron Maher Racing, Katrina Anderson.

We also take a look at possible changes to the racing program, review our day out at the Balnarring Picnics, assess this weekend’s runners and introduce a lovely 2yo colt by Le Havre.

All that and much more!


“Horses are saddled with an Equimetre device that records GPS, heart rate, and locomotion data. The basis of my feedback is to report what each horse did in their training, how they handled the work, and how they are adapting over the preparation. Any abnormalities with recovery or locomotion are flagged to investigate further. I like to get people excited about the horses that are training well by adding a positive emoji such as a rocket or flame.”


“The idea that the Cox Plate be moved however is ‘pie in the sky’. There’s little doubt that the relevant parties and the racing public will ultimately reject alternative timing for the great race. Indeed, should it be moved, it would open the opportunity for NSW to dominate the spring, with the big losers being the VRC Carnival.”