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Photo Finish

Hong Kong has some of the most competitive horse races in the world and close finishes are common sights. To assist the Judges with the determination of race results, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has a team of professional staff utilizing modern and purpose-built equipment to capture accurate finish photos. A Voting Member of the Club also officiates.

In this video, viewers are provided with some insight into how high speed photo finish cameras work, how the finish photos differ from images captured by conventional video cameras, and why only images captured by the high speed photo finish cameras should be used for determining race results.