Photo finish camera not official, merely an “aid”

“Although the photo-finish camera now is required equipment for all horse tracks in the United States, it may be of interest that the pictures are not ‘official’; they are legally recognized as ‘aids’ to the placing judges in making final decisions. There is no case on record, of course, of the judges arguing against the photograph.”
(Walter Haight / The Washington Post and Times Herald, 07/09/1957)

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