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Android users gain breed filtering and jockey silks on TwinSpires App

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TwinSpires Staff

October 13th, 2021

TwinSpires mobile for Android now presents breed filters for the live racing homepage and jockey silks. The breed filters feature allows players to filter their display by track type; Thoroughbred, Harness, and Greyhound. This allows a more efficient experience for users.

Color is an important component of Thoroughbred racing’s visual appeal, one example being the silks worn by jockeys. As handicappers and racing fans attempt to track their rooting interests throughout the duration of a race, these colorful owner silks are one of the main differentiators to lean on.

Often times post position saddle cloths are also utilized as a good visual identifier, but sometimes saddle cloths are the same color or even obstructed. International racing traditionally uses same colored or styled saddle cloths as well. Thus, why other branding factors or differentiators is helpful.

TwinSpires is excited to bring two new features for Android mobile users. One new feature is the presence of jockey silks to aid users in identifying runners of interest in both the program and while watching the live racing video.

Over the decades, certain silk designs associated with famous stables and their champions have become iconic and identifiable to racing fans everywhere. Here are five examples:

Calumet Farm: The stable’s former colors of devil’s red and blue were worn to victory by a record eight winners of the Kentucky Derby, including the Triple Crown heroes Citation and Whirlaway. The list of its other champions and Hall of Famers is similarly long.

Meadow Stable: The blue and white blocks, with blue- and white-striped sleeves, are most notably associated with Secretariat, the 20th century’s most acclaimed runner. Before him, the Chenery family’s colors were adorned by Hall of Famers Hill Prince, Cicada, and Riva Ridge.

Phipps Stable: The simple black jacket with cherry cap has been a ubiquitous presence on the turf’s biggest stages for nearly a century. Legendary runners representing the stable include Buckpasser, Personal Ensign, and Easy Goer.

Belair Stud: The Woodward family’s white jacket with red polka dots and cap are most closely associated with great three-year-olds. Among these were Triple Crown champions Gallant Fox and Omaha, and the dual classic winners Nashua and Damascus.

Rokeby Stable: The late Paul Mellon’s gray jacket with yellow braids, sleeves, and cap achieved legendary status from the 1960s through the early 1990s, especially at Saratoga. Horses of the Year Arts and Letters and Fort Marcy, and Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, were notable representatives.

The navigation menu now displays breeds.

Race entries now display racing silks.

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