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If you had a split screen of the normal track feed and the blimp shot, that's all you would need. The blimp shot is great at picking up horses on the move. If you don't like the split screen idea, at least throw the Trackus feature up below the track feed since it may often offer the only clue to what is going on in a race given the bone head attempts of networks to cover the race.
the ultimate accountability for a televised show is the director's use of the multiple images he/she receives during the broadcast along with their placement. The mindless view changes destroys continuity of the race and they should just leave it to the feed the crowd gets.

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