Is a virtual Durban July on the cards next?
Stewart Machin racecaller of the virtual National said, “It is so realistic that once you start commentating, never for a fleeting moment does it go through your mind that it isn’t real.”
The Virtual Grand National – shown on ITV – pulled in a peak audience of 4,8 million viewers. This can be compared to the 1,95 million who watched the 2019 Derby won by Anthony Van Dyk and the 940 000 who tuned in for Enable’s bid for a third Arc De Triomphe win in Paris in October.
Could we see this year’s most famous horse race the Durban July, decided for the first time by a computer? read more here