You can really see how closely Borel sticks to the rail. It's just mindboggling. Inches, not feet.
I think they switched to that during the live race for two reasons: 1) there are so many tents and things in the infield, the y would have blocked the view of the race; 2) Mine That Bird's move last year was so amazing to see from above that they were hoping for similar
I actually LOVED the over head view. I totally enjoy going back to see the winners and how they got to the finish line. I wish they would use it in a "window" box so you could follow it start to finish, but with the classic view also running, main screen.
I felt that the entire broadcast was more about the people involved than the horses. It's disappointing as I love to watch the horses in the paddock and the warm-up - they really are beautiful. With the overhead shot - it is more like watching a NASCAR race than a horse race.
Equestrian art is closely related to the wisdom of life - Alois Podhajsky
i dont mind occasional flash-overs to the overhead view, but i dont want to watch the entire race in overhead. i'd much rather see a replay in overhead, rather than watch the entire race from above. i think this type of broadcast really looses the personal feeling of being in the race, the essence of the grit, the power, etc involved in a race of that many top young horses....