Ground matters: God’s Dirt versus Man-Made Synthetic

By JANE ALLIN In pursuit of reducing the number of catastrophic breakdowns that occur in Thoroughbred horse racing, the North American induction of synthetic track surfaces has spawned a malevolent discord amongst players in the game, rife with both heated dispute and caustic reproach between those at polar ends of the enduring debate. What spurred… Continue reading Ground matters: God’s Dirt versus Man-Made Synthetic

Santa Anita’s new surface gets good early reviews despite numerous injuries and a death

The Los Angeles Daily News reports on reactions to the new dirt surface at Santa Anita racecourse installed in time for its winter-spring meeting, and resulting racehorse injuries and fatalities. We're a little more than one-fifth of the way through Santa Anita's winter-spring meet and the track's new main dirt surface is receiving positive reviews… Continue reading Santa Anita’s new surface gets good early reviews despite numerous injuries and a death