Hollywood Park, acting on test results, has ordered additional wax for the top layer of its synthetic racing surface.
“There has been a decrease in wax content in the top layer,” general manager Eual Wyatt Jr. said. “The change is probably a natural occurrence with the enormous amount of traffic we have had on this racetrack. The tests indicate the pad under the top layer is relatively unchanged from when it was originally put down.”
Hollywood Park’s all-weather surface, known as Cushion Track, was installed last summer and opened in mid-September. It was manufactured by Equestrian Surfaces of Burnley, England.
“We will be meeting with their representatives this weekend to determine the timing and method of the application,” Wyatt said.