Track Maintenance Meeting Attracts Crowd

About 120 register for annual event, held this year at Del Mar.

The Track Superintendents' and Arena Managers' Field Day attracted a record 120 registrants, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Aug. 19.

The event, presented by John Deere, is being held Aug. 18-20 at Del Mar. Participants earn credit for the safety training and continuing education component of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance code of standards. The agenda consists of workshops and presentations on the latest technologies affecting track maintenance.

Participants have come from as far away as the United Arab Emirates, as well as Australia, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

In addition to title partners John Deere and Del Mar, event sponsors include the NTRA, Valvoline, MD Barnmaster, Horsemen's Track & Equipment, Arbico Organics, Larcom & Mitchell, Equine Savings, Global Barrier Systems, Stabilizer Solutions, Hunter Industries, and Duralock Ltd.