Track Superintendents' Field Day Scheduled

Three-day event at Belont Park features demonstrations, panel discussions

Demonstrations and panel discussions on various aspects of racetrack maintenance will be presented during the ninth annual Track Superintendents’ Field Day June 13-15 at Belmont Park.

The event is hosted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. Attendance by racetrack representatives at the event will also contribute to fulfilling NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance requirements for safety training and continuing education, according to a release from the NTRA. Other topics and features include the testing of moisture and compaction on turf courses; theory and practice of injury prevention; turf track renovations; and fertilizers and seeds.

Among those participating in the event will be veterinarian and UC-Davis researcher Dr. Sue Stover; track surface expert Dr. Mick Peterson of the University of Maine; Dr. Rob Holland of Pfizer Animal Health; Ed Bowen of The Jockey Club; New York Racing Association blacksmith Joe Campbell; John Seib of All Pro Horticulture; and Roch Dold, Dwight Ange and Kent Hughes representing John Deere.