Mick Peterson to Discuss Racetrack Surfaces

Free seminar is March 14 at the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library in Arcadia.

Dr. Michael “Mick” Peterson will address "Assessing Track Surfaces" at a seminar for horsemen to be held in Arcadia, Calif., March 14. Peterson is the executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory.

His talk at the annual "Modern Veterinary Medicine & Your Racehorse" seminar is presented by the California Thoroughbred Foundation, the Southern California Equine Foundation, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California. It starts at 5:30 p.m. PST in the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association offices, 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia.           

Peterson is the Libra Foundation Professor for the College of Engineering at the University of Maine.  His research links traditional understanding of engineering mechanics and materials to the biomechanics of animals.

Reservations for the free program are required by calling the TOC at (800) 994-9909 or visiting www.toconline.com. Seating is limited.

Over the past six years, Dr. Peterson has developed a passion for understanding racing surfaces. He has developed test protocols that have been used at more than 30 Thoroughbred racing venues.

The Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory is a non-profit organization supported by the industry. It provides research, testing, and materials characterization services for the horse racing industry.