Arlington Park to Add Pine Bark Shavings to Main Track

Edited Arlington Park release
Weather permitting, starting Wednesday, July 5, Arlington Park will begin adding pine bark shavings to the dirt on the main track.

"This is something that we've planned since our first track safety committee meeting six weeks ago," said Arlington Park vice president of racing and racing secretary Kevin Greely. "The pine bark will help the track retain moisture as the weather heats up this summer and will also add a little extra bounce to the racing surface. Other tracks such as Louisiana Downs and the King Abdul Aziz racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have had success with this."