Keyword: Polytrack

  • Opening day for Del Mar's new Polytrack synthetic racing surface.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1760397%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

    Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

  • Arlington Park Debuts Second Finish Line

    The May 11 race card at Arlington Park will begin with the debut of the track's new alternate finish line for a race run at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.

  • New Arlington Polytrack gets positive reviews.

    Arlington's New Surface Healing Old Wounds

    A year after an unprecedented string of catastrophic breakdowns left horsemen wondering what was wrong with the dirt track at Arlington Park, they were singing the praises of a new synthetic racing surface.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Change of Speed

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Conventional wisdom suggests front-running horses have a huge advantage if they are allowed to set the tortoise-like fractions established in this year's Blue Grass. But Polytrack has thrown conventional wisdom out the window.

  • Keeneland Hopes to Keep Momentum Going at April Juvenile Auction

    Keeneland pumped up the promotion of its April sale of 2-year-olds in training last year, and the effort paid off as the auction enjoyed increases in its gross revenue, average price, and median price, which set a sale record. But can Keeneland keep the momentum going Tuesday, when the latest edition of the sale will be held in Central Kentucky?

  • Edgar Prado wins the Vinery Madison on Mary Delaney, Wednesday at Keeneland.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D998279%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Mary Delaney Impressive in Vinery Madison Win

    Synthetic surface specialist Mary Delaney took the lead shortly after the start and never looked back Wednesday to take Keeneland's Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) in impressive fashion.

  • Lingfield's Winter Derby Winner to be Invited to Gold Cup

    In an agreement with Lingfield Park Racecourse in Surrey, England, Hollywood Park will issue an invitation to the winner of the 2007 Winter Derby (Eng-III) to participate in the 68th running of the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on June 30.

  • Bay Meadows May Defer Synthetic Track Decision

    Bay Meadows Race Course, long rumored to be facing demolition in favor of redevelopment plans approved by the city of San Mateo, may seek an exemption from a California Horse Racing Board mandate to replace its existing dirt track with an artificial one by the end of 2007.

  • Polytrack Cleared in Problems at British Track

    Investigations by racing authorities and officials at Wolverhampton Raceocurse in Britain have determined that the Polytrack artificial surface in use at the track is not responsible for five equine fatalities and a series of recent spills.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Spanning the Globe

    <em>Ray Paulick</em> - It's difficult to get away from talk of synthetic surfaces, whether it concerns racing in North America, Asia, Europe, or Dubai.

  • Empire Racing Releases New York Safety Plan

    Empire Racing Associates, a finalist for New York's Thoroughbred racing franchise, on Nov. 27 released a plan addressing measures designed to improve racing and training safety.

  • NJSEA Officials Exploring Dual-Breed Synthetic Surface

    Members of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority racing team, as well as two trainers, visited Tapeta Farm in Maryland recently to review a synthetic racing surface with the inventor of Tapeta, trainer Michael Dickinson.

  • William S. Farish, honored guest at 75th TCA testimonial dinner.

    Thoroughbred Club Honors Will Farish

    William S. Farish cited five current developments that give him optimism about the future of the Thoroughbred industry during his remarks as the honor guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's 75th annual testimonial dinner, held at Keeneland Nov. 2.

  • Gorella, Many More Contenders Work at Keeneland

    Martin Schwartz's Gorella worked in the company with a stablemate and got five furlongs in :58 over the Polytrack at Keeneland Race Course Sunday in preparation for the Nov. 4 World Thoroughbred Championships at Churchill Downs. She wasn't alone as several horses with Breeders' Cup aspirations got their final works in on the morning.

  • Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

    Keeneland reported record attendance and a 12.3% increase in total wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

  • Lava Man is prepping for BC at Keeneland.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3DS204654%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D601496%26sequencenum%3D4%26page%3D&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Lava Man Ships Early, Settles in at Keeneland

    After shipping into Kentucky Oct. 10, the California-based Lava Man is adjusting well to his new surroundings at Keeneland Race Course as he preps for the $5- million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. According to trainer Doug O'Neill, the 5-year-old gelding settled in without a problem and is galloping daily over Keeneland's new Polytrack synthetic surface.

  • Countdown to the Cup: Nothing Now but the Waiting

    The stars will be shining down on Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 4, but many of the brightest ones will not even show up until the middle of Breeders' Cup week. As a result, several New York-based journalists, and one Jerseyite, have changed plans and will inhabit the Big Apple until the big guns complete their serious training.

  • It's a Keeneland Surprise as Polytrack Debuts

    As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did just that.

  • Polytrack, FallStars Weekend Highlight Keeneland Opening

    Keeneland will celebrate two milestones when the historic racetrack opens its fall meeting Oct. 6. In addition to the completion of its extensive track renovation, highlighted by the new Polytrack synthetic surface, Keeneland will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its inaugural race meet in 1936.

  • Perfect Drift headlines the geriatric set going into weekend action.

    Old Timers Day on Tap This Weekend

    When the dust settles following this weekend's major stakes, we could be saluting the geriatric set if 8-year-old The Tin Man and 7-year-olds Perfect Drift and Meteor Storm come away with victories in their respective races.