Keyword: Richard Tedesco

  • New Del Mar Surface 'Coming Together'

    Just more than three weeks into Del Mar's summer meet, opinions still vary on the seaside track's new dirt surface, but most seem to agree the track is beginning to show what could be its lasting form.

  • Santa Anita Dirt Track

    Santa Anita Plans to Adjust Track Composition

    Santa Anita's track maintenance team plans to adjust the composition of the main track Jan. 18 to bring it back to the mix of sand, clay, and silt that it was before the region received several rainstorms in late December.

  • Training on the dirt at Santa Anita.

    Santa Anita 'Feeling Way' With New Surface

    There has been one racing fatality following a breakdown in the first eight days of competition on Santa Anita Park's new dirt track, according to the California Horse Racing Board equine medical director.

  • Sherwood Chillingworth, Oak Tree's executive vice president

    Oak Tree Headed for Hollywood After All

    The Oak Tree Racing Association appears to be on the move once again after horsemen refused to go along with holding the fall meeting at Santa Anita over concerns with the main track's condition.

  • Del Mar Cancels Training Due to Surface Issue

    Del Mar canceled training on its main track the morning of July 22 when it was determined that there had been some separation of its Polytrack materials in the stretch area causing some inconsistencies in the surface makeup.

  • Officials: Track Consistency, Maintenance Key

    As people rush to takes sides in the great dirt-versus-synthetic surface debate, Dr. Mick Peterson and Santa Anita Park track superintendent Richard Tedesco suggested consistency and maintenance trump type of surface.

  • Track Superintendents Talk Synthetics

    With the racing industry being scrutinized in the area of track safety, the seventh annual Track Superintendent Field Day conference at Keeneland June 2-3 seemed an especially timely opportunity for questions to be answered by synthetic-track maintenance professionals from around the country.

  • Santa Anita canceled racing Jan. 24 due to adverse weather conditions.

    West Coast Millions Races in Doubt

    The drainage problems of Santa Anita's Cushion Track coupled with two inches of hail that fell at 5 a.m. Jan. 24 has put the West Coast half of Sunshine Millions in serious doubt, according to track president Ron Charles. Santa Anita had to cancel its Jan. 24 card.