Keyword: surface

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • With Dirt, Keeneland Reaching for the Stars

    With its return to dirt racing this fall, Keeneland hopes to hear that greeting--cue Eric Clapton--from more horsemen interested in prepping their top starters for main-track races in this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • Ian Pearse of Pro-Ride Racing Australia

    New SA Surface Gets Positive Reviews

    Oak Tree's opening day, Sept. 24, brought sweltering temperatures back to Southern California, almost as if by design to test the new Pro-Ride synthetic surface. The surface heated up, but after the day's six races over it (the other three being on turf), reviews were generally optimistic.

  • River Downs Opens April 8 with New Surface

    River Downs, which will open for its 80th season Friday, has installed a new racing surface on its main track that is expected to better withstand the rigors of live racing during the summer months and require less daily maintenance.

  • Newbury Announces All-Weather Track

    Newbury, one of Britain's most prominent racecourses, has announced plans for a 15-furlong all-weather (dirt) course with five and six-furlong straight races and a chute for contests over seven furlongs and a mile.