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Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Update On The Science of Track Surface Management


Through the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorses summits, launched in 2006 by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Dr. Mick Peterson of the University of Maine has become well known to race track superintendents. This arm of the Thoroughbred industry has proven eager to accept outside help from Dr. Peterson, and with the help of The Jockey Club he established the Racing Surface Testing Laboratory. Many tracks have commissioned him to evaluate their racing surfaces. During the recent Annual Arizona Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming at the University of Arizona, Dr. Peterson led a presentation which illustrated the progress that has been made and looked ahead to exciting new developments. To access the pdf reprint from Blood-Horse, December 11, 2013, please click here.

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