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Talked to someone I know very well at Keeneland who is about as high up as you can be, and he told me there are no intentions of changing the surface and they are very happy with the safety record of the surface. Doubt he is lying to me, so anyone expecting a change is going to be incorrect.
Director of Communications at Keenland told me that she knows nothing about switching surfaces after the spring meet?
Spoke to several high ranking s at Turdway and they told me Poly was there to stay, Breeders' Cup or not.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Statement Regarding Keeneland’s Polytrack Surface from President and CEO Bill Thomason
We have one of the safest racing surfaces in America and there are no immediate plans to change it. Keeneland draws the top horses and horsemen in the country and our races are among the highest quality offered anywhere. We have among the largest field size in the country, our handle has increased, and our attendance is up.
Polytrack is the most prevalent of the all-weather surfaces available and remains a viable, reliable surface as evidenced by the fact that other venues continue to use it, including Lingfield—who was the first to adopt the surface and recently elected to re-install it, as well as Caulfield Racecourse in Australia.
We’ve always said that our efforts to improve racing are a journey not a destination. We are committed to having a surface that provides the best safety possible for horses and riders while also attracting the sport’s top horses and trainers to compete at this place that showcases the best of Thoroughbred racing.
This is an ongoing process and we will never compromise on either safety or quality.
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