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"We have one of the safest racing surfaces in America, and there are no immediate plans to change it," Thomason said. "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--which was the first to adopt the surface and recently elected to re-install it, as well as Caulfield Race Course 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."
The surface was first used for racing at Keeneland in the fall of 2006. For 32 days of racing over two meets last year, Keeneland averaged 9.45 horses per race, one of the highest in the country, according to The Jockey Club Information Systems, and traditionally has one of the lowest catastrophic injury rates in North America.
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I beg to differ. Santa Anita's dirt surface had more fatal breakdowns in 2012 than Golden Gate's Tapeta Footings - and given that GG races cheaper stock (and has more racing days every year than Santa Anita), I can't respectfully substantiate your comment.
Basically you're saying his BS comment is BS.
Next time you're in SF, I will take you to GoldenGatebytheBay. We will walk across the Tapeta footings course ourselves and you will become quite infatuated with it. I guarantee it.
Then we will go meet Mr. Hardiman - the best bugler alive and also Mr. Wrona - figuratively the best announcer at any track, and you will have the best day of your life.
You have this in legal writing.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
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