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With all the money that has been spent on synth tracks, why hasn't somebody figured out a way to have a mechanical cover drawn over the track? All you would need is to cover it about a foot off the ground, pitched in the middle, with drains on the sides. Can't be much more expensive than the synth surfaces and it would keep the track from get to be sloppy. If they can build a stadium with a retractable roof surely a mechanical covering system could be created, no?
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Because the decision to put in synthetics was the result of Shapiro's CHRB edict. It wasn't the decision of , it wasn't the decision of the Bay Meadows Land Company, & Del Mar just wanted a safe surface no matter what it was. Would any of them have chosen to spend the $$ to put in a synthetic track if they hadn't too ? They only did it to enable them getting racing dates.
While should have replaced the whole drainage system when they changed from Cushion Track to Pro Ride, there wouldn't even be the current drainage problems if the Cushion Track hadn't been installed in the first place. And Shapiro by his whim started the problems.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride-
& If dirt were dollars we'd all be in the black
Looks like they took your advice
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